Go on a Family Walk or Bike Ride
Go ahead, enjoy the fresh air!
Break out your bicycles and take a spin around the block to look for the prettiest leaves and trees. It's a great way to get moving before you get eating.
Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Sure, it'll look different this year, but the show will go on.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held virtually, without a crowd. "It will not be a live parade, but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving day." You'll definitely want to tune in to this once-in-a-lifetime (hopefully) experience on NBC at 9 a.m in all time zones.
Make a Thanksgiving Craft
Need something to do while the turkey cooks?
Try an arts and crafts project (like this super cute paper-bag turkey). Making something as simple as a handprint turkey will keep the kids occupied. Not to mention, it'll be a cute keepsake for years to come.
Host a Virtual Party
By now, you're a pro at hosting virtual parties. Get the entire family together on Zoom and play a card game or say something you're thankful for. You might even use some of the same recipes for your side dishes so you can compare notes on how everything came out. Something else to be thankful for: Zoom is lifting its time limit on free calls for Thanksgiving day, so you can chat with the family for as long as you'd like.
Watch a Fall Movie
The best way to unwind on Thanksgiving is with a cozy fall movie.
Build a pillow fort, pop some popcorn (or heat up some leftovers), and snuggle in to watch a film. If you want to get a head start on the holidays, watch a Christmas movie.