Thanksgiving is a kind of celebration that is observed to bond the families together. In America, it is important to celebrate it to let the children be aware of this holiday and let the kids also celebrate it when they grew up even without their parents beside them. So the trend continues from generation to generation. Here are some Thanksgiving activities parents and children usually observed on this occasion.
A teddy bear hunt. Buy a cute bear and hide it somewhere within the celebration area. Then give the participants instructions that when the game begin, they will start searching for the teddy bear inside the room and whoever finds the teddy bear will receive a gift.
Recite a poem. There are lots of poems familiar to the kids and you can choose two poems that the kids can recite altogether on Thanksgiving day.
Egg relay activity. A kind of game that will develop kids alertness. The children will form two lines. Each contestant will relay the egg by transferring it to another spoon and whoever finish first without breaking and falling the egg wins.
Clay activity. In this activity the kids imagination will be developed. Tell them to express out through a figure the first thing that will come in their mind.
Enjoy cooking. Prepare all the possible ingredients needed. Let them do all the tasks in the cooking preparations and let them cook it but with your assistance. They will enjoy eating their own cooked meals.
Surprise Gifts. To make the game funnier, the children will buy a weird gift and they will give to the one they get from the random pick numbers. The organizer may start it then the receiver will give her gift to the one she picks, and it will go on until everyone else received their funny gifts.
A drawing game. Tell the children to draw anything they may want to draw and let them describe it in front of the people around them on Thanksgiving day.
Hide and seek game. Kids can also play during Thanksgiving day. Let them hide from each other and whoever will be found first by the organizer will look for the rest of the kids.
Reaching out activity. Teach the children how to help other people and makes them feel the sympathy for others. Visit an orphanage and let the children give gifts to less fortunate kids too.
A Thankful line. Children should be taught how to say thank you. In the activity, all the kids will form a single file and each one will say their appreciation to their parents and express their gratitude.
With so many activities choose appropriately the type of activities that will fit for your kids age bracket and prepare ahead of time all the possible things you will need in the event including the materials, the venue, the participants and the prices too. Make sure that the kids will really enjoy when they are participating in the Thanksgiving activities.