Here you’ll find all of the Thanksgiving activities we’ve shared in one convenient place. Whether you’re looking for holiday songs, crafts, sensory play ideas, learning activities or games, you’ll find them here. And as we add new ideas each year, I’ll be adding them to this page, so check back often.
Fun Thanskgiving Activities
These Thanksgiving Songs are so much fun to sing with little ones. Sing them at home or in the classroom just for fun, or record them and share with families for Thanksgiving.
This Roll-a-Turkey Thanksgiving Activity makes an easy center activity in preschool or kindergarten classrooms or at home for an after school activity.
Thanskgiving Learning Activities
This Free Printable Turkey Shapes Math Game is part of our popular roll and color math games series. Kids love these easy games, and there are so many ways to use them for learning!
Get kids writing about family, food, gratitude and more with these November Writing Journal Ideas.
Use these free printable pumpkin pie fractions mats to weave in some math with your play dough fun!
Explore the five senses and gratitude with this free printable Thanksgiving Five Senses Easy Reader.
Practice color sorting with these free printable Turkey Color Sorting Mats.
Practice letter formation using loose parts or play dough with these free printable pumpkin pie abc mats.
Preschoolers can use this Turkey Feather Math Activity (video tutorial below) to practice counting and number recognition. Kindergarteners and first graders can use the same materials to practice number bonds and beginning addition.
Thanskgiving Fine Motor Activities
Toddlers and preschoolers love doing this Fine Motor Turkey Activity over and over again!
Set up a Turkey Play Dough Invitation and see how creative little ones get as they create their own decorative turkeys.
Practice fine motor skills and color matching with this Turkey Feather Color Sorting Activity.
Thanskgiving Sensory Activities
Engage those senses with an Indian Corn Sensory Bag for toddlers and preschoolers.
Mix up some Thanksgiving Sensory Soup at your water table or in a large sensory bin. This one’s perfect for little ones who love to “cook.”
Find even more inspiration for sensory adventures in this collection of Thanksgiving Sensory Play Ideas.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
With this Mayflower Craft and Science Activity kids make their own Mayflower crafts then set sail to test them out on the open waters.
Need an easy peasy idea? Try this Paper Plate Turkey Craft.
Want something a little more elaborate? Use real Indian Corn to make this Indian Corn Sunflower Craft. Kids enjoy breaking down the Indian Corn and observing it as they make this craft, so don’t worry about prepping everything in advance. 😉
Dot, dot, dot! These Indian Corn Crafts are quick and easy to make, and they go along very well as you teach about the Five Kernels of Corn Legend.
It’s always fun to paint with unique items. This Painted Turkey Craft was our first time trying this painting technique.
Grab some yarn and twigs, and wrap up your own Yarn-Wrapped Turkey Crafts.
Make these super simple Tepee Crafts. Then use them as part of a small world for pretend play.
Explore art history and gratitude in this Kandinsky-inspired turkey handprint Thanksgiving project.
This Paper Roll Turkey Craft is a low-mess option, and you’ll only need paper, glue, and googly eyes (or markers!).
Use the senses to investigate Indian Corn. Then use the corn kernels for math activities and art inspiration in this Indian Corn Math & Science project.
More Thanksgiving Resources for Kids
What you focus on you get more of. That’s exactly the premise behind this Thankful Bouquet~Character Building Activity. Try it for the whole month of November!
Planning a group gathering this month? Check out our Thanksgiving Play Date Ideas.
These Thanksgiving Games are just what you’ve been looking for to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with family, for group events, or class parties.
Learn more about early America with these Books About Colonial America.