For a national holiday that encourages to take stock of our blessings, Thanksgiving can be fairly stressful…especially for parents. All the preparations and cooking and a more formal mealtime are not exactly kid-friendly. But gratitude isn’t just for adults, and neither should Thanksgiving be an adult-only activity. That’s why I like to get the kids involved as much as possible.
Here are a few of the ways we suggest doing it, from helping prepare the table to giving a hand in the kitchen. Then, as a bonus, we’ve listed a few of the rewards we might offer the kids after they’ve helped.