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November 11th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Fun Thanksgiving Activities


Thanksgiving is a great time to do some fun crafts and activities. These ideas make nice gifts to bring to family and friends on Thanksgiving, or to have the kids do at the Thanksgiving table.

One year we made a turkey centerpiece. We filled a brown lunch bag with popcorn and stapled it shut. We then used colored construction paper to make feathers and the turkey’s head. The kids could later cut open a slit in the bag to eat the popcorn as a snack.

Lego Turkey

Paint Chip Turkey

Handprint Turkey Hat

Leaf Turkey Craft

Mayflower Craft

Handprint Turkey

Candy Corn Turkey

Paper Bag Turkey

I am Thankful Pumpkin

Paper Plate Turkey

Tissue Paper Turkey

Fun Activities for the Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving Word Search

Turkey Color & Number Patterns

Thanksgiving Mad-libs

Thanksgiving Bookmarks

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving Conversation Cards

Thanksgiving Placemat & Activity Sheet

A Thinking Turkey Game

Thanksgiving Sudoku

Thanksgiving Jokes

Interview Questions for Grandparents

Max & Ruby Placecards & Table Labels


More Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Free Printable Activity Pages


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November 19th, 2012 at 5:00 am

Kids Table at Thanksgiving

Do you have two separate tables on Thanksgiving, one for the kids and one for the adults? I wanted to share few ideas to make the Thanksgiving kid’stable the most coveted seat in the house.

It’s hard to be patient and to wait for all the yummy food to come to the Thanksgiving table. Use this paper bag turkey to decorate the center of the table, plus let the kids rip into it to eat the popcorn as a snack. Another great decoration would be this Teepee. How much fun to sit at the kid’s table with great things like this!

Occupy the kids time with a placemat to color, a pilgrim hat to hold crayons, or have the kids cover all the different decorations. Older kids have different options that can include a Turkey Color-by-Letter sheet, an activity sheet, something to write what they are thankful for or a Thanksgiving Crossword.  Use this free Fall Kit Printable to decorate the whole Thanksgiving table and room You can also include fun snacks like Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow, Scarecrow Crunch, or a fun M&M Cornucopia. These fun treats would make a great gift to bring to the hostess of your Thanksgiving meal, or if you are the hostess then send it home with each of your guest.

One of our favorite activites is to go around the Thanksgiving table and each person says what they are thankful for. If you want to do something different then use these great conversation starter printables here or here.

From my family to yours I hope you have an extraordinary Thanksgiving, filled with bountiful blessings!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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November 16th, 2012 at 9:46 am

Making Thanksgiving Decorations

Turkey Day, Turkey Day, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, Turkey Day!!!

I wanted to share with you some fun activities that we did to make Thanksgiving a little more fun. Our first activity is a pumpkin that we made into a turkey. Using skewers, we threaded marshmallows, small peanut butter cups, and cheerios. We then poked them into the back of the pumpkin to make “feathers”. We just used what we already had in the house, but you could also use colored candies or even fresh fruit. We used an apple for the head and made a face out of candies we had leftover from Halloween. I’ve seen this more traditionally made using toothpicks and an apple for the body, but we had a pumpkin we needed to use up.

It was a fun activity that the boys had a blast making. This would make a great centerpiece for the kids’ table on Thanksgiving day!

The other craft we made involved a turkey body and hand feathers. You can either cut a turkey body out of brown construction paper or use one from a printout. Then trace your child’s hand on two pieces of colored paper and cut out. Attach in the back and write things they are thankful for. Easy and fun – What Grandma or Grandpa wouldn’t love to receive one of these in the mail?

Make Turkey Day more fun by completing a fun craft!

Kim Ross also writes at  A Little Bit of This and That ~ The Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom.

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