Giving Thanks With Your Kids

Published on November 14, 2018

Everyone knows Thanksgiving is a time to show how much you care for each other, but sometimes that can get lost behind planning family dinners, preparing for Black Friday, planning Holiday gifts, picking the right outfits for yourself and your kids to attend holiday events…

Let’s take a moment to bring it back to the basics. Here are a few simple activities to get you and your kids really thinking about what you are thankful for, and spending some quality time together.

1. The Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

Get your kids really thinking about all the things in their life they appreciate. From the things they love to the things that challenge them and make them better, from the things they see and interact with everyday to things that are brand new to their ever evolving young lives.

You can make up your own, or follow this premade scavenger hunt from our friends at Let’s Get Together – Download PDF

2. Plan a Family Trip

Schedule in some time to get out of the house and make some memories with your family! Kids crave your attention, and live for quality time with the ones they love. It can also be a lot of fun to show any out-of-town family around an age old Sacramento gem.. like Funderland! Funderland Park is open Thanksgiving weekend (Friday 11am-5pm, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm). If you want to extend the fun, we’re offering a discount on 2019 Season Passes right now for $20 off the normal price! You can check out details here.

Don’t forget to take those cherished candid photos!

3. Grown-Up Interview

There are probably a handful of adults that your kids spend a lot of time with, but don’t really know a lot about their lives outside of day to day interactions. As your kids grow, they will be ever thankful for the advice of mentors they’ve had to guide them through some of the toughest years. A light hearted interview can not only open up doors to more meaningful relationships, but can also be a lot of fun for your child to pretend to be a journalist on their own story!

Here’s some sample questions to get things started:

-Who was your best friend when you were my age? What did you play?
-Describe the house and town where you grew up?
-What was your favorite toy?
-What was your favorite game?
-What are some funny things my mom or dad did when they were a kid?

As always, we wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Funderland Park!