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Thanksgiving Games and Fun

Who says that Thanksgiving is all about the food? This year we want to help you make it all about the fun and all about Thanksgiving games. This year lets make it about making memories with our loved ones, laughing at their jokes, delighting in their company, and soaking up the silliness.

Britni at Play, Party, Plan has some fabulous and funny Thanksgiving games that will get everyone at your thanksgiving table up and ready to play. From fun games, to silly moves everyone will be in stitches this year as they laugh themselves silly. Why not have some fun with the people at Thanksgiving? After all, you probably only see one another once or twice a year. How do you want to spend it? Sitting across from the table staring at one another? Or dancing around like a turkey and having fun? Britni has outlined several fun games that will have even the most boring family members laughing and letting loose. So try and have a little fun this year, you just might enjoy yourself!

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Thanksgiving Game Ideas


I’m Thankful For…

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and share our gratitude with others. Everyone has a reason to be thankful, from the youngest to the oldest in our family. So why not share those fantastic reasons with one another this season with a “I’m thankful for” printable.

These fantastic free printables are perfect for adding to your thanksgiving tables this year. Simply print copies for every place at the table, supply some pencils, crayons, or markers, and allow everyone an opportunity to fill theirs out. You can even take a moment at dinner or after dinner to share them with one another.

This simple gesture is a great way to not only share why we are thankful. It is also a way to learn more about your family and friends this thanksgiving. Help your little ones fill it out, or let them color and draw pictures to tell a story about the things they are thankful for this year. It will quickly become a fun game to show and tell everyone and just might become your new favorite thanksgiving tradition.

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I'm thankful for

Thank you R&R Workshop for this fun free “I’m thankful for: printable.

Halloween Traditions: McDonald’s Buckets

I know it sounds crazy, who would want to admit they take their kids to McDonald’s every year at the same time? In this crazy organic, gluten, and dairy free world what mother would admit to taking their kids for fast food? This one! Hear me out, its a treat, its childhood, its FUN!

My parents never took us for fast-food. There were too many of us and it was expensive. But on vacation and during October and December we got to go. Every year McDonald’s does a special Halloween bucket, and every holiday season they do some fun holiday toy or decoration for Christmas. This was a big deal for us. We still have those decorations on my parents tree. Those Halloween buckets were what we took to special events that Halloween at school, friends houses, etc. They were just the right size to fill with candy (not too much candy but not too little!)

I always treasured that time with my parents. So yes, every Halloween I take my kids to McDonald’s. This year they got come fun Charlie Brown themed buckets. They enjoyed decorating them together while they ate their nuggets and fries. And you know what? I loved hearing them giggle, watching them snack, and enjoying their time together for once without hearing the usual “he’s touching me!”

two McDonald's buckets McDonald's buckets

What special traditions do you have with your kiddos?