If you are looking for a wonderful selection of Thanksgiving activities for your kids, then look no further! This month’s theme is all about Thanksgiving and finding fun ways to learn through simple, hands-on activities. From Thanksgiving Math to Thanksgiving art activities, we have tonnes of ideas for you to engage your preschoolers with a very Thanksgiving theme! Plus, we even included a few thanksgiving activities for toddlers!

15+ FUN PRESCHOOL THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES

Click on the highlighted links for a supply list and instructions for each individual activity.

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PRESCHOOL THANKSGIVING CRAFTS

TURKEY CRAFT

Find out how coffee filters and clothespins from the Dollar Store transform into the cutest Thanksgiving Turkeys ever.  Learn about solubility with this Thanksgiving art and science activity all in one!

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THANKSGIVING PAPER CRAFT

Explore the world of 3D art with a fun Thanksgiving theme craft complete with free printable templates and step by step instructions! Also, learn a little bit about 2D vs 3D!

PAPER PLATE TURKEY

This easy paper plate turkey craft for kids is such a fun Thanksgiving craft! It’s simple enough to make with a large classroom full of kids, or at home too.

POOL NOODLE TURKEY

Here we have a pool noodle and colorful feathers from the Dollar Store that transform into fun Thanksgiving Turkeys. Let’s get started!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING BANNER

Check out this fun Thanksgiving banner that doubles as an easy Thanksgiving activity for preschoolers! Kids love coloring in, and then making their own DIY bunting for special occasions.

THANKSGIVING MATH ACTIVITIES

PRINTABLE THANKSGIVING SEARCH AND FIND

Want to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving day? Our free printable Thanksgiving activities are perfect to add to your family time.  A fun search and find activity as well as Thanksgiving I Spy. 

Free Printable Thanksgiving I Spy or Search and Find Activity for Kids

THANKSGIVING SLIME RECIPES

When you think of Thanksgiving and recipes, I’m pretty sure you aren’t thinking about Thanksgiving slime recipes! Well, that’s our job around here, to think of cool new seasonal slime recipes for you to try with the kids! Enjoy these cool Thanksgiving slime ideas!

CINNAMON SCENTED SLIME

cinnamon scented slime for thanksgiving slime recipes

TURKEY FLUFFY SLIME

We love fluffy slime for it’s unique texture making it not only science but an awesome play experience for kids who are very tactile! We dressed up a slime storage container like a turkey. You can get a little crafty with this Thanksgiving slime recipe.

Turkey Themed Fluffy Thanksgiving Slime Recipes

PUMPKIN SLIME

Whoa! This is one of our coolest Thanksgiving slime recipes in my opinion because you actually make your slime inside a real pumpkin using real pumpkin guts as part of the recipe. Kids always find this cool!

Real Pumpkin Slime Thanksgiving Slime Recipes

EDIBLE MARSHMALLOW SLIME

Think marshmallow and sweet potato casserole with this taste safe marshmallow slime recipe! If you have a kid who loves to try everything that is put in front of them, you may want to choose to make a taste safe slime instead. Check out the video too! We have two ways to make marshmallow slime and one is a no-cook version!

Remember, our regular slime recipes above are NOT to be sampled.

THANKSGIVING SCIENCE

DANCING CORN EXPERIMENT

One of our most popular Thanksgiving science experiments. A few simple kitchen ingredients and you have a cool Thanksgiving science activity that’s a twist on a classic baking soda and vinegar reaction!

Dancing Corn Experiment

BREAD IN A BAG

From toddlers to teenagers, everyone loves a fresh slice of homemade bread, and using a zip-top bag is perfect for tiny hands to help squish and knead.  Explore how yeast works in bread and share a delicious treat at the end with our easy bread in a bag recipe.

Bread in a bag recipe

MAKING BUTTER WITH KIDS

A tasty Thanksgiving activity perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! It’s a great way for kids to help in the kitchen and contribute to the meal. There’s nothing like tasting your hard work. Perfect to go with our bread in a bag recipe above too!

How to make butter

POPCORN SCIENCE

Why does popcorn pop? Explore the science of popcorn while making some yummy popcorn in a bag to taste test. A fun Thanksgiving activity for all the senses!

why does popcorn pop?

CRANBERRY SECRET MESSAGES

Show the kids how they can write and send secret messages to one another with invisible ink.  Paint with cranberry juice and the message is revealed.  It’s magic!  No, it’s fun Thanksgiving science!

Create a secret message.

CRANBERRY STRUCTURES

Keep kids of all ages busy building and constructing all sorts of shapes and structures. Encourage free building or see if they can build a tall tower. We have printable shape building cards here for a quick math lesson.

Building structures for Thanksgiving STEM

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

Let your little ones join in the fun this Thanksgiving with our selection of hands-on, simple play recipes. Get them exploring with all of their senses!

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APPLESAUCE PLAYDOUGH

This super simple no-cook play dough recipe is GLUTEN FREE! We didn’t have any regular wheat flour on hand to make our usual playdough so we used what we had, coconut flour.  Usually I add cream of tartar as well, but we didn’t have any of that either!  So this is a genuine gluten-free playdough recipe without cream of tartar.  

Apple Sauce No Cook Play Dough Made With Coconut Flour

APPLE PIE SENSORY BIN

You will surely want to dig your hands into this! Cloud dough or moon sand is an awesome and simple sensory recipe that is quick to whip up. Our apple pie scented cloud dough is also taste safe.  Cloud dough is fun sensory play with all the supplies already in your kitchen. Adding apple pie spices to sensory play is a great way to engage multiple senses all at once.

You will surely want to dig your hands into this! Cloud dough is an awesome and simple sensory play recipe that is quick to whip up! Our apple pie sensory play activity is also taste safe! Cloud dough is quick sensory play and all the supplies are in your kitchen! I love the smells associated with Fall. Adding spices to sensory play is a great way to engage multiple senses at once. SCENTED APPLE PIE SENSORY PLAY & HOMEMADE CLOUD DOUGH

APPLESAUCE OOBLECK

A bit messy, but tonnes of hands-on fun for little ones!

PUMPKIN PIE CLOUD DOUGH

Pumpkin pie cloud dough can be another great taste safe Thanksgiving activity for toddlers, and uses basic pantry ingredients! This would be a perfect activity for an kid who wants to be a kitchen helper for pie baking but isn’t quite old enough to help!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Cloud Dough Thanksgiving Sensory play and Thanksgiving Slime Recipes

PUMPKIN PLAYDOUGH

When you think of fall, do you think of the aroma of freshly baked pumpkin pie wafting through the house? The sight of pumpkins also makes me think of the fun traditions ahead for fall!  Why not try this homemade pumpkin pie playdough recipe and fun activities. 

ALSO CHECK OUT: Apple Playdough

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MORE FUN FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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THE BEST THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS

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Simple and fun to do Thanksgiving science activities and experiments along with Thanksgiving theme STEM challenges the kids will love.