Need some Thanksgiving ideas for your older kids? While we’re all having a great time this holiday season, why not teach them some cool and fun Thanksgiving activities for elementary students that’ll have them getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving?
See more of my enjoyable and engaging Thanksgiving activities for kids.
I have put together a list of sure-fire ways to engage your child’s young mind during these upcoming festivities – like creating turkeys using coffee filters, Thanksgiving word search, pumpkin pie fraction and so much more!
From arts and crafts to Thanksgiving games, they can learn about gratitude and express their thankfulness in a way they may never forget!
Make the celebration of Thanksgiving with your kids an exciting experience filled with educational opportunities and lots of fun!
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How do you make Thanksgiving fun for kids?
Thanksgiving is a festive time when loved ones get together to give thanks for all the blessings that they’ve received throughout the year, but it can be hard to make this a fun holiday for our children!
I’ll share some creative ideas below that can help you make your kids’ Thanksgiving fun, engaging, and memorable!
Host a Scavenger Hunt
Prepare a treasure hunt activities for your children! Hide some Thanksgiving-themed items like miniature pumpkins, turkey puzzles, or feathers around your house or garden, and you can provide your children with a list of items to find.
Teach Kids the History of Thanksgiving
You can encourage your children to read Thanksgiving-themed books or watch videos about the Native Americans, Pilgrims, and the first Thanksgiving!
Get Kids Involved in Meal Prepping
You can ask your kids to choose their favorite Thanksgiving dishes or dessert recipes. Depending on their age, you can also ask them to assist you with meal preparation by measuring simple ingredients or even stirring the pot!
Recommended Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Improve your child’s reading comprehension, vocabulary, and knowledge about Thanksgiving in this fun list of recommended Thanksgiving books for kids.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for KidsThe Night Before ThanksgivingThanksgiving in the Woods (Countryside Holidays, 1)The Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R))Gratitude is My Superpower: A children’s book about Giving Thanks and Practicing Positivity (My Superpower Books)
Recommended Thanksgiving Toys for Kids
Choose from this selection of the best Thanksgiving activity kits to help your kids be occupied while learning and having fun this coming season of Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Scavenger Treasure Hunt Game- Fall Pumpkin Party Games Cards, Autumn Activities for Kids, Holiday Hunt for Children, Thanksgiving Party Supplies Decorations(30 Pack)-01Fall/Thanksgiving Rock Painting Kit – Arts and Crafts for Kids Ages 8-12 – Includes DIY Stones, Water Paint, Tattoos, Party Favors/Birthday Gifts/Toys/Creativity Classroom Activity for Girls BoysEABETOO 24 Pack Thanksgiving Jigsaw Puzzles for Boys and Girls Thanksgiving Gifts Party Favor School Classroom Crafts Rewards4E’s Novelty Pinecone Turkey Craft Kit (12 Pack) DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, Teens, Adults, Thanksgiving Dinner Activity, Classroom Project, Table Centerpiece DecorationsBeYumi 30Pcs Halloween Paper Strip Pumpkin Craft Kit DIY Fall Thanksgiving Gratitude Pumpkin Thankful Crafts Autumn Holiday Religious Crafts Decor Home School Classroom Party Fun Activities for KidsThe 3 Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: A Journal to Teach Children to Practice Gratitude and Mindfulness
While many people may think of Thanksgiving as a time to indulge in delicious food, it can also be a great opportunity to engage in fun activities with your kids. So make sure to try out these fun Thanksgiving activities for elementary students.
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