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Thanksgiving Activity Ideas for Kids

Choose Your Favorite Thanksgiving Activity

It's late November and if you're hunting for Thanksgiving activity ideas for your kids then you've come to the right place. We've got lots of thanksgiving decoration ideas and even more thanksgiving crafts for kids!

Turkeys, Pilgrims and Indians take center stage as we get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Decorating your house with a holiday theme is the first step towards preparing for the big feast. Even the youngest of kids can get into the act and pitch in and help. Our list of holiday crafts for kids adapts itself to everyone....and you've probably got most of the materials you'll need right at home.

So let's get started! Enjoy your holiday--Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Activity Ideas

  • Kid Cookbook--Since food plays such an important role in this holiday, how about compiling a Kid Cookbook with your kids? Cut out holiday food pictures from magazines and paste them in a notebook. Let your kids plan their own menu and then let them prepare the easier dishes. You'll be surprised at how involved they'll become in the actual feast!

  • Paper Mache Turkey--create a masterful centerpiece using a balloon, some construction paper and one of our recipes for paper mache paste.

  • Holiday Hand Wreath--this is one of the most versatile crafts you can make with your kids. Use your kids' handprints cut out of autumn colored construction paper. Write "thankful" messages on each handprint and glue to a paper plate. We show you how!

  • Pinecone Turkey--here's a craft with several possiblities. Start by taking a walk with your kids and collecting some pinecones. Add a few leaves (real or paper), some glue....and you've got yourselves a cute turkey. Click here for details.

  • Potato Turkey--this craft can be assembled in the kitchen as you prepare your favorite potato dish. Just set aside some extra potatoes for your kids to decorate. Click here for detailed instructions.

  • Toilet paper roll Pilgrims and Indians--our favorite materials...toilet paper rolls and construction paper! See how you can make some cute holiday characters!

  • Paper Plate Turkey--another great Thanksgiving activity idea using paper plates!

    Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

    Our favorite cartoon artist, Omri Eshel, has once again lent his talents by drawing some original coloring pages for your kids to enjoy. Please respect Omri's copyright. If you want to reuse his drawings on a webpage, please link back to

    To access the coloring pages just click on the links below. Once you see the thumbprint image, click on the nav tool to enlarge...then right click on your mouse and choose "Print Picture".


  • Pilgrims and Indians Printable

  • Cornicopia Coloring Page

  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    Useful Articles and Resources

  • Raising a Thankful Child--new insights into teaching kids to value and understand the meaning of "please" and "thank you". This is a "must read" article!

  • Check out some holiday books for your kids.

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