30+ Ideas for Thanksgiving Weekend

By Gail Keller - Publisher Macaroni Kid JoCo November 15, 2018

Thanksgiving - The day to gather with family and friends and enjoy the annual Turkey dinner. It may also be a five-day weekend to keep the kids entertained and enjoy some family time together.  

Things to Do Over Thanksgiving Weekend:

On Wednesday:

Take the kids to FREE day at the Johnson County Museum.

Stop by Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Olathe

On Thanksgiving:

Get some exercise before eating the big meal at Burn Before the Turkey

Watch the Annual Macy's Day Parade on TV

If you cannot wait to start Christmas festivities, check out Holiday Lights on Farmstead Lane or Paulie's Penguin Playground or take a ride to the Plaza for the KCP&L Plaza Lighting Ceremony

On Friday:

Black Friday Shopping if you dare

Get some fresh air at 1860's Living History at Mahaffie

Holiday Luminary Walk at the Overland Park Arboretum

On Saturday:

Register in advance for the Kids Workshop at Home Depot where they can make a gingerbread ornament

Shop Local for Small Business Saturday

Photos with Santa at Cabela's

On Sunday:

Stop by Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Olathe

Olde World Christmas At Strawberry Hill Museum


Thanksgiving Printable Placemat

Turkey Family Hand Print Painting

Do-It-Yourself Turkey Wreath

Make a Family "Thankful" Board

Reuse Old T-Shirts (gifts for dog shelter)

Reuse Food Containers

Play with Your Food:

Indoor Fun - Marshmallow Building

Milk Science


10 Steps to Cooking the Perfect Turkey

Thanksgiving Cookie Turkeys

Welcome Fall With Delicious Pumpkin Bread!

Pumpkin Scones

Fall Treat: Apple Cider Floats

Energy Bites

Make Reservations for: