If you are looking for a wonderful selection of Thanksgiving activities for prek, 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 for prek, we have tons of ideas for you to engage your preschoolers with a very Thanksgiving theme! Plus, we have even included a few thanksgiving activities for toddlers!
25 FUN PRESCHOOL THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES
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COFFEE FILTER TURKEYS
Find out how coffee filters and clothespins from the Dollar Store transform into the cutest Thanksgiving Turkeys ever.
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!
Make Thanksgiving fun this year with this adorable Turkey Hat craft for kids! It’s made using just construction paper and a glue stick and kids will love it!
Learning about Thanksgiving will be fun for kids this year with this cute Thanksgiving Paper Cup Pilgrim Hat Craft!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING BANNER
Check out this fun Thanksgiving banner that doubles as an easy Thanksgiving activity for preschoolers! Kids love coloring in, and making their own DIY bunting for special occasions.
PRINTABLE THANKSGIVING SEARCH AND FIND
Fun free printable seek and find Thanksgiving activities are perfect to add to your family time or class time.
Add Thanksgiving bingo to your Thanksgiving activities and get preschoolers excited about learning. These bingo cards are picture based, which means even the younger ones can join in the fun!
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
TURKEY FLUFFY SLIME
We love fluffy slime for an awesome play experience for kids who are very tactile! Dress up a slime storage container to look 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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
APPLE PIE CLOUD DOUGH
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.
A bit messy, but tons of hands-on fun for little ones! Also try our cranberry oobleck.
PUMPKIN PIE CLOUD DOUGH
Pumpkin pie cloud dough can be another great taste safe Thanksgiving activity for toddlers, and uses basic pantry ingredients!
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
MORE FUN FOR PRESCHOOLERS
- Apple Activities
- Dinosaur Activities
- Farm Activities
- Ocean Theme
- Plant Activities For Preschool
- Pumpkin Activities
- Weather Activities
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THE BEST THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS
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