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.
PRESCHOOL THANKSGIVING CRAFTS
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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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!
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.
Here we have a pool noodle and colorful feathers from the Dollar Store that transform into fun Thanksgiving Turkeys. Let’s get started!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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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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.
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.
A bit messy, but tonnes of hands-on fun for little ones!
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!
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.
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MORE FUN FOR PRESCHOOLERS
- Apple Activities
- Dinosaur Activities
- Farm Activities
- Ocean Theme
- Plant Activities For Preschool
- Pumpkin Activities
- Weather Activities
THE BEST THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
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