5 Activities to do with your child over Thanksgiving Break

By November 22, 2017Activities, Learning

5 Activities to do with your child over Thanksgiving Break

Don’t let your child waste away their Thanksgiving break playing phone games or watching television. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the community and interact as a family during Thanksgiving break. Ditch the devices, and use this small break from school as a big opportunity for you and your child to create lasting memories.

1. Volunteer

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for you and your family to participate in a volunteer program. Volunteermatch.com is an excellent resource for finding volunteer opportunities in your area, as the website allows you to search by zip code. Not only will you be giving back to your community, some studies show that volunteer work can make you a healthier and happier person. www.midlandvolunteerconnections.org

2. Read fun Thanksgiving-themed books

Go to the library and let your child pick out a few Thanksgiving-related books to take home and read together. Not only are you keeping their mind sharp and engaged over the break from school, reading a book together is a great memory that your child will treasure for their lifetime.

3. Turkey crafts

The biggest symbol of the Thanksgiving season is the turkey. Celebrate by putting together some easy Thanksgiving turkey-related crafts. Pinterest is an excellent resource for finding simple and easy craft ideas.

4. Play outside and collect the leaves

No Thanksgiving holiday is complete without some fun in the sun. Tossing the football around outside, or diving into piles of autumn leaves can become some of your child’s most precious memories of the Thanksgiving season. Collect the Autumn leaves for some fun leaf art projects!

5. Create an indoor Thanksgiving scavenger hunt

A fun and exciting activity that can apply to the holiday of Thanksgiving: create a Thanksgiving scavenger hunt that leads your child to a small prize, candy or yummy Thanksgiving snack!

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