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Plan Ahead for the Thanksgiving Break

Turkey in a pilgrim's hat with the text


We’ve got a few weeks until Thanksgiving is upon us, and in the midst of all of the preparations, it might be a good idea to plan ahead and make good use of the upcoming break. If you’re lucky, you’ll have Thursday, and Friday off which creates a four-day weekend. This month The Groves at Milford Blog has some suggestions for what to do with you break whether you stay at your Milford, MA apartment or travel further afield in Massachusetts.



Most everyone has a “to read” list; a stack of books awaiting read. Take time this weekend to whittle down the list. If you want to learn more about Thanksgiving, we suggest this book:


Thanksgiving: The True Story by Penny Colman

“In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale's instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.”


DIY Projects

Chances are you have a DIY project or two you’ve been meaning to get to but you haven’t had the time. A long weekend is the perfect opportunity to start — and finish a project. Be sure you have everything you need before you start! Follow these 7 Things You Need to Know Before You DIY to ensure a successful project.


Get Active.

With all the food you might be eating later in the day, going on a walk, run, or hike is a great way to keep your health at the front of your mind. Americans typically eat 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving alone, so getting active is important for helping you feel physically better, whether you take a walk after dinner or you participate in a turkey trot to wake you up in the morning.


Play a Word Game.

If you want a different type of puzzle, try out a word one! The Teacher’s Corner has a variety of Thanksgiving crosswords, word scrambles, and even coloring pages you can download and print. All you’ll need is a few pens, colored pencils or markers, and the pages for an easy way to keep people occupied, focusing on the holiday, and interacting with each other.


What do you do over Thanksgiving break? Let us know in the comments. We can always use new-to-us ideas. Happy Thanksgiving to all the members of our apartment community!