Thanksgiving Round-Up: crafts, recipes, things to do

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Celebrate the Thanksgiving season by making festive crafts, cooking delicious fall recipes, engaging in family-friendly events and activities and more--all detailed here in our Thanksgiving Round-up! You'll even find Winter Break Camps in San Diego.

Thanksgiving Crafts

DIY crafts are a fun way for kids to show gratitude for loved ones and help decorate the Thanksgiving table. Here are 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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Fall Leaf Art

Family Time - Fun Things To Do

The list of events is more limited this year, but there are still fun holiday activities this month (and next).

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Family-Friendly Holiday Events and Winter Break Camps

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Friendsgiving for Kids—fun recipes and crafts

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

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

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

Sweet Potato Pie
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Sweet Potato Swirled Cheesecake 
from The Seaside Baker

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Fruit “Salad” Turkey

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 Pie Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate and much more in our round-up of Pumpkiny Goodness.

No time to bake? Here are San Diego's Favorite Pie Shops.

Ways to Give Thanks

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

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How to Inspire Thankfulness in Kids

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Practice Gratitude: 24 Ways to Give Thanks

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