Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the turkeys are de-frosting and preparations are being made. Being surrounded by friends and family is the most important part of this grateful day, but the second most important part is the heaps of food consumed. From turkey to mashed potatoes, to stuffing and cranberries, just the thought of it makes us feel full. This year instead of switching to those stretchy pants and watching football, try these fun, active games that you can do as a family to help aid digestion.
Thanksgiving and football go hand in hand like spring and baseball. But, this year instead of sitting on the couch watching the games all day, try taking advantage of halftime and get outside for a game of touch football. Make it more exciting and let the winning team get the first pick from the dessert table!
After enjoying your scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner, instead of sitting on the couch and readying yourself for round three or four, grab the family and head outdoors. Enjoy the crisp autumn air and the final days of fall colors and crunchy leaves. Wander around the neighborhood looking for leaves or pinecones that you can transform into art.
Nothing brings a family together more than food and games. After your Thanksgiving Day feast bust out some board games to play together as a family. For a younger crowd, try adding a Thanksgiving spin onto the classics, for example: instead of Simon Says try Turkey Says or ‘duck, duck, goose’ becomes ‘chicken, chicken, turkey’ and so forth.
DIY Turkey Games:
Instead of board games, try making your own turkey games. We love Turkey bowling, which only requires plastic cups and a ball. Or, the gratitude game, which is a great way for family members to express their gratitude to one another. For other great ideas, check out this article.
The most important part of Thanksgiving is being surrounded by your family, friends, and the people you love. This year, try some of these family activities and games to keep joy and laughter echoing through the halls.