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Thanksgiving is a time for food and family projects

Posted at 6:12 AM, Nov 21, 2018

While you’re getting ready for the Thanksgiving feast we have some simple ways to help keep your kids busy, while helping make the meal special.

The idea, according to Lafayette Moms Blog contributor Kendra Courville, is to keep it simple.

“Baking is something that is easy to involve the kids with if you keep it simple enough that they can enjoy and have fun.”

And while we all want to do those elaborate “Pinterest” ideas, sometimes, well most of the time, they just aren’t realistic.

“The rice crispy treat pumpkins may become a rice crispy treat pumpkin patch, again and just be an orange rice crispy.” But Courville says it’s more about the fun of the project, rather than getting it just right.

“You want the holidays to be fun for them,” says Courville. “You don’t want them to think that mom is in the kitchen and dad’s doing something else to clean the house and we’re just shoved to the playroom.”

Courville adds that the holidays can get stressful for anyone, but doing things as a family shouldn’t be.

In the end, you will have a mess on your hands, says Courville, but that, like all things, can be quickly cleaned up.

So whether you’re making a pumpkin patch dirt cake, rice crispy pumpkins, or a healthy turkey fruit and cheese tray, no matter what the finished product looks like, it’s sure to be a hit among those who love you most.