Updated for 2017!
The little trick or treaters have come and gone, candy wrappers are scattered around the house and stores are forcing you to put together those Christmas lists already. I am here to encourage you to not forget about Thanksgiving. It’s so easy to fall into the hype and go full force into Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa and any other holiday you may celebrate, but please make sure you explain to your kids the importance of Thanksgiving as well.
To help, I have come up with a list of brain boosting family fun events in NJ that can get the Thanksgiving celebrations started. I know we are all tempted to head straight to the Santa arrivals, and I am not saying to skip them, but make sure you check out these fun ways to honor Turkey Day too!
Brain Boosting Events to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Wise Old Owl Wreath Craft: November 4 11am-3pm at Lakeshore Learning stores.
Apple Cidering: November 11-12 1pm and 2:30pm at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham.
Thanksgiving – Harvest Home and Armistice Day Observation: November 12 12pm – 4pm at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morristown.
Nature Kids Gobble Gobble: November 14 2pm-3pm at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham.
Quirky Turkey Craft: November 18 11am-3pm at Lakeshore Learning Stores.
Bear Says Thanks Storytime: November 18 at your local Barnes and Noble.
Quirky Turkey Craft: November 18 11am-3pm at Lakeshore Learning stores.
Early 19th Century Thanksgiving: November 19 11am – 3pm at Allaire Village in Farmingdale.
5K Turkey Trot Fun Run: November 19 9am-11am at Tenafly Nature Center.
Turkey Talk: November 21 10:30am – 11:30am at Environmental Education Center in Basking Ridge.
Mommy and Me Thanksgiving Themed Cooking Class: November 21 6pm-7pm at Chef It Up in Mount Olive.
Toddlers and Tykes Totally Turkey: November 21 10am-11am at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville.
Thanks for Thanksgiving: November 21 4:30pm-5:30pm at Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.
Apple Cidering: November 25-26 1pm and 2:30pm at Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham.
Thanksgiving Hayrides: November 25 at Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville.
We will be updating this list as more events become available so please check back frequently!