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Thanksgiving Bucket List- 30 Things To Do At Thanksgiving {Free Printable}

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This Thanksgiving bucket list is perfect for making the most of the holiday. Lots of people say that Thanksgiving is their favorite time of year because it is a relaxing holiday without the stress of gifts.

It is also the kick-off to the holiday season which always makes it really fun.

If you want to stay on track this Thanksgiving and have lots of fun with the family, you will love this list of things to do in the run up to the holiday.

Make sure to download your free printable Thanksgiving bucket list at the bottom of the page so you can check off the activities you complete.

Thanksgiving Bucket List

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Below you will find some fun ideas and activities to keep busy over the Thanksgiving countdown.

Did you know that Canadian Thanksgiving is held in October? It’s held on what American’s call Columbus Day which makes sense.

Of course, in the USA, Thanksgiving is the third Thursday in November so the weather may be a bit chilly depending on where you live which is why I’ve including Thanksgiving Bucket List items for both indoors and outside.

Thanksgiving bucket list

Here is your list of Thanksgiving activities:

Collect leaves and create a shadow box piece of art

Make turkey trivots with your hand prints and a leftover tile

turkey trivots on your Thanksgiving bucket list

Rake a huge pile of leaves and then jump in them

Make pilgrim hats to wear at dinner (here are some easy printables)

Donate to the food bank

Watch a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Learn to cook a new Thanksgiving side dish

Lay the table with Thanksgiving placemats for the kids like these ones

Write a list of everything you are grateful for

Watch the Thanksgiving Parade

Run a Turkey Trot or walk with the whole family

Turkey trot thanksgiving bucket list

Write a letter to someone telling them how much you appreciate them

Bake a pumpkin or apple pie

Make a cornucopia

Create a centrepiece for the table with leaves and pinecones

Make pumpkin pie scented playdough

Watch Pocahontas

Make a grateful pumpkin craft for the table

Take a scenic drive to look at the fall colors

Make pumpkin bread

Watch a football game

Learn to say thank you in 3 different languages

Make a fall wreath with fallen leaves

Make place cards out of leaves and pinecones

Read the Thanksgiving story

Take part in a 30 Day gratitude photo challenge

Drink apple cider

Do a random act of kindness

Host a “Friendsgiving” playdate

Read the Thanksgiving story by the fire

Make some pilgrims out of toilet rolls

Thanksgiving crafts


Free Printable Thanksgiving Bucket List Checklist

Thanksgiving Bucket List Free printable

Download your PDF version of the Thanksgiving bucket list by clicking the link below that will take you to the PDF on a Google Drive.

Download The Thanksgiving Checklist Here

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Thanksgiving Bucket List


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I love these idea. Perfect for holidays