10 Best Fun Things To Do On Thanksgiving Day With Family

fun things to do on Thanksgiving Day

What do you usually do on Thanksgiving Day?

It’s understandable there could be some fun activities unique to your family’s Thanksgiving. It would be more awesome and fun if you decide to add some new activities to the list.

Although this year’s Thanksgiving is quite different due to the lockdown, that shouldn’t make it anything less enjoyable while observing social distancing due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Preparations for Thanksgiving can get you excited because of how many side dishes you intend to make, ample time with family and a day off for the week or even make you nervous trying to figure out “how to host Thanksgiving dinner on budget?“, “what is one way to make Thanksgiving more sustainable?” to “what type of wine goes well with Thanksgiving Dinner?” among many other questions capable to get you locked trying to figure out how to be stress free on Thanksgiving Day and have some great fun.

Don’t worry, we have got some ideas for things to do on Thanksgiving Day that will turn your day around and make it more fun celebrating gratitude during this year’s national Turkey Day.

Honestly, aside from making your go-to recipe for Thanksgiving and getting your bellies filled up, there are a whole lot of fun activities to make Thanksgiving Day more fun and enjoyable with families and friends.

So this year’s Turkey Day is finally here and you are trying to figure out fun things to do on Thanksgiving that everyone would like? Search no further as we have put together some ideas for special Thanksgiving activities to do that are fun enough to make everyone feel accomplished.

10 best things to do on Thanksgiving when you are not eating.

1. Send a surprise to your loved ones

If you are unable to come home during this Thanksgiving celebration, or your loved ones are not around, send them a sweet treat that will show how grateful you are and make their day special.

2. What your family’s favorite movie together

Watch a list of the best fall movies with your family members while enjoying popcorn or your favorite Thanksgiving dish. Of course, you should have your selection of the best Thanksgiving movies on Netflix to make it more fun.

3. Play bingo games

Discover why bingo is actually good for you by playing this classic game with your family members. You can decide to play the Thanksgiving bingo or the neighborhood bingo game to have a whole lot of fun in today’s Thanksgiving holiday celebration. They’re downloadable and printable Thanksgiving games perfect for school Thanksgiving event.

4. Mini pumpkin hunt

While adults can wait till Easter to hide the eggs, you can engage your kids with finding mini pumpkins within a limited amount of time and then count how many each was able to pick.

5. Garden Bowling

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Get into a nearby garden with some bowling pins and create a bowling lane with ample hay bale and the game begins.

6. Video call

Distance isn’t enough to prevent you from enjoying Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Couples, family members, friends, and well wishes can decide to host a virtual party on Zoom, Skype, Facetime, or your favorite video call app and play some fun card games online or have everyone say what they are grateful for.

7. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will be TV only and will not feature the coming together of the crowd with gigantic balloons, marching bands, and entertainers. It will be the New York City first ever virtually conducted Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be aired by NBC at 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Central Time on Thursday, November 26 to make everyone feel the warmth of this year’s Thanksgiving celebration.

8. Make a craft

Thanksgiving is a great excuse to exhibit your creativity or get the family together to make some Turkey drawings and paintings. You can decide to make your own custom board game as a Thanksgiving craft or get the children busy making their favorite crafts while you cook.

9. Make a decoration

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Decorating for the season is a fun thing to do together with the family on Thanksgiving Day. Let everyone bring their ideas for a perfect Thanksgiving decoration having the centerpiece in mind, you will end up having a colorful day that will put an amazing and alluring smile on everyone’s face.

10. Turkey Trot

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Although the Turkey Trot for 2020 is canceled for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can get creative with a matching t-shirt, have a personal footrace, and cover a small range of distance may be in your neighborhood and not necessarily the 3.1 (5K)  to 26.2 miles.

We hope you find our compilation of the best fun things to do on Thanksgiving Day with family interesting and fun enough to make this year’s Turkey Day special.

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