Thanksgiving at Home

November 24, 2020

Although this year’s Thanksgiving might look and feel a little bit different, we can still make this holiday a special occasion for our families and loved ones. This Thanksgiving, we may not be able to spend time with the family members we are used to seeing, but there are many ways to stay connected. There are a few things that you can do to make things easier and to make the most of this wonderful Thanksgiving day! 

Virtual Family Potluck 

Many of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving in separate households this holiday. Try having a virtual dinner party using digital conferencing software like Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts, where each family brings something to the virtual dinner table. This is a wonderful way to be creative and still stay connected. 

Thanksgiving Day Activities 

Try out activities like Thanksgiving Pictionary, pin the feathers on the turkey, and Thanksgiving trivia. Take some time this Thanksgiving to remember all of the things you are thankful for and create a “Thankful Jar.” Each family member can write down all of the things they are thankful for, place them in a jar, and read them out loud during Thanksgiving dinner. 

Watch the Macy’s New York Parade 

Every year, the infamous Thanksgiving Macy’s Parade wows thousands of viewers in NYC. This year, the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC Thursday, November 26, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones. Take this opportunity to see this exciting parade from the comfort of your own home while enjoying performances by Dolly Parton, Pentatonix and more. 

Create a Visual Schedule 

Create a fun visual schedule with your kids ahead of time so there will be no Thanksgiving day surprises! It can include fun activities such as starting the morning by watching the Thanksgiving parade, Turkey day games, and finish by having a plentiful virtual dinner with your family! 

Giving Thanks 

Our Juvo team is very thankful for all of our families and the organizations that we have worked with this year. For more information regarding Juvo’s resources, please visit Juvo’s educational resources page or contact us to learn more.