While Thanksgiving may look different this year, many of us will fortunately have children coming home for several days or will be entertaining others in our pod whom we feel comfortable being inside with. Since going to the movies or out to restaurants may not be possible this year, we may be looking for some creative ideas for things to do inside.

If you want a break from talking about politics or the pandemic with your loved ones, here are some fresh ideas for games and activities to add some laughter in your home this Thanksgiving holiday. There is something for every family!

With almost 2,000 positive reviews, this wooden puzzle organizer is a must-have for families who love puzzles. With 4 sliding drawers and a smooth work surface.

Original Standard Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Plateau $69.98

This is my family’s top pick for game night. Lots of our friends now own it too. Not easy to describe, but it is a word association style game. I can’t recommend this enough. For $15 give it a try.

Code Names $15.39

Did your family like Legos when the kids were young? Celebrate the iconic artist Andy Warhol as you build a unique version of his Marilyn Monroe portrait that you can hang in your home. Reviews are very positive and say it is easy to do. Recently released.

Lego Art Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe $119

Create your own handcrafted hot sauces in this DIY kit by combining the spices with the included peppers, vinegars, and garlic. Made in Portland, OR. 

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit $40

With nearly 10 million copies sold, Exploding Kittens is a party game for adults, kids and everyone in between. “It’s like UNO, except there are goats, magical enchiladas and kittens that can kill you.” per CNN. On many best games lists.

Exploding Kittens Party Pack Game $29.99

This easy-to-use frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet maker from Cuisinart is sure to be a popular family activity. Smaller and less expensive than the larger more complicated models.

Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream Sorel Maker $69.95

Since most of us can’t go to an actual escape room right now, this game is the next best thing.

Escape Room in a Box $26.99

Does your family enjoy creative cocktails or just like to drink??? This at-home alcohol infusion kit will help you serve up seriously impressive cocktails.

Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit $25

“The telephone game sketched out” is how this game is described. My family (many of whom are not the least bit artistic) have lots of fun playing this. A great choice when you don’t want to commit to a long board game as rounds play out quickly.

Telestrations $19.99

This kit from William Sonoma includes everything to make 12 chewy, airy bagels. A fun morning activity.

Everything Bagel & Cream Cheese Kit $24.95

This is a fast playing party game if you have a crowd and is highly rated. Expansion packs available.

One Night Werewolf 24.99

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