Put a spin on a game of charades and reenact some of your family’s most cherished holiday moments right in front of the fireplace mantel. Whether it be a reenactment of the Rockette’s dancing through the streets of New York City or the faces of every family member the year Uncle Ted forgot to put the sugar in the cranberry sauce, your family will enjoy the warmth of the fire from the fireplace mantel and the company of one another with Thanksgiving charades.
Make it Thanksgivukkah
For the first time since 1888, the eve of Hanukkah will land on the same day as Thanksgiving — and it won’t happen for another 79,000 years. In honor of the occasion, play some traditional Hanukkah games and make this year’s Thanksgiving one for the books. Most Jewish families celebrate Hanukkah with the game of dreidel. The directions are simple, and your family will enjoy playing the game on the end table in front of your fireplace mantel.
Thanksgiving Drawing Contest
Thanksgiving just isn’t complete without a turkey. While you’ve already consumed most of the bird earlier in the day, pull out some colored pencils, paper and crayons and have your whole family draw the holiday’s favorite bird. If you have extra time, some of the children may enjoy sticking feathers onto their drawings with glue. After everyone has completed the activity, you can line your fireplace mantel with all of the drawings for a totally unique Thanksgiving decoration.
Thanksgiving is a day meant to inspire your family to spend more time together. While your day may begin and end around the television thanks to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and several football games, you can keep your family relaxed after the meal with a few, simple holiday activities centered around your fireplace mantel.