to Keep the Kids Busy While You’re Cooking

This year, we want your time in the kitchen to be fun, not frustrating so that’s why we give you a bunch of games that will be perfect come Thanksgiving. They will keep kids happy, while you add the finishing touches to the holiday meal.
If you’re looking for some Thanksgiving activities for kids to get them up, then you’ll want to check out this list of Thanksgiving games. Most of the activities can be done by themselves but a few you’ll need to help them a little with or put an older sibling to the task.

  • Decorate a Thanksgiving Card

    Have your child pick out a free, printable Thanksgiving card that they’d like to decorate and then mail it out or give it to a family member or friend.

  • I’m Grateful For…

    There’s no time like Thanksgiving to incorporate a lesson into your fun, and this gratitude game is perfect.  It gives kids the opportunity to put their name, date, who they’re grateful for, what they’re grateful for, and why they’re grateful.

  • Take Them on a Turkey Trot

    Most cities have turkey trots on Thanksgiving morning. Since these are short races, they’re perfect for the whole family. If your city doesn’t have one, consider hosting your own for your family or neighborhood.

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia

    You’ll need 3 clothespins for each person and a different color of paint for each person. The goal is to be the last person standing with at least one turkey pin still on.