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Get the kids involved. Make Thanksgiving even more special by asking the kids to help out with invitations, decorations, and other seasonal crafts. You just might be creating a holiday tradition they'll pass on to their kids someday. For some fun and easy Thanksgiving craft ideas, check out our slideshow.

Have some activities in place. Some people are content just to eat and watch football, but those with larger families and lots of kids will need to have a few backup systems in place. Get suggestions for games and other activities that kids can do, as well as some activities for the whole family.

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