Thanksgiving is coming up and you don’t want to leave your little one out of the festivities!
I have a list of Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten that will keep them entertained and educated all at the same time. From turkey-themed printables to colorful turkey crafts, your child will have a fun and festive Thanksgiving celebration.
Make this Thanksgiving even extra special for your little one by letting them join in on the family fun. These activities are perfect for kids of all ages, so there’s something for everyone. Plus, they can be enjoyed over and over again long after the holiday has passed.
Keep reading to find a fun Thanksgiving activity today!
If you need more Thanksgiving ideas, see my bigger list of Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids.
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Recommended Thanksgiving Books
If you have a book lover, these Thanksgiving books are a great addition to their book collection! So grab a couple of these books and get ready for your Thanksgiving lesson.
Turkey TroubleLittle Critter: Just a Special ThanksgivingThanks for ThanksgivingThanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad Books)T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving StoryHow to Catch a Turkey
Do your kids love reading books but just don’t have the time to read them all yourself? Grab an Audible subscription to find amazing audiobooks that your kids can listen to on their own. You can get up to two free audiobooks when you sign up for the first time.
If audiobooks aren’t you’re thing, see what cool books you can find on Kindle and your kids will have a huge library ready at their fingertips.
Fun Thanksgiving Traditions
Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends to give thanks for all the good in our lives. It’s also a time for fun, food, and tradition! If you’re looking for some new Thanksgiving traditions to start this year, check out our top 10 list:
- Make a gratitude tree. Start by decorating a small tree or branch with fall leaves and berries. Then, have each person write down something they’re thankful for on a piece of paper and hang it on the tree.
- Give thanks with a fun scavenger hunt. Hide Thanksgiving-themed items around the house or yard and have kids search for them. As they find each item, have them say what they’re thankful for.
- Get everyone involved in the kitchen. Whether you’re making Thanksgiving dinner or just some snacks, involve everyone in the preparation. Assign tasks based on age and ability, and take the opportunity to teach kids about cooking and nutrition.
- Share what you’re thankful for over dinner. Before eating, go around the table and have each person share something they’re thankful for. This is a great way to encourage conversation and reflection during the holiday feast.
- Volunteer together as a family. Spend an afternoon giving back by volunteering at a local soup kitchen or food bank. This is a great way to teach kids about helping those less fortunate and show them the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
- Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows. After dinner, head outside for some fun around the campfire! Roast marshmallows and make s’mores while sharing stories about what you’re thankful for this year.
- Go on a nature walk and look for signs of autumn. Take a stroll through your neighborhood or nearby park and look for changing leaves, acorns, pinecones, etc. This is a great way to get fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature.
- Enjoy some quiet time with your family. After all the fun and excitement of Thanksgiving Day, take some time to relax with your family. Play board games, read books together, or just enjoy each other’s company.
These are just a few ideas to get you started. Whatever traditions you choose to start this year, make sure they are meaningful to you and your loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving!
Recommended Thanksgiving Activity Kits
This pack is filled with fun activities for the holidays for your little learner.
Grab this Thanksgiving craft set that includes assorted turkey, leaf, and pumpkin cutouts, assorted pom-poms, and more. A perfect activity to practice creativity this Thanksgiving season.
Thanksgiving is such a special time of year, and these activities are sure to make it even more memorable for your family!
So get those creative juices flowing, break out the craft supplies, and have fun learning all about this important holiday with the help of these Thanksgiving Activities for Kindergarten.
More Thanksgiving Activities
Reese’s Turkey Treats by Living Life as Moms
Model Magic Turkey by 3 Dinosaurs