Things To Do While The Kids Are Out of School for Break

Things To Do While The Kids Are Out of School for Break

November 16 2022

Kids will be getting out of school next week for the Thanksgiving Break! If you are looking for something to do with your kids or even something to do on your own, look no further. From visiting Harris County Parks to making crafts at home, we have suggestions for you!


Harris County has many beautiful parks with playgrounds, lakes, and activities galore! Below are links to the amazing parks located in Harris County Precincts 3 & 4.

Harris County Precinct 3 Parks

Harris County Precinct 4 Parks 

  • Build a fort
  • Play Board Games
  • Write, produce and act in your own family movie
  • Set up a movie projector in the back yard and have a movie night
  • Play Minute-to-Win-It Games
  • Crafts! (See some ideas below)
  • Bake desserts for Thanksgiving meal
  • Hold a “chopped” themed cooking competition
  • Set up an obstacle course in your backyard and have a race
  • Work on a puzzle together
  • Read a book, then watch the movie
  • Fill a Gratitude Jar - Collect the sentiments in a jar, then read them aloud one by one. See if guests can guess who said what. When the game's over, save the jar and its contents as a family keepsake.
  • Assemble Care Packages
  • Make Ugly sweaters and hold a contest
  • Play Thanksgiving Trivia - Click Here
  • Decorate for Christmas
  • Host a Friendsgiving



Hands & Feet Turkey

"This isn't just a turkey as you can plainly see. I made it with my hands and feet which are a part of me. It comes with lots of love especially to say, I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!"

Turkey Hand Print

Thankful Turkey

We found these sites with more fun Thanksgiving crafts:
41 Fabulous Thanksgiving Crafts That Are Sure to Inspire You

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