With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I wanted to put together a printable no-prep resource centered around Thanksgiving for you to share with your kids this season. Here’s a themed activity pack to help you focus on all things Thanksgiving this year. Thanksgiving activities for kids that include games, coloring pages, STEM, thankful printables, writing prompts, and more. Fun for all ages!
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
In this pack of free Thanksgiving printables, you’ll find coloring pages, activities for the dinner table, an adorable paper turkey craft, and themed pattern practice for early learning fun.
Doing these activities with your kids can give them something fun to do during Thanksgiving dinner prep or serve as a great way to engage them in the dinner table conversations with family and friends.
Keep reading for more Thanksgiving preschool activities and don’t forget to scoop up your free Thanksgiving printables today.
Free Thanksgiving Printables
What’s included in this free thanksgiving printables pack?
These activities are perfect for preschoolers and kindergarten, but fun for older kids and adults too!
Here’s a list of the fun activities you’ll find in this free thanksgiving activity pack:
- Build Your Own Turkey Craft
- Thanksgiving coloring pages
- Thanksgiving drawing prompts
- Thankful Activities
- Thanksgiving I-Spy Game
- What comes next pattern worksheet
Coloring Page for Thanksgiving
Coloring pages help preschoolers develop fine motor skills development and hand-eye coordination. It’s also a great way for preschoolers to explore colors, color mixing, and build concentration skills.
The Thanksgiving coloring page in this free activity pack will make an excellent addition to Grandma’s fridge and help keep kids occupied while you cook.
Drawing Prompts for Thanksgiving
Help your preschoolers develop strong finger muscles for great penmanship with this Thanksgiving-themed drawing page. Even better, it’s a great way to encourage your preschooler to use creativity and imagination!
But the best part of this Thanksgiving drawing prompt is the conversations it will spark at the dinner table! Give everyone a “my Thanksgiving plate” drawing page and ask them to draw their must-have food items.
Once you’ve finished laughing at Uncle Bob’s mac and cheese drawing, talk about everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving foods. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about one another and really connect at the table this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Gratitude List
Thanksgiving is an excellent time to teach your kids about showing gratitude! You can use the free printable gratitude list in this Thanksgiving activities pack to encourage your kids to think about what they’re thankful for this year. This page includes a drawing prompt for kids who aren’t ready for reading and writing, and two gratitude list prompts.
Use this Thanksgiving gratitude list to get everyone thinking about not only what they’re thankful for, but who. It’s a creative new way to talk about all the things you’re grateful for this season at the Thanksgiving dinner table with family and friends.
I am Thankful for Worksheet
Thanksgiving Pattern Practice Worksheet
Practicing patterns with preschool learners helps establish early math concepts that will help them understand more complex math equations later. This colorful Thanksgiving pattern practice worksheet will encourage your kids to complete the festive patterns while practicing their cutting and pasting skills.
DIY Paper Turkey Craft
Possibly my favorite part of this Thanksgiving activities pack, I just love this DIY paper turkey! When you need to get the kids out of the kitchen, hand out this easy printable craft and watch the magic happen.
Your children can practice their cutting and pasting skills as they assemble this cute paper turkey. Then, get them involved in decorating the Thanksgiving table with their imaginative little turkeys. It’s a centerpiece everyone will be talking about!
Hands on Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving Preschool Activities
Looking for more Thanksgiving preschool activities to use as part of a lesson plan or unit study? Want more hands-on activities to enjoy with your little ones this Thanksgiving?
Check out these fun ideas for even more quality time learning and having fun together this year:
Do your little ones love playing with modeling clay? Then, you’re both going to love this simple Thanksgiving sensory play!
While you’re making the pie crusts for the Thanksgiving meal, give your preschooler a ball of pie dough and watch the magic happen. As I knead dough and roll out my crusts, my kids scoop up the scraps and get creative.
According to the experts, sensory play activities like this one help build connections in the brain, activating new pathways and helping preschoolers and toddlers learn. So sensory play is a great way to encourage cognitive growth, motor skills, and problem-solving skills. Plus, it’s a lot of fun to see what they come up with!
Fall Storytime (Five Flying Turkeys and No Fat Turkeys)
Where do kids get all their energy? No one knows, but after the Thanksgiving meal they’re ready to play and many of us adults just want a nap. Hosting an after-dinner storytime with a parent or grandparent can be a fun compromise that will keep everyone happy.
Fall Books for Kids
Here are some fun Thanksgiving stories we just love:
- 10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston
- Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
- God Gave Us Thankful Hearts by Lisa Tawn Bergren
You could always save some of the adorable Thanksgiving coloring pages in this activity pack for after the meal too.
Another relaxing activity to enjoy with your kids this Thanksgiving is these popsicle stick puzzles. These cute DIY Thanksgiving puzzles are a fun way to help your preschoolers develop important cognitive skills like problem solving.
Then, try drawing another Thanksgiving plate with items from the very first Thanksgiving together using the template from this free Thanksgiving activities pack.
Are your kids into slime yet? They will be! Slime is all the rage right now and it’s a sensory delight. You can explore Thanksgiving sensory play with everyone after dinner this year using this edible Cranberry fluffy slime recipe. It’s simple to make and lots of fun!
Even the kids who turn their noses up at cranberry sauce won’t be able to resist playing with cranberry fluffy slime after dinner. It’s definitely the one time that it’s ok to play with your food!
What fun Thanksgiving activities do you have planned with your kids this year? Share your fun traditions in the comments. Then, download and print this free activity pack to start some fun new traditions with your kids.
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