Here's another good idea for entertaining the little ones on Thanksgiving. Instead of just giving them regular old paper and crayons, wrap up boxes with white paper and let them color the "presents."
Victoria of City Cradle did this as an activity with her kids and suggests gently peeling the paper off and letting the kids take it home to use as actual wrapping paper for the holidays. Maybe have some little ribbons so that you can roll up the paper and tie it like a scroll for easier transport home.
Thanks for the idea Victoria!
(Image: The City Cradle)