Play Thanksgiving Scrabble
If your child is a total word whiz, he'll love playing a game of Thanksgiving Scrabble before or after the feast. It's easy! Simply hand out Scrabble tiles (you may need a couple games if you have a lot of people) and then challenge the players to play a game of Scrabble, using only words that have to do with Thanksgiving. Or, you could mix it up and instruct players to use words that represent things for which they're grateful. Either way, it's an excellent way to sharpen spelling and vocabulary skills, and keep your child involved in the festivities and away from the TV during the day.