With Thanksgiving on the horizon, many are wondering how best to celebrate while also being safe and considerate during the pandemic. As such, for this week’s Feel Good Friday we’ll be discussing some fun ideas that can make a Virtual Thanksgiving fun and fulfilling for most everyone.
Parents.com has a list of activities one can perform while adhering to CDC mitigation guidelines.
1. Thanksgiving Recipe Swap
Have friends and/or family trade recipes that they have under their belt, and then craft your given recipe for your personal Thanksgiving meal. As an added bonus, eat your meal over a Zoom call (or whatever video conference program you prefer) with your friends or family.
2. “Turkey Day Craft-a-Thon”
Make crafts at home while over a video call with your loved ones. Discuss your individual method, or help others who don’t quite grasp the craft’s concept. Show off your designs after. WeAreTeachers.com has some delightful designs for Thanksgiving themed crafts you may find useful for this endeavor.
3. Macy’s Parade Watch-Along
Macy has stated that their parade would be virtual this year, which will make for a fun simultaneous viewing experience with your loved ones. Hop into the stream during your virtual dinner and enjoy the event.
4. Virtual Thanksgiving Games
Use this time to play games with your loved ones, either online or with coordinated board games that everyone owns, to pass the time and enjoy each other’s company.
5. Scholastic’s First Thanksgiving Virtual Field Trip
Scholastic is hosting a free “virtual Thanksgiving field trip” that will include a tour of the Mayflower and Plimoth Plantation, as well an immersive tour of a Wampanoag village.
However you choose to celebrate, the important thing is to remember the nature of this festivity … the gratitude you feel for the positive elements in your life. Be safe this Thanksgiving, and have fun!