11th October 2021
Construction paper linked garlands are traditional decorations in many countries and many of your residents will fondly remember making them. You can make linked garlands even more interesting in your community by making each link more meaningful.
November is the ideal time to harness the excitement about counting blessings and start habits that some of your residents could continue for the months to come.
This is a great intergenerational game! Race to stuff turkeys - the heaviest turkey wins!
Make your own colorful bunting to decorate for Thanksgiving!
One person is the ‘peggar’. He/she goes around to an unsuspecting person and gently hangs the peg on their clothes, jackets or hair. This game may last a few hours or all day and it’s much more fun when people lose the game!
In this game, create a menu with traditional Thanksgiving food and try to remember it as you add to it! This is a fun group game that could be adapted for Halloween or Christmas.
‘Tis the season for pumpkins and gourds galore. Brighten up your community, and enjoy some creative time with residents, by hosting multiple pumpkin decorating workshops.
This is a fun agricultural / harvest themed activity for residents!
This activity will generate lots of giggles!
A Thanksgiving themed bingo to enjoy!
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Thanksgiving (also known as a Harvest Festival in some countries) is celebrated at different times of the year, with each having its own historical background and traditions of food and rituals.
A homemade Thanksgiving Twig Tree can be made from the dried branches of trees placed in a vase with stones or sand to keep them in place.
A homemade Thanksgiving Tree can be made from cardboard attached to a wall or whiteboard.
This game is similar to ‘Wo Am I?’ only that instead of guessing a person they will guess a Thanksgiving food! This game is suitable for a group of 3 or more.
Makin' Turkey (Thanksgiving song)- Final edit
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Here is another fun songwriting activity you can do with your groups for Thanksgiving. My Thanksgiving Foods (to tune of "My Favorite Things")
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Here are some interesting words and expressions that the Canadian culture has adopted or created and assimilated into their language.
Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October - here is a word finder to help you mark the occasion.