Looking for a cute craft project for Thanksgiving? Look no further than this tissue box turkey! Not only is it fun to create, but it makes a great holiday centerpiece.
Perfect for kids in elementary school, this fun teepee place card craft will help your child get in the Thanksgiving mood and provide fine motor practice too!
What could be more in the Thanksgiving spirit than a celebration of the turkey? Let the little ones partake in the turkey fun, without having to do any of the carving.
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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Thanksgiving Activities and Printables
Your child can say thanks by surprising a friend, a teacher or a grandparent with this paper plate turkey which doubles as a festive wall hanging and special photo display.
The passage of time is an abstract concept that's sometimes very difficult for young minds to grasp. But waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven every Thanksgiving is a ...
These sweet cupcakes look like turkeys but taste like dessert. Turkey cupcakes are easy to make and look like the real thing, making dinner a festive occasion.
Help your child give a heartfelt "thank you" to your family's chef this Thanksgiving with this "handy" painted apron.
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Thanksgiving Coloring Pages & Worksheets
Spruce up the house this Thanksgiving with a special banner, handmade and colored by your little artist.
Color in a picture of The Mayflower, the ship that carried some of the first people to come to America.
Challenge your kid to search for and find the hidden Thanksgiving-themed words in this fun word search!
The Thanksgiving holiday brings turkey, stuffing, family...and subtraction? Here's a great way to sneak in some math over Thanksgiving weekend.
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Need a little brush-up on your knowledge of Thanksgiving history? Here's a review of the major historical points that your child might ask, plus tips to help your child ...
We all know the story of Thanksgiving. But how much of this story is actual history and how much of this is romanticized mythology? Find out!
Are you tired of the annual parade of pilgrim costumes and paper turkeys? Try incorporating a few of the following activities to help your kids get into the holiday spirit!
Many of us still know very little about the people who first settled and still live in our communities. There were many different tribes of Native Americans, each with unique ...
How to Make the Most of Thanksgiving
Prioritize: think about what kind of a holiday you want to have, and organize your to-do list with that goal firmly in mind.
When kindergarteners help out in the kitchen, they're learning math, science, and reading. But they're also learning social skills, by working together to make the meal, ...
Teach your kids to take small portions until everyone has been served, and remind them that they can always have seconds.
Holiday meals make for great math skills practice: help your child count how many apples are in the basket or how many chairs are at the table.
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Book Picks to be Thankful for
If your child likes the classic rhyming song, “I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” then she’ll delight in this playful Thanksgiving version — featuring a family visitor with a supernatural appetite! Hilarious watercolor illustrations accompany this zany tale, which is sure to become a Thanksgiving classic. For ages 4 to 8.
This illustrated history of the American Indians takes a comprehensive and fascinating look at the cultures and people who inhabited North America before, and after, it was settled by the Europeans, including historical narratives, first person accounts, maps, timelines and rare photographs. This book, written for ages 9 to 12, makes for a well-rounded Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving gives teens a chance to reflect upon the relationship between America’s Native people and her European settlers. This novel, which takes place during the final years of the Black Mountain Apache tribe, provides a window through which teens can access this difficult history. Told through the voice of a young Apache woman who chose the path of a warrior, this story is an important and gripping read.