Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s a special time of the year. Sure, it’s fun to eat and have a feast, but there are other things you can do to make this holiday more memorable for the kids. Check out these tips to make thanksgiving more memorable for your kids.
Let them help you cook.
I have very fond memories of helping my Mom in the kitchen as a child. Allow your children to help you in the kitchen this Thanksgiving as well. Whether they are stirring cake batter or helping you cut up something, these are what memories are made of! My kids love scooping the cookie dough.
Take lots of pictures.
If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, it can be tough to take pictures of everything that’s going on. If you can’t get to the camera, let the kids take pictures. It’s really fun to see how they view things! Make a scrapbook of the pictures that are taken each year and indulge in the fun you’ve had together over the years.
Let them help create new traditions.
Kids have the best ideas and although they might not always make sense, they are still priceless. Ask your children what they would like to do every Thanksgiving. That may include having breakfast together or watching a particular movie after Thanksgiving dinner. Whatever it may be, they helped establish the tradition and that’s very memorable for them!
Let the kids be kids.
Instead of getting all worked up about it “being a holiday” and nothing going right, make Thanksgiving more memorable by letting your kids be kids. Try not to be so uptight and allow them to be themselves. Let them help you without you getting stressed out. There is nothing a kid will remember more than a parent who allowed them to live their childhood stress free.
Making Thanksgiving memorable for your kids doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just good and honest memories is all any child can ask for.
Do you have any special memories of Thanksgiving from your childhood? If you do, I’d love to hear all about them!