Check out this list of Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids! They’re a fun and easy way to get in the Thanksgiving spirit! When you’re looking for ideas to start celebrating Thanksgiving, all you have to do is go down the list here and have a blast.
When you’re looking for activities that are great for all ages, we have so many fun things to do. Starting out November transitioning from Halloween to Thanksgiving is so much fun to do!
Kids will love being able to hop right into more holiday creativity and start in on all the turkey fun! Make sure to check out these Cute Thanksgiving Printables for Kids to Help Them Learn!
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Recommended Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Don’t forget to add in all the books! We literally look forward to changing out our books during the seasons so that we can have new books to read all year long.
I love sitting and reading Thanksgiving books with the kids because it teaches them to slow down and think about things to be thankful for. This also opens up the lines of communication as well and we have a lot of fun talking about the day and thoughts.
The best part about having great options about books about Thanksgiving is that we can read through them all at once or spread them out. I tend to keep a few books in all the rooms so that when the kids need something to pick up and read, there is a book close by to easily make that happen.
I also keep books in the car, in my purse, and basically anywhere else that they’ll fit so that I can encourage the kids to pick up a book and start reading whenever the mood strikes!
Thanks for ThanksgivingI Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for KidsThe Night Before ThanksgivingThanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad Books)Thanksgiving in the WoodsCranberry Thanksgiving (Cranberryport)
Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
The best part about this list of activities is that they’re great to do at any point in time! Whether the kids want to read, draw, color, create, or just have some downtime doing whatever they want, there are so many great options on this list that make it easy for them to do.
Start with one and then work your way through – and let the kids start picking out their wants first to get them excited and ready for more!
Everyone knows that treats are all part of the holiday fun! These cute turkey treats are fun to make with the kids and are even more fun to eat! Find out how simple it can be to make easy Thanksgiving treats for everyone to love. (This is a great recipe for the kids to help out in the kitchen!)
Teach your little kids about the true meaning of why we celebrate Thanksgiving with this special list of gratitude activities for kindergarten.
Painted rocks are a lot of fun! We love to paint them and then hide them around the town for others to find. This is a fun way to bring happiness and smiles to others easily with little to no effort. Plus, the kids love being little artists and painting their own rock creations.
You can buy rocks online or use rocks that you find in your own yards. Just make sure to not take rocks from areas that aren’t part of your property.
Teach the importance of gratitude and being thankful to your homeschool kids through reading with this fun list of the best picture books about gratitude.
Teach your little ones important values while engaging their imaginations with these Books About Gratitude for Preschoolers.
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Need some Thanksgiving ideas for your older kids? Why not try these fun Thanksgiving activities for elementary students that’ll have them getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving?
Keep your toddlers happy and occupied with this fun list of Thanksgiving-themed activities.
Here are some more great books for the kids to enjoy! Add them to your list so that you don’t miss out on any of the reading fun!
These Thanksgiving books are great for early learners. They’re full of fun pictures and easy-to-read pages that will have them building their reading confidence.
Here are even more great picture books for kids! Each page has bright and beautiful pictures that all ages are sure to love!
Check out this list of the best Thanksgiving books for kids that you can add to your homeschool fall reading list!
If you make a plan to read a chapter a day with the kids, you can create a fun holiday tradition to look forward to! Take turns ready and have a blast!
Thanksgiving is a great time of year to spend quality time together with your children and the whole family, and what better way to spend it than through Thanksgiving story time!
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Do you want some Thanksgiving STEM activities? Check out this list of fun and exciting activities for your kids to have a great time while learning this year.
Unleash your kid’s inner scientist and explore the fun season of Thanksgiving through these fun and engaging science experiments about Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Toys for Kids
Don’t forget to sprinkle in some fun Thanksgiving toy options for the kids! We’re all about fun toys in our house and the kids love having their very own turkeys to play with! These make great gift ideas and are fun to have as a fun surprise for the kids, too.
For some of the stuffed animals, the kids love being able to snuggle with them while we’re reading our books! Any of these gift ideas are great for creative and imaginative play.
Aurora World Taddle Toes Stuffins Turkey Plush, 10Baby’s My First Thanksgiving Fill and Spill Toy PlaysetPLUS PLUS – Mini Maker Tube – Turkey – 70 Piece, Construction Building Stem Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for KidsLEGO 40273 Turkey Brick HeadzLearning Resources Pedro the Fine Motor Peacock, Montessori Toys, Develops Fine Motor Skills, Color and Numbers Recognition, Toddler Toys, 6 pieces, Ages 18 mos+The One-Minute Gratitude Journal for Kids: Journal to Increase Gratitude, Mindfulness and Happiness
That’s a lot of turkeys! The kids will love all these books and turkeys! They might have trouble picking their favorites…but they’ll be certain to “gobble” them up!
Giving the kids a journal to have them write what they’re thankful for this year is a great exercise to do. Slowing down and realizing just how awesome life is can be one simple way for the kids to find out how important gratitude really is.
Let your kids practice hand and eye coordination with these fun tracing worksheets.
Your child will enjoy drawing a thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin pie, and more, by connecting the dots! It’s a fun activity that enhances your kid’s drawing skills and can also help with the pencil grasp that they need for handwriting.
These Thanksgiving-themed worksheets will make learning fun! This printable pack includes coloring pages, word searches, and more to keep you entertained all day long.
Don’t miss out on these fun printables for Thanksgiving! These prove that there is a way to combine learning and fun!
If you have plenty of empty toilet paper rolls at home, here are some Thanksgiving-themed crafts where you can repurpose them.
Engage your preschoolers in a world of gratitude and fun with crafts, games, and stories that will spark their imagination.
With Thanksgiving coming just around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking and preparing gifts for the kids in your life. Check out my list of the best Thanksgiving toys for kids!
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