Thanksgiving is right around the corner so bring on family, friends, football and food. While the kiddos are home for a long weekend, and family comes into town, we’ve come up with some Thanksgiving activities around Tulsa, as well as fun stuff you can try at home. Check our list of Tulsa Turkey Day Activities!
Kid Approved Crafts
No school means the kiddos will be at home. Keep them busy, and into the spirit of the holiday, with some fun craft projects. We have picked out a few crafts for all ages that you can easily put together with the little ones.
1. Gobble, Gobble! Easy turkey puppets.
Crafty Morning has a great tutorial for Paper Bag Turkey Puppets for all ages.
2. Round up the popsicle sticks for a fun scarecrow craft
Somewhat Simple has a cute Scarecrow Craft project to keep your kids busy and having fun.
3. Turn a pinecone into a turkey!
We love this tutorial from Learn Create Love that transforms a pinecone into an adorable turkey!
4. Show thanks with a pumpkin craft!
What are you thankful for? Ask your kiddos and have them write down what they are thankful for with this pumpkin craft from The Moffatt Girls.
Thanksgiving Activities Around Tulsa
Get out around Tulsa and have some fun with the whole family. There are events around town during the week of Thanksgiving and the following weekend for the whole family.
Williams Route 66 Marathon
When: November 19-20, 2016 // 8:00AM start
Where: 300 MLK Jr. Blvd.
What: Participate in the 5K, 1-mile fun run, mascot dash, or MarathonHealth and Fitness Expo on November 19th. There is a fun zone at the finish line, as well as local charities present at the event. Fun for all ages!
Date: November 21-23, 2016 // Monday & Tuesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Wednesday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: John 3:16 Mission (2027 MLK Jr. Blvd.)
What: The Turkey Distribution at John 3:16 mission will help families in need in Tulsa. There will be a Thanksgiving Basket Drive through November 19th to collect supplies for family Thanksgiving meals. Volunteer your time, donate food to families in need, or collect for your own family.
When: November 25, 2016 // 5K Starts at 8:30AM & 1 Mile starts at 9:30AM
Where: BOK Center (300 S. Denver Ave.)
What: Choose from the 5K, or 1mile fun run and enjoy the Turkey Trot! Both kids and adults are welcome to this turkey themed event in Tulsa!
When: November 25, 2016 – January 15, 2017 // Noon to 10 p.m. Daily | Open until 11 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays
Where: BOK Center (300 S. Denver Ave.)
What: Winterfest has become a Tulsa tradition and it kicks off this year on November 25th. Once you finish your turkey dinner, head down to the BOK center for all ages fun. Enjoy ice skating, horse and carriage rides, bright holiday lights and holiday music.
Tasty Recipes for the Table
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same without a table full of delicious food. Make your tummy happy with some new recipes that your family and friends will love.
1. Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin
Betty Crocker has a delicious recipe for Parmesan Butternut Squash Gratin. This recipe combines tender slices of butternut squash, with garlic, parmesan, and crispy bread crumbs. YUM!
2. Dijon Maple Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans, Bacon and Feta
Take your veggies to the next level with this recipe for Dijon maple green beans with caramelized pecans, bacon & feta from Carlsbad Cravings. This dish is savory, and a bit sweet and perfect for Thanksgiving.
3. Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake Bars
After dinner, indulge in these pumpkin caramel cheesecake bars from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. It is a glorious combination of caramel, pumpkin and cheesecake – how can you go wrong?
4. Spinach Puffs
While you wait for dinner, snack on these Spinach Puffs from Deliciously Declassified. A flaky, tasty appetizer perfect for football.
These are some of our favorite activities, recipes and tips for Turkey Day! What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving? Whether you have family coming into town, are celebrating Friendsgiving or are traveling out of the state, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Stay tuned to our blog for all things eat, shop and play around Tulsa.