Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving activities are great for kids celebrating the holiday's history! There are several Thanksgiving activities and crafts that help children learn about how the pilgrims and Native Americans lived, ate, and played. Kids can also browse through these Thanksgiving activities to find simple recipes that they can make that use ingredients that would have been found at the first Thanksgiving!

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Transform that big batch of stuffing into a new dish to add some zest to your dinner with this leftover stuffing recipe.
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Make corn kernel necklaces this fall and help build your child's hand-eye coordination along with her fine motor skills.
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Celebrate fall by stuffing some healthy sweet potatoes for a dinner side dish. Your child can learn more about cooking as well as expand his flavor palette.
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It's food. It's Thanksgiving tradition. And guess what: Cranberry Sauce is also science! Try our simple recipe/experiment.
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Get ready for Thanksgiving by explaining the importance of the harvest. This craft is a great way for her to show thanks for all that delicious food!
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Make corn husk dolls similar to the ones Pilgrims made in the 17th century. Corn Husk Dolls are fun to make and play with, especially on Thanksgiving.
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What are you the most thankful for? Challenge your kid to think about all the reasons he has to be thankful and make a turkey featuring one particular thing.
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Say thanks this Thanksgiving by surprising a friend, a teacher or a grandparent with this paper plate turkey which doubles as a festive wall hanging.
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Your preschooler or kindergartener will learn about Thanksgiving and the symbolic Fall cornucopia with this festive homemade decoration activity!
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Create an adorable, non-edible turkey decked out with colorful bursts of tissue paper that pop off the page.
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Help your child celebrate your family's Thanksgiving cook with this first grade arts and crafts activity: make a "handy" painted apron!
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Learning to count can be pretty tough. Have your child play this game with you or a friend and watch her quickly become a master counter.
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This family project is a fun way to teach your child about her heritage and practice her geography.
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This Thanksgiving table runner craft isn't just fun and festive, it also helps your child build muscles for hand strength, fine motor skills, and handwriting.
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Time is an abstract concept that's difficult to grasp. But waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven on Thanksgiving is a concretely yummy experience.
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Show your child how to make an adorable Pilgrim bonnet or hat. This is a great arts and crafts activity to do with your child this Thanksgiving.
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This fun and easy project is the perfect way to help your first grader remember who's who, practice her handwriting, and help decorate for Thanksgiving.
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Pilgrim hat cookies are tasty Thanksgiving treats. Make marshmallow pilgrim hat cookies with your child to celebrate the Thanksgiving season.
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Take a stab at 18th century American cooking with your kids by following this tasty recipe from the first colonial cookbook.
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The alphabet is a big learning milestone for most kids. Help your child learn alphabetical order by making a food list in this fun Thanksgiving activity.

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