With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be contemplating how exactly you want to spend the holiday. Is it your usual routine to wake up, spend all day in the kitchen, devour more food than necessary, then sleep the calories away? Although this sounds like a fun idea and definitely a staple part of Thanksgiving itself, that does not mean you have to limit your activities for the day. Keep reading for some Thanksgiving ideas for the whole family.
Run a Turkey Trot
When you think of Thanksgiving, there are probably a lot of negative, unhealthy connotations of overeating and over indulging; however, that does not have to be the case. Many cities host turkey trots on this holiday, affording you the opportunity to get moving for a good cause. And, why not exert some energy before sitting down and eating double your suggested caloric intake?
Take Some Family Photos
Thanksgiving is one of the few times during the year when the whole family gets together, so make the most of it and be sure to get some family photos taken. Coordinate the clothing so everyone wears the same color or partakes in the same theme. Whether you choose to hire a professional photographer or simply switch that iPhone to portrait mode, you will be glad you took the time to capture these beautiful moments.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast this holiday. Give back to your community and find an opportunity to volunteer near your apartment. Find a charity or event that speaks to you and see what help they need over the holiday. This will not only help other families, but can also bring yours together as well.
Whether you watch or play, football is a staple part of the Thanksgiving holiday. With the NFL hosting multiple games and local sports team competing in turkey bowls, there are sure to be plenty of touchdowns! Or, you can even host your own game of friendly flag football to really work on family bonding and team work.
Now that you are aware of the many other options of things to do on Thanksgiving, which one are you planning to partake in? Let us know in the comments below. Happy holidays!