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40+ Thanksgiving Actions for College Aged Youngsters

November 9, 2023
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A collection of fun and easy Thanksgiving Activities your child can do as you prepare for a special turkey day. Activities featuring Gratitude, Turkeys, Pilgrims and Native Americans that incorporate educational activities for Thanksgiving.

The ultimate list of Thanksgiving projects for elementary students!

Family celebrating Thanksgiving with thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Elementary school ages

There’s something very special about taking the time to make a few turkey crafts with your kids for Thanksgiving.

No matter what your child’s age is it’s fun to treasure those special growing handprints and share moments of gratitude together. Our magnetic thankful tree is a great place to start!   

We’ve gathered 40 Thanksgiving Ideas from some of our favorite kids Bloggers just in time for you to do a few with your child before Thanksgiving.
They include fun ideas for Writing, Gifts, Printables, Crafts, Math, Books, Cooking, Gratitude Projects and more! 

One of our Thanksgiving favorites is our collection of Turkey Learning Games and Activities. Start off your month of gratitude with this Turkey Gift Idea inspired by your child’s turkey artwork.

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

40+ Thanksgiving Activities for School Ages at home or school

Thanksgiving Activities for School Ages 

  • 10 Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving from Let’s Lasso the Moon 
  • Black Glue Turkey Art Project by I Heart Crafty Things
  • Egg Carton Turkey from School Time Snippets 
  • Felt Board Turkey Feather Matching from Teach Beside Me
  • Free Turkey Printables and Montessori Themed Activities from Living Montessori Now 
  • Fruit Turkey Snack from JDaniel4’s Mom 
  • Gratitude Banner with Leaves from To Be a Kid Again
  • Gratitude Tree  from Kids Activities Blog 
  • Gratitude Turkey Gift Idea from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Gratitude Turkey with Thankful Feathers from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Gratitude Activities to Do with Kids from Buggy and Buddy
  • Great Thanksgiving Books from KC Edventures 
  • Handmade Turkey Puzzle from KC Edventures 
  • Helping Kids Show Their Gratitude from Kids Activities Blog 
  • I Am Thankful for you Book from The Stay at Home Mom Survival Guide 
  • Indian Corn from School Time Snippets
  • Kids Cornucopia Snack from B-Inspired Mama 
  • Making Turkey T-shirts with Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Mason Jar Turkey Craft by Premeditated Leftovers
  • Multicultural Thanksgiving Books from What Do We Do All Day 
  • November Playful Learning Checklist from Playdough to Playto

magnetic Thankful Tree a photo project for beginning readers this Thanksgiving

Gratitude Turkey Art Project for a Handmade Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Teaching Gratitude at Home with Kids

  • November Printables from Trilliem Montessori 
  • November Table Topics from Growing Book by Book 
  • November Writing Prompts from This Reading Mama
  • Popcorn Thank You Turkeys from Toddler Approved 
  • Printable Thankful Journal School Time Snippets 
  • Simple Gratitude Tree from Mama Smiles 
  • Standing Fruit Turkey Snack from Coffee Cups and Crayons 
  • Stuff the Turkey Game from Kid Friendly Things to Do
  • Teaching Gratitude at Home with Kids from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Thankful Tree from Makeovers and Motherhood 
  • Thankful Turkey Craft with Printable from Kids Activities Blog 
  • Thankgiving Thankful Cards with Stamps from Melissa and Doug 
  • Thanksgiving Books for Kids from Ready Set Read 

Acts of Kindness Activities for Kids. Simple ways to teach gratitude at home with your child.

DIY Sight Word Turkey Game for Thanksgiving with Kids

Thanksgiving Activity Ideas for Kids

  • Thanksgiving Chapter Books from What Do We Do All Day 
  • Thanksgiving Do a Dot Printables from Gift of Curiosity
  • Thanksgiving Emergent Readers from The Measured Mom
  • Thanksgiving Printables for Same or Different from 3 Boys and a Dog 
  • Thanksgiving Thankful Boxes from Enchanted  Homeschooling Mom 
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Craft with Template by A Little Pinch of Perfect
  • The Grateful Turkey Project from Melissa and Doug 
  • The Littlest Pilgrim Recipe and Writing Prompt from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Toilet Paper Roll Thanksgiving Crafts from Crystal and Co.
  • Turkey Handprints from The Educators’ Spin On It 
  • Turkey in Disguise Printable from
  • Turkey Math from No Time for Flash Cards 
  • Turkey Themed Fluffy Slime from Little Bins for Little Hands
  • Turkey Thanksgiving Slime Recipe from Little Bins for Little Hands
  • Turkey Word Families from Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas 

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Thanksgiving Activities for Elementary School Ages

There are so many fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with your child. You could even offer to do on of these projects with your child’s class.

Thanksgiving Book List for Kids

To go along with these adorable Thanksgiving activities we put together the Ultimate Thanksgiving Book List for you to enjoy some special stories during this season of gratitude with your child.

Family with kids eating Thanksgiving dinner. Roasted turkey and pumpkin pie on dining table with autumn decoration. Parents and children festive meal. Father and mother cutting meat. Paper turkey crafts hat.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving Activity to do with your child?


40+ Thanksgiving Activities for School Ages. Fun and Easy Activities featuring Turkeys, Pilgrims, Native Americans and Gratitude projects for a special turkey day with your child. #thanksgiving #kids

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