Get Your Kids Involved This Thanksgiving – Fun Ways to Get Your Family into the Spirit.
Getting your kiddos in the holiday spirit doesn’t take much effort when it’s Christmas time, but what about Thanksgiving? Are they more interested in getting to the next level on a video game or sleeping in? You could disconnect the Wi-Fi and set alarms, but unhappy kids have a way of making a holiday anything but happy.
Instead, get them excited about being part of the Thanksgiving festivities. Here are a few fun ways to get your kids involved this Thanksgiving.
Let Them Pick a Dish – And Help Cook It.
You can get your kids interested in Thanksgiving dinner before it’s time to eat by letting them pick a dish. Usually kids just make due with whatever is made, but if they’re helping create the menu they’re more inclined to help out in the kitchen as your sous chef. It’s a great opportunity to spend time together, and it gives kids a sense of accomplishment. Just make sure to go over safety precautions and rules first so there’s less risk of a cooking mishap.
Give Them a Thanksgiving Project to Work On.
It’s amazing how much energy and enthusiasm kids have when you give them an interesting project. Two of our favorite projects for Thanksgiving are:
Thanksgiving Time Capsule. A cool idea for kids is to create an annual Thanksgiving time capsule. For some kids, Thanksgiving is one of the few times they see cousins and extended family each year. A Thanksgiving time capsule can become a new family tradition and fun way to reminisce as the years go by.
Turkey-Making Contest. You can never have enough Thanksgiving decorations, especially when they’re homemade by your kids. A construction paper turkey-making contest is a fun way for kids of all ages to get into the Thanksgiving spirit. All you need is construction paper, a pair of scissors and glue. The project will keep kids busy before dinner, and their turkeys can be the table centerpiece.
Let Your Kids Help You Decorate Customized Cookies.
Customized cookies and baked goods are popular holiday treats that are almost as fun to make as they are to eat. At Joybaked our customizable shortbread cookies are one of the most in-demand items during the Thanksgiving holiday season. There’s no easier way to get your kids involved in the gift giving than by letting them help you decide on a holiday message or design. Let them choose the shape, fondant color, icing flavor and image for customized cookies they’ll be proud to give!
Share the Excitement of the Thanksgiving Holiday with the Help of Joybaked.
The Joybaked artisan bakery shop in San Diego is already full of decadent Thanksgiving goodies. Our talented bakers are busy creating beautiful holiday gift baskets, our famous Itty Bittys and customized cookies that share your special Thanksgiving greeting in a memorable way.
Explore the Joybaked online shop to find delicious ways to share the Thanksgiving holiday with the people you love. Happy Thanksgiving!
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