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10 From GEM: 10 Thanksgiving Day Family Activities For All Ages

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it’s secular–so anybody can celebrate it–and the theme of the day is gratitude. We can all use more opportunities to reflect on people and things we appreciate. If you are responsible for the Thanksgiving dinner this year, make it fun and memorable for everybody and easy for you so that you actually want to pull it off. With the right activities, hopefully, your family and friends will get to know one another better—or have a good time, at least. Read on for 10 Thanksgiving Day family activities for all ages.

1. Touch Football

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Sure, you’ll have sports fans who will want to leave football to the professionals, but see if you can pull them away for a quick game of touch football (or any another backyard game). It’s fun and easy and a great way to make memories, especially for the kids.