Now’s the time to get into those late-fall activities and gear up for the holiday season. While the peak time for apple and pumpkin picking has passed, there are still enjoyable fall activities during the final month of fall. Additionally, the earlier onset of darkness in November provides extra motivation to include a few fall activities in your schedule before winter arrives and holiday preparations take over.
Christmas is approaching, but let’s not forget Thanksgiving.
Every year, Christmas decorations start appearing almost immediately after Halloween ends, especially in stores where Christmas becomes the primary focus. Thanksgiving tends to receive less attention. But Thanksgiving deserves recognition in its own right. A Thanksgiving dinner isn’t just about providing a satisfying meal, but also a warm heart. It doesn’t require gifts or candy to celebrate this day, either. Thanksgiving is all about the food, family, and traditions, which some people may sometimes overlook. Additionally, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and the National Dog Show are more reasons to appreciate Thanksgiving.
The season of gratitude sets the stage for the season of giving at Christmas.
Thanksgiving might have a complicated history, but for many, it’s a time to slow down and focus on family. With schools, offices and most stores closed, it’s a chance to hit the pause button on life, reflect on what you’re thankful for, and indulge in some delicious home-cooked food and a dessert spread that’s hard to beat. Alternatively, you might opt for ordering takeout or delivery. Regardless of the menu, the quality time spent with loved ones is what truly counts. There are numerous ways to enjoy this time with your family during Thanksgiving break.
Consider some Thanksgiving activities that offer creative opportunities, such as crafting turkey-themed arts and crafts. These options include making playdough turkeys, pinecone turkeys, or cardboard turkeys with your family. You can also explore gratitude-related activities for families, such as creating gratitude rocks or crafting thankful turkeys.
Here are some fun activities to consider in the lead-up to Thanksgiving.