Looking for some fun Thanksgiving Activities for teens to do over Thanksgiving break? Thanksgiving is a great time of year to start a new tradition, create a new craft or play a new game. Get your friends and family involved when they are visiting too.
Thanksgiving Activities for Teens to do:
- Make a “thanks” journal. Get a notebook and write what you are thankful for. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, a simple “thank you for having a house to live in” or “thank you for food to eat” is good enough. Be thankful for what you already have not what you want. Keep it as a reminder of your blessings from year to year.
- Help mom or dad cook the Thanksgiving feast. Preparing to cook for Thanksgiving is quite an undertaking and parents would love some help. Be ready to get your hands dirty, it can be messy preparing a bird. Cleaning up is also a huge chore and would be a welcome relief for the host, if you offered to help.
- Work off the extra calories from dinner by running or walking in a turkey trot. Go to runningintheusa.com and see what opportunities are available in your area. Or, simply walk or run in your neighborhood to get moving!
- Create a Thankful Tree… take sticks from your yard and place them in a jar. Tie little note cards to the sticks with a word or two of what you are thankful for. Click here for specific instructions.
- Thanksgiving Dinner Game: have everyone sit in a circle and one person starts off by saying “At Thanksgiving dinner I like to eat turkey” then the next person repeats what the first person says and then adds a dish. Each person has to remember what was said, the order it was in and then add a dish of their own!
- Gobble the Corn Game: each person gets a bowl of popcorn and has to eat it as fast as they can without using their hands (you can also blindfold the participants). Make it a team game and have the blindfolded player feed their teammate. momjunction.com
- Have everyone at the Thanksgiving table go around and say one thing they are thankful for. It doesn’t have to be detailed or long, just thought or two.
- Start a Thanksgiving photo journal. What a great way to look back and see how everyone has changed each year and what clothes or hairstyles they used to have!
- Invite a friend or family over for Thanksgiving. Some people don’t live close to family and would love to be invited over for dinner with yours. Of course, ask your parents first!
- You could learn some one liner Thanksgiving jokes. “Why can’t you take a turkey to church? They use FOWL language.” jokes4us.com
The main thing about Thanksgiving is remembering what you are thankful for and spending time with the ones you love most.
That’s what we are doing! We are SO THANKFUL!
Look at my daughter and my sister enjoying Thanksgiving lunch at her school.
Be sure to tell your loved ones that you LOVE THEM and that you are THANKFUL FOR THEM!
We hope that you enjoy our Thanksgiving Activities for Teens and remember that we are grateful for all of you.