Hey there, friends. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to get our little ones into the spirit of gratitude and celebration with the people we love. I’ve cooked up a nice blend of crafts, games, and educational Thanksgiving worksheets that will keep your little ones entertained while you prepare the family feast.
They’ll enjoy these printable Thanksgiving activities that are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners too. So gather your crayons, glue sticks, scissors, and a few colorful markers, and let’s get into these fun printable Thanksgiving activities that will make this holiday a bit more interesting for your little turkeys!
Why Use Printable Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
By blending fun and educational activities during Thanksgiving, we create an enriching experience for them.
1. Keep kids engaged and entertained during Thanksgiving festivities.
2. Encourage learning through fun activities.
3. Provide a screen-free alternative to keep kids busy.
4. Foster creativity and imagination in children.
5. Teach important Thanksgiving traditions and history through hands-on activities.
6. Promote fine motor skills development with coloring, cutting, and pasting activities.
7. Offer opportunities for parent-child bonding while completing printable activities together.
8. Help children practice reading and writing skills with Thanksgiving-themed worksheets and puzzles.
9. Allow for customization based on age or skill level of the child by choosing appropriate printables.
10. Serve as a quiet activity option during family gatherings or long car rides.
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Printable Thanksgiving Activities
Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or simply looking for fun activities to do at home with the kids let’s break down these Thanksgiving printable worksheets for preschoolers.
Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities Bundle– This bundle includes 6 Thanksgiving activity pages. From cut-out printable Thanksgiving crafts to a coloring page. The mini bundle includes a nice variety because we all know our kids have different likes and dislikes. What one finds fun the other may not.
- 8 pages to include the cover page.
- (3) printable Thanksgiving cut-out crafts.
- Happy Thanksgiving coloring page.
- Printable Thanksgiving I Spy game.
- Gratitude Alphabet. Write something that begins with each letter of the alphabet that you are thankful for.
- I Spy answer sheet.
Thanksgiving Educational Activities Pack– These Thanksgiving activity sheets are great for preschoolers and kindergarteners newly learning the alphabet and numbers or for continued practice. The turkey worksheets are also perfect for strengthening pincer grasp and writing.
- (16) pages total to include the coverage page.
- (7) pages of both upper and lower case alphabet.
- (2) Turkeys 1-10.
- (3) pages of number flashcards, 1-10.
- One-page Thanksgiving worksheet for kids to write what they are thankful for.
- A catch the turkey maze with the answer key.
I highly recommend laminating each sheet for durability and long-term use. Use the letters of the alphabet to practice learning letters and later to build words.
So, whether you’re looking to keep your little turkeys entertained at the dinner table or want to occupy them while you whip up that pumpkin pie, these printable Thanksgiving activities will do the trick. From coloring pages to holiday games, there’s something for all of them. So grab your printer and get ready for some festive fun.
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy mama.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make Thanksgiving fun for kids?
Ensuring that the little ones are engaged and entertained can sometimes be a challenge on Thanksgiving. But here are just a few ideas you could try to keep things fun for the kids.
1. Create crafts and decorations together.
2. Scavenger Hunts.
3. Cook as a family. Set aside some items that the kids can help with like desserts, mashed potatoes, or even put together a large salad.
4. Outdoor Games if the weather is pleasant. Something fun like sack races.
5. Take turns sharing stories and express gratitude.
6. After a long day let your kids decide on a movie and watch it together as a family.
What do families do together on Thanksgiving?
There is plenty for families to do together on Thanksgiving from watching a football game after stuffing themselves silly, playing games like cards or dominoes to checking on the kids in their own little area making sure they’re entertained too.
- Cook together.
- Layout and set up decorations.
- Set the table.
- Laugh and tell jokes.
- Play music and dance around the house.
- Pull out the Christmas decor and start decorating after dinner of course.
- Tell family stories.
Remember the holidays are all about creating your own traditions and memories.
How do you host a lot of people at Thanksgiving?
1. Plan Ahead: Hosting a lot of people requires preparation because it can become stressful. Make a guest list and send out invitations well in advance. This gives everyone ample time to RSVP and lets you plan accordingly.
2. Create Ample Space.
3. Seating Arrangements: No need for seating arrangements unless it’s for the little ones. Have a place for the kiddos to sit together. Allow people to be comfortable in your home and let them freely sit where they like.
4. Create Your Menu: Preparing food for a large gathering can be overwhelming. If you’re doing it all yourself create a menu and make items that are easy to put together in large batches.
5. Potluck Style Feast: My favorite way to host Thanksgiving. Make sure everyone knows the plan and have your guests bring their favorite dishes. Let everyone decide what they will bring main dish, sides, desserts or they’ll bring the drinks for adults and kids.
Don’t be shy about asking guests to contribute dishes or drinks—it makes for an inclusive experience while reducing cost and workload.
6. Keep the Little Ones Entertained: For the kids attending your Thanksgiving dinner, set up a designated kids’ area with games, crafts, or movies to ensure they have a fun day while allowing adults to enjoy some quality time together.
What is the most important part of Thanksgiving?
The most important part of Thanksgiving is gratitude, loved ones, kindness, creating traditions, and giving back.
How do you talk to kids about Thanksgiving?
Children’s books are always a great way to introduce any holiday to kids.