How to Celebrate Thanksgiving With Kids
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This Thanksgiving themed segment comes with a *bonus* game we like to call "Find the Turkey." (Hint: it's wearing a pink shirt.) Laugh as the Dads flail with scissors while they try to go all Martha Stewart. Pass the stuffing while the guys dole out some holiday survival tips. It's all gravy. Distributed by Tubemogul.

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Brad Powell: Welcome back to the lab. I am Daddy Pilgrim Clay Nichols: And I am Daddy Native American. Brad Powell: This week, we will be talking about utmost unique of American holidays, thanksgiving. Clay Nichols: And we are thankful for this opportunity to carve off for you a big thick juicy slice of infotainment on the subject of surviving thanksgiving with kids. The gift of corn. Brad Powell: No, thank you and get off my land. Clay Nichols: White people. Brad Powell: Go, farther, farther Clay Nichols: Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo. Where you think you are going? Brad Powell: Don't go in there daddy, are you crazy. Clay Nichols: Traveling with your kids on thanksgiving, are you nuts? Have you been in there? Have you seen the lights, it's the busiest travel day of the year. Brad Powell: Picture this, you are in the security checkpoint line, you have got your kids, you have got your pair of own bags, you have got your coffee, let's go over, this is crazy. Clay Nichols: Have you got your liquids in a bag. If you don't, you need to seriously think about calling in every chip you have got and having thanksgiving at your home. Whatever excuse, you have got to make, whatever deals you have got to make, make sure that you get whole field advantage for thanksgiving. Brad Powell: Stay at home. Clay Nichols: Get out. Brad Powell: If the AP had a polar of ranking, favorite kid holidays, do you thinking thanksgiving would even crack the top 25? Clay Nichols: No. you think of it from their perspective, what's in it for them other than missing school and you have got strange people, strange food and on the television. No more square pants, now you have got tight pants. Brad Powell: Most adults are very fond of thanksgiving, but what can you do to get the kids on board. Clay Nichols: Now we are not advocates of changing traditions or building family events, all around the needs of kids. They are kids after all and they have to adapt, but if you can take a few steps to make the kids more comfortable, particularly those little ones under five, you are going to have a lot or few of those melt downs that ruin the party for everyone. Brad Powell: Kids are creatures of habit. So thanksgiving will go a lot smoother if you stick with them at their nap times and meal times and this is easy to do if you stay home, but if you have to go on the roads, you may want to think about bringing along some of their favorite foods, so if they're digging on their candy dams or the green bean casserole with the funnies on top, you can certainly slide in a little cheese. Some families like to go on formal for their turkey day dinner. This is great. No need to break with tradition, but you should set some reasonable expectations about how longer kids are going to have to stay dressed up in their snazzy holiday duds and also brings some cozy clothes, so you can go outside and get all dirty playing with their cousins. Clay Nichols: For kids thanksgiving can drag on like a stretch at sing-sing. So it's a good idea to pack with you, maybe a couple of projects the kids can do to help pass the time. Now speaking of sing-sing, I am not going to go on Marcus Stuart here. These are very simple projects that you can do. They seem a little bit of dorky, it's going to help pass the time and get you tonnes of points. Okay there is two projects that we particularly like. The first one is send the kids out on a little scavenger hunt, try and pick up items that they can incorporate into the center piece in the table. May be stuff like this mass or these little berries, as long as its not broken glass and dog poop, you can probably figure out a way to incorporate into the center piece, kids love it. They feel like they are part of making a beautiful holiday table. Another idea, have the kids make their own little place mats. It's very simple. All you need is a little bit of construction paper, you can start by helping them, may be make a list of things that they are thankful for. Add to that, maybe a little turkey that they make themselves. These are really easy to do. All you have to do is, have a piece of construction paper, right, having then trace their cute little hands, you cut that out, put some little spiky legs on their, maybe a glue on a beek, throw in a eye ball, decorate the feathers a little bit, great little holiday turkey, put that on there with their list, it can make for very interesting holiday table conversation. It will be little controversial to get conversation going. Well, we really liked about these two projects is it, you can very easily sub them out, to like a gullible child or maybe a young cousin who doesn't know any better and they take the kids for an hour. You get credit for having brought this great project and maybe, you get to watch the game for an hour. Excuse the serious moment, but we would like to take this opportunity to say that we are extremely thankful for being fathers. Brad Powell: We're grateful for every minute that we get to spend in their families and we are grateful for their support as we are trying to whole goofy online television enterprise. Clay Nichols: and we are also thankful for you, our loyal dadlabs viewer. So on behalf of Daddy Troy and Daddy Owen, Daddy Don, Daddy Brad and I would like to extend you a happy thanksgiving for you and your families. Brad Powell: Happy thanksgiving. Clay Nichols: That's all for us here at the lab.