Every year, our children eagerly await celebrating the festivities of Thanksgiving with their families and friends. And this year’s Thanksgiving is no exception! Get your kids off screens and engaged in meaningful bonding experiences with family with these easy and creative Thanksgiving thankful activities – perfect for filling our children’s hearts with thankfulness.
If you are planning to do more exciting learning activities with your kids during the holidays, check out my list of fun Thanksgiving activities for kids.
From fun tree crafts to making gratitude chains and Thankful pick-up sticks, the list I am going to share got you covered when it comes to keeping your little one feeling thankful all season long.
The bonus is it’s a great way to help young children understand why having an attitude of gratitude is essential!
Check out my list today and recreate some of these inspiring Thanksgiving ideas for your kids at home!
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How do you make Thanksgiving fun for kids?
When it comes to celebrating Thanksgiving, we all know it’s all about the delicious meals, our family, and gratitude. However, Thanksgiving can also be a happy time for children to participate in the celebration!
I know how important it is to get them involved in the Thanksgiving festivities. But, how can you make Thanksgiving fun and exciting for them? Let me share some tips and ideas on how you can make Thanksgiving enjoyable for your kids at home!
Create Simple Thanksgiving Decorations
You can get the children to help decorate the table with colorful fall leaves, tiny pumpkins, and candles to make it more festive-like. They can also create cute fall crafts to hang or arrange Thanksgiving placemats on the table.
Let Your Kids Help with the Cooking
Cooking is a fun activity to get your children involved in. Not only does it help them enhance their motor skills, but it also inspires them to appreciate the value of time spent on cooking and food preparation.
Volunteer to Serve Others
Thanksgiving can be a fun time to give back to the community and show gratitude. You can involve your kids in an act of kindness and gratitude, such as donating food to a food bank, volunteering with you at a nursing home, or sending DIY handwritten letters of gratitude to their loved ones.
Recommended Thanksgiving Books
One way to make your kids more excited about Thanksgiving is by introducing them to books that teach the significance of gratitude and thankfulness.
These books not only educate young kids about the history and traditions of the holiday but also encourage important values like kindness, compassion, and gratitude.
I Am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for KidsThe Night Before ThanksgivingThe Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R))The Worst Thanksgiving Book in the Whole Entire World: A funny and silly children’s book for kids and parents about Turkey Day. (Entire World Books)Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)Dr. Seuss’s Thankful Things (Dr. Seuss’s Things Board Books)
Recommended Thanksgiving Activity Kits
You can turn your child’s Thanksgiving experience into an opportunity for a fun enriching time with these Thanksgiving activities that will help keep them entertained while learning about the true essence of the holiday.
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Thanksgiving is a holiday that is fun and memorable for kids. You’ll have tons of fun with any of these Thanksgiving thankful activities that will make Thanksgiving an unforgettable holiday for your kids, as well as help them feel involved in the festivities.
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