Thanksgiving is the holiday for family time. Other holidays have big distractions, presents, or activities taking away from quality time, but this one is all about togetherness and spending time across generations.
Even before your entire brood gathers together for the big dinner, you can get a headstart on familial bonding by having your children help in the kitchen. Even if they’re just measuring out spices for the pumpkin pie or keeping an eye on the timers, your kids can be a big help on Turkey Day.
Not only will having your son or daughter help you out in the kitchen give you some precious time together and memories to last forever, but you can also use it as an opportunity to teach your offspring some valuable culinary lessons and life skills. Whether they’re learning to read out loud by dictating the recipes or getting an introduction to etiquette by seeing how a proper table is set, these lessons can be helpful for a lifetime of future hosting. And the kids will really be able to brag about how they helped with the big dinner!