I love to fix up a bunch of food at Thanksgiving (and Christmas). I fix enough at Thanksgiving to last for lunch and supper for about 4 days. This way, all we have to do is heat up the food and PLAY!
One of the things I try to do this time of year is locate one of our favorite stories:
This link has printable activities for kids during the week of Thanksgiving or while you're trying to cook on the big day. (I need to kick that one back to the top!)
Here's a cute activity that my kids have done through the years while I'm cooking the dinner.
And here's a little of how and what I cook and what we did in 2008 to celebrate Thanksgiving, and kids' table setting here.
I have a about half of this ready and all set...the other half I still have to get together! :-)
What are your frugal Thanksgiving plans?