50+ Easy Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers

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Updated 2021: 50+ Thanksgiving activities for toddlers, preschoolers and kids. Thanksgiving activity planning made easy! Here you will find fun and easy ideas for your kids to do during Thanksgiving that are simple and creative! Firstly, you’ll find completely doable ideas that will get your kids into the Thanksgiving spirit! Secondly, you’ll find creative ways to learn and play with all things turkey!

Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving for Kids

When you think ‘Thanksgiving Dinner’, isn’t the first image that comes to mind a large juice roasted turkey? One displayed on a beautiful harvest decorated table surrounded by stuffing, veggies and potatoes done several different ways! All the fixings make Thanksgiving dinner a special among all the holidays. But it’s the turkey that is the real superstar!

Thanksgiving Activities

Preparing that wonderful dinner takes time and effort! Consequently, little ones are left out of the prep work while mom and dad are busy in the kitchen. But I have a solution! Here are 50+ fun and easy activities you can do with them or set up for them while you prep! For instance, Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin – one of my favorites to set up this time of year

Moreover these activities use items you already have at home. Therefore no need to run out and purchase a whole bunch of supplies! For example, if you save toilet paper rolls you will definitely use those here.

Thanksgiving Activities

This fantastic resource is even better than Pinterest or Instagram! Why? The reason is simple. Here you have all the Thanksgiving ideas you will need this season in one place.

Find tons of wonderful, creative and easy ideas, in addition, your toddler or preschooler will also learn something and practice key learning skills. Above all, they will actually love and enjoy all these activities.

Thanksgiving Activities

I organized this list of Thanksgiving activities 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:

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. Turkey Dinner Rescue Sensory Bin – Happy Toddler Playtime
  2. Spice Painted Sensory Turkey Craft – Happy Toddler Playtime
  3. Turkey Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands
  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

Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities for Kids

  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

Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon.

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Boring afternoons are made exciting with awesome animal-based bins, for example Salty Shark Bay or Yarn Farm. Pretend play bins like Birthday Cake Sensory Play or Bubble Tea Party encourage creativity and imagination. Moreover your kids will have so much fun they won’t even know they’re getting smarter with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for instance Sink or Float Soup, Magnetic Letter Hunt or Ice Cream Scoop and Count.


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