Things to do during Thanksgiving break


Mackenzie Lawrence, Co-Editor

Thanksgiving Break this year occurs from Nov. 23-25, in addition to the following weekend. Although, at first look, this isn’t that long of a break, many would be surprised by what you can accomplish in only a few days.

This is your guide on what to do during the 2022 Thanksgiving Break.

Catch Up on Makeup Work

During the school year, schoolwork can pile up fast and it can sometimes be hard to maintain. This break gives you time to catch up on make-up work.

It may seem overwhelming when looking at all of the assignments as a whole, so you may benefit from making a to-do list. Even if you average about three missed assignments per day, you can possibly end up completing as many as fifteen assignments before the break is over.

Remember, a late assignment is always better than a zero in the grade book!

Study for Upcoming Exams

During the school year, exams seem to pop up out of nowhere and, before you know it, you have one night to cram in all of your studying.

If you are all caught up on your work, this break is a great time to get ahead and look to see if you have any upcoming exams. If you do, you may want to take this extra time to study to make sure that you are ready for the exam.

Even if you haven’t learned the whole unit, you can study what you have already learned so in the long run, you have less to study when the exam date approaches. The best way for you to excel in a class is to be prepared!

Spend Quality Time with your Family

Of course, this break is not solely for you to work on schoolwork, it is also important that you spend time with your family and celebrate what you are thankful for. Some fun activities that you and your family could participate in are arts and crafts, watching movies, and even playing outside if the weather is cooperative. Celebrate your family during Thanksgiving!

Tidy Up your Room

With the abundance of schoolwork and activities taking place in the past few months or so, you may have fallen behind on organization and making sure your room is somewhat clean. Take this time to clean and organize your room and maybe even help your parents out by helping tidy up the rest of the house.

This will help you start school on Monday with a clean slate. Keeping your room clean may help you feel refreshed!

Self Reflection

These five days out of school can help you reflect on yourself and may give you the time to better yourself as a whole. You can do this by replacing unhealthy habits with healthy habits, meditating, and even getting on top of your self care altogether. Better habits, better you!

Create a Holiday Wishlist

With the holidays approaching, this break gives you plenty of time to brainstorm ideas for gifts that you would like to give or receive during this holiday season. You can organize this list on a piece of paper, word document, or even a PowerPoint presentation. The holidays are coming fast, so be prepared!

Enjoy Lots of Food/Try New Recipes

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is not only focused on thankfulness, but is also focused on food like turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and so much more. For people who love to cook, this is definitely the time to practice new recipes and create delicious treats. And of course, someone has to try the food so if you like to enjoy different types of food, this is the time to do it. Don’t be afraid to try new things!

Have Fun!

Thanksgiving break is not all about being productive and always doing activities, it also provides time for you to relax and rejuvenate before heading back into your daily routine on Monday. Don’t worry too much on upcoming assignments or things you have to do in the future, spend this time to relax with your family and just have fun.

No pressure, just relax!