Activities for Thanksgiving 2013

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After you have consumed several servings of turkey, stuffing, graving and pie, now what are you going to do? There’s are many things you can do for entertainment on Thanksgiving that can involve the whole family and your loved ones:

  1. Thanksgiving Day Parade: Since 1948, families have been gathering around the television to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This parade was first held in 1024 in Newark, New Jersey at Bamberger’s store. The parade was moved to New York where the employees marched at the Macy’s flagship store on 34th street.  There are many things people love about the parade: the floats, the balloons and the music (marching bands).
  2. Board game time! There’s always time to play a board game with your family on Thanksgiving.
  3. Participate in a Turkey Trot: If you’re feeling somewhat adventurous and are able to move your body after consuming 10 lbs of turkey, how about a turkey trot? Your whole family can participate and work off that meal together. You should be able to find a local run/walk in your neighborhood. If you don’t want to go to the hassle of finding a specific run, you can always take a stroll/run on your own.
  4. Help at a Soup Kitchen: Want to branch out this year? How about helping out at a soup kitchen?
  5. Prepare for Black Friday: You may need to take a nap if you’re gearing up for a 1am shopping spree at your local Target, Best Buy or Walmart. Or you can avoid those lines and shop your local classifieds for deals that don’t involve waking up early.
  6. Arts & Crafts: While the turkey is cooking (and making your mouth water), you can put together an art and crafts session.
  7. Don’t forget to Give Thanks!
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