50+ Easy Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers

INSIDE: 50+ Fun and easy Thanksgiving activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Fun ideas for you to do during Thanksgiving that are simple and creative!

easy thanksgiving activities for toddlers and preschoolers

This fantastic resource is better than Pinterest or Instagram! All the Thanksgiving ideas in one place for you to refer to this year. Tons of wonderful, creative and easy ideas your toddler or preschooler will love!

Because there are so many ideas I decided to organize the list into a few different sections to help you find the type of activities you want to try faster:

  • Boredom Busting Thanksgiving Activities
  • Easy Learning Thanksgiving Activities
  • Fine Motor Thanksgiving Activities
  • Sensory Thanksgiving Activities
  • Gratitude Activities for Thanksgiving

Looking for more Fun Thanksgiving Crafts? Check out these fun ideas:

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Boredom Busting Thanksgiving Activities

  1. Sink or Float Thanksgiving Dinner – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Thanksgiving Turkey Bowling Game – The Seasoned Mom
  3. Thanksgiving Bread in A Bag Recipe for Kids – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Invitation To Create: Turkey Time – Paper and Glue
  5. Turkey Balloon Rockets – Growing A Jeweled Rose
  6. Magnetic Tile Turkey Puzzle – Happy Toddler Playtime
  7. Shooting Turkeys Game – A Girl and A Glue Gun
  8. Thanksgiving Milk Experiment – Happy Toddler Playtime
  9. Stuff the Turkey Game – Kid Friendly Things to Do
  10. Paint Chip Confetti Turkey – Happy Toddler Playtime
  11. Feed the Turkey – Busy Toddler
  12. Turkey Trouble: A Thanksgiving Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  13. Turkey-Shaped Turkey Sandwich Lunch Idea – Arts and Crackers
  14. Tie-Dye Turkey Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  15. Turkey Balancing Gross Motor Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime

Learning Thanksgiving Activities

  1. Thanksgiving Pom Pom Drop Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Turkey Sticker Sort – Busy Toddler
  3. Feather Poke: Name Recognition Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Turkey Pom Pom Colour Matching – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Turkey Feather Rainbow – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Magnetic Tiles Turkey Colour Sort – Happy Toddler Playtime
  7. Pom Pom Turkey Push – Happy Toddler Playtime
  8. Turkey Shapes Sticky Wall – Happy Toddler Playtime
  9. Turkey Game for Kids – Days With Grey
  10. Feather Counting Wands – Happy Toddler Playtime
  11. Turkey Feather Size Sorting – Happy Toddler Playtime
  12. Shape Turkeys – Housing a Forest
  13. Number Turkeys – Toddler Approved
  14. Salad Spinner Turkey STEAM Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  15. Turkey Feather Ten Frames – Coffee Cups and Crayons
  16. Turkey Clothespin Letters – Happy Toddler Playtime
  17. Racing Turkeys Number Line Game – Fun Learning For Kids
  18. Alphabet Turkey Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  19. Name Activity: Feather Letter Turkey – Growing Book By Book

Fine Motor Thanksgiving Activities

  1. Turkey Haircuts: Thanksgiving Cutting Activity – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Button Turkey for Preschoolers – Natural Beach Living
  3. Hole Punch Turkey – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. DIY Thanksgiving Cutting Cards – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Pluck the Turkey: Fine Motor Feather Grab – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Turkey Feathers Fine Motor Activity – Fun Learning For Kids
  7. Q-Tip Turkey Feather Trace & Count – Happy Toddler Playtime
  8. Fine Motor Play Dough Turkey – This Reading Mama
  9. Turkey Feather Measuring – Happy Toddler Playtime

Sensory Thanksgiving Activities

  1. Spice Painted Sensory Turkey Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Turkey Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
  3. Turkey Dinner Rescue Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  4. Turkey Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  5. Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  6. Turkey Sensory Bottle: For Babies & Toddlers – Happy Toddler Playtime
  7. Thanksgiving Sensory Soup Water Play – Fantastic Fun and Learning
  8. Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Craft – The Inspired Tree House
  9. Turkey Sensory Bottle – Kids Craft Room
  10. Thanksgiving Sensory Bottle – Teaching Mama
  11. Harvest Time: Thanksgiving Sensory Bin – The Chaos and the Clutter
  12. Turkey Sensory Bag – Happy Toddler Playtime

Gratitude Activities

  1. Thankful Turkey – Busy Toddler
  2. Thankful Tree – Montessori By The Heart
  3. Giving Thanks: A Thanksgiving Crayon Resist Activity – Play Teach Repeat
  4. Make Your Own Simple Thankful Chain for Thanksgiving – Hands On As We Grow
  5. Thankful Tree for Thanksgiving Gratitude – Hands on As We Grow
  6. Turkey Toss of Thankfulness – I Can Teach My Child
  7. Thanksgiving Advent Calendar – Happy Home Fairy


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  • Brown construction paper or foam sheets
  • Red and orange construction paper
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Feathers


easy thanksgiving activities for toddlers and preschoolers

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