Thanksgiving Roundup!

Happy Thanksgiving

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family-friendly events and activities, festive crafts, fall recipes and more in our Thanksgiving Round-up! You'll even find Winter Break Camps in San Diego!

Quick links:  Crafts | Recipes 

Family Time - Fun Things To Do

We love this time of year—and when you see all the fun holiday activities offered this month (and next), you'll understand why. Prefer spending quality time at home? We have ideas for that, too!

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Family-Friendly Holiday Events and Winter Break Camps

Fall is here, time for healthy fall snacks.
Friendsgiving for Kids—fun recipes and crafts

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Charlie Brown Thanksgiving—a celebration the kids will never forget!

After Thanksgiving
Dinner's Done, Now What? Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

Hopefully Thanksgiving will not pass without
you doing this one all-important thing:
Giving thanks.
Need some ideas on how to do it?

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How to Inspire Thankfulness in Kids

Family time activities during Thanksgiving
The Practice of Gratitude: 25 Ways to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Crafts

DIY crafts are a fun way for kids to show gratitude for loved ones and help decorate the Thanksgiving table. Here are some fun fall projects to get started:

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Thanksgiving Party Favors/Place Cards

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Thankful Jars

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Thanksgiving Turkeys

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Thanksgiving Table Toppers

Fall and Thanksgiving Recipes 

Try one of these recipes to complete your Thanksgiving meal or enjoy over the weekend:

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Mini Mason Jar Pies

Pumpkin Streusel Pie

Pumpkin Streusel Pie


Pumpkin Roll

Upside-down Apple Blackberry Cake

Apple Blackberry Upside-Down Cake

Tips for Perfect Pie Crust from Food Network Star, Melissa d'Arabian

Gobbling Good Recipes for the Holiday Season
Use leftover turkey to make Turkey Pot Pie.

Or, read 20 Things to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers.

Love pumpkin? Find Pumpkin Cornbread, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Coffee Cake and much more in our round-up of Pumpkiny Goodness.

No time to bake? Here are 10 Places to Buy Your Holiday Pies.


Update: November 2017

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