Respect the Bird! - Family Activity Guide
To inspire you and your family, here are some fun, easy ideas to Respect the Bird Thanksgiving week. It's time to take back Thanksgiving, and make it the meaningful, respected holiday it’s meant to be. Join thousands of other home cooks in the Allrecipes community determined to restore this all-American holiday as a day of gratitude to celebrate gifts we already have—not a pre-December holiday shopping frenzy.
SUNDAY | November 20
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Feast day! Gather with family and friends to celebrate and to enjoy a festive Thanksgiving Day. Sit and savor the bounty of life’s blessings. Read everyone’s list again about what they’re thankful for. Tell stories. Take photos. Create memories. Go for a walk. Play games. Watch a game. Respect the Bird! Give thanks for family and friends—and leftovers!
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Make Thanksgiving dinner even more memorable with these great conversation starters.
-- Ask everyone to describe a Thanksgiving slip-up that had everyone laughing. Maybe one year dad forgot to serve the stuffing in the bird?
-- Ask mom or dad how she/he learned to cook a turkey, and when was the first time. Were the in-laws coming to dinner?
-- Ask grandparents or aunts and uncles to describe a Thanksgiving from their childhood.
-- Ask everyone what was the strangest dish they ever encountered at Thanksgiving dinner.
-- Ask everyone to go around and share their favorite family memory.
BLACK FRIDAY | November 25
Post your Thanksgiving photos here, make leftovers, and maybe pick up a Black Friday deal or two! Whether you're spending a relaxing day with the family or headed out to the mall, you can feel good knowing there's no need to cook today with all those fantastic leftovers in the fridge! You can fully soak up the holiday by keeping the mood mellow with a stay-at-home day, or a family excursion to a new destination. Take a hike, go to the movies, visit a science or history museum, head for the slopes, or get out a old-fashioned board game. If you do want to shop, try buying online; you'll still get great deals but from the comfort of your home!
Thanksgiving Act 2: Check out these tasty ideas for the day-after:
Turkey Potato Casserole
Turkey sandwiches with a twist:
Monte Cristo Sandwich
Apple Curry Turkey Pita