If your household is anything like mine, it's busy and noisy with family and friends. And just to add to the chaos are those fun-loving kids who get bored in the blink of an eye. Macy's Thanksgiving Parade just won't tide them over for very long, and those old toys won't do it either knowing new toys are just days away with the arrival of Christmas. So what are we to do? It's always best to get the kids involved in some of the planning. Maybe they can help prepare food, or maybe they can get busy and make some festive decorations.

In case you're not the crafty type, or your cooking skills are lacking, Spoonful.com has put together quite a list of crafts, recipes, poems, and other fun things to do for the entire family.