10 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids Plus Free Printables


Get in the spirit of Thanksgiving and keep the kids entertained and busy with these Thanksgiving activities. Celebrate Turkey Day with your little turkeys at home.

But first enjoy these free printables. Download them here.

Fork Painted Turkey Craft

Fork Painted Turkey Craft For Kids

Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt

When gathering together as a family to celebrate Thanksgiving, it's fun to give the kids something unique to do until it's time to eat! This free printable Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt gives them a fun way to engage with one another- without banning their phones!

Thanksgiving Apple Turkey

Thanksgiving Joke Teller

Thanksgiving is full of family & chaos. Print this free Thanksgiving joke teller to kids entertained while you serve dinner.

Feed the Turkey

FEED THE TURKEY: You've got to check out this easy toddler activity; easy Thanksgiving activity for toddlers; toddler thanksgiving activity; fine motor activity; quick and easy toddler activity from Busy Toddler

Autumn Leaf Rub Activity for Kids

Leaf rubs are one of my favorite autumn activity for three reasons. 1. You spend time outdoors enjoying the beautiful autumn season. The colors are beautiful and you start to notice all of the magnificent beauties of this earth. 2. You get to spend quality time with your children while also enjoying the outdoors.  3. This activity is fun for all ages!  I am in my late twenties and I still love doing this activity!  Young kids can go on a ‘leaf hunt’, and see how many leaves they can find.  ...

Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

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Corn Cob Painting

Fun Corn Cob Craft Painting for Kids, Thanksgiving Crafts, Thanksgiving Arts Crafts, Corn Cob Painting, Easy Fall Crafts for preschoolers, Farm Preschool Theme activities, Easy Thanksgiving Crafts Kids Love #Thanksgiving #Crafts #Fallcrafts

Color By Number

FREE Thanksgiving coloring worksheets to practice numbers, fine motor skills and color words. Fun preschool or kindergarten Thanksgiving activity where kids can color turkeys, pilgrims and a ship!

Thankful Tree

Check out ABQ Mom’s round-up of Thanksgiving recipes. Or, for more Thanksgiving activities, check out this post.

Originally published November 2020.

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Vanessa Bush
Vanessa loves her people and loves Albuquerque and has lots to say about both. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, Nate, and they have three kids (Micah, Corban, & Evangeline). Originally from Florida, she’s lived in Albuquerque since 2009 when she and her family relocated to start a new church. Even though she misses wearing flip-flops year-round, New Mexico has truly enchanted her, and the desert feels like home. When she is not chauffeuring children about town, Vanessa works as the Director of Strategy and part-owner of Truly Social Digital Marketing Agency, enjoys volunteering at church, loves watching college football, and drinks a little too much coffee. She is passionate about connecting women with each other, loving her people, and finding the good in her place. Follow her on Instagram @vanessamaebush.


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