Food-Free Thanksgiving Fun

Food-Free Thanksgiving Fun

Looking for some fun family ideas for the holidays?  Give these a try!

  • Board games! Get out those games you have in the closet since last Christmas and haven’t played yet. Scrabble, Life, Yahtzee, Cranium, Trivial Pursuit, Trouble, Chutes & Ladders, whatever! Have some silly fun!
  • Play Charades. This doesn’t take much. Make your own rules as you go. Have fun!
  • Sing-a-Long. Karaoke. Get out the instruments, guitars, piano. Dust off that accordion. Bring out the tambourines, spoons, etc. Put on a holiday radio station and sing along. Make up a contest. You can really have fun with this.
  • Memory Sharing. Share stories. You can pick a theme such as:
    • The greatest day of my life.
    • The best thing that happened in my life this year.
    • My favorite memory from childhood.
    • The funniest thing that ever happened to me.
    • Have someone scribe the stories or videotape the event.
  • Kids Talent Show. There’s usually one grownup at family gatherings who likes to get the kids doing activities. If you’re that person maybe you want to have the kids perform for the whole family after dinner. While everyone is watching football, you could throw it together. (Of course, adults can join the show too!)
  • I Love My Family because…. Gather round as a family and have each person share what they love about the family.