Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

Thanksgiving day is here, and since it’s our favorite holiday season, we put together our favorite Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers! These Thanksgiving themed activities will help kids learn about this important day in a fun way: from a paper plate turkey wreath to Thanksgiving sensory bottle, we’ve got it all!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers and older kids, like a paper bag turkey, corn painting, and more. From different sources.
Enjoy these super fun Thanksgiving crafts and activities for your little ones!

Fun Easy Crafts and Thanksgiving Activities For Preschoolers

The month of November is that time of year when kids of all ages go all out with some great ideas, and for our littlest ones in preschooler or kindergarten, it might seem a bit difficult to include them in the celebration with the older kids. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Today we have 32 fun ideas for these little hands.

Our preschool Thanksgiving activities are the perfect way to have some fun learning in different ways. Plus, we made sure to include easy Thanksgiving crafts that you can do with simple supplies, like pom poms, coffee filters, and googly eyes.

Not only that, but our easy turkey crafts are a great way to help young children develop their fine motor skills, color recognition skills, and early literacy skills. So, are you ready for a good time? Let’s get started!

Image shows a paper plate turkey craft from Kids Activities Blog
Gobble, gobble!

1. Coffee Filter Turkey Craft

Let’s make a coffee filter turkey craft with a spin art paint technique that kids of all ages will love and makes a great preschool turkey craft.

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving themed coloring pages from Kids Activities Blog
These Thanksgiving free printables are so exciting!

2. Super Simple Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets Even Toddlers Can Color

We are excited to share these extremely easy Thanksgiving coloring sheets that were designed with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers in mind.

Image shows a Thanksgiving coloring page on top of a grey background with colored markers next to it
We love printable activities too!

3. Thanksgiving Printables for Kindergarten

These Thanksgiving Printables for Kindergarten coloring pages are waiting for your little one’s crayons! Download and print this pdf and watch your preschooler enjoy coloring!

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving coloring pages for preschoolers from Kids activities blog
Here are more free printables to entertain your little one for hours!

4. Festive Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids

These cute Thanksgiving coloring pages printable pdfs are perfect for the whole family to spend time together. Let’s color for Turkey day!

Image shows  a compilation of Thanksgiving coloring pages on top of a brown background and next to crayons. Idea from Kids Activties Blog
Young children will love these festive coloring pages.

5. Thanksgiving Printables for Preschoolers Coloring Pages

Grab your pilgrim hat, and your favorite Thanksgiving food like a slice of pumpkin pie, and enjoy these Thanksgiving printables for preschoolers coloring pages. They are perfect to do at the Thanksgiving dinner table!

Image shows a Thanksgiving gratitude tree from Kids activities bog
This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving ideas!

6. Make a Gratitude Tree for Kids – Learning to Be Thankful

We have a really lovely gratitude tree activity that is a great way to start conversations about our blessings in life and be grateful for everything that we have.

Image shows feather painting on a yellow page. From Early Learning Ideas
Feathers make for great craft ideas!

7. How To Paint With Feathers: 5 Fun & Easy Ideas

Why not try an art craft too? Kids really enjoy the sensory experience of working with feathers and the end result is always unique and interesting! From Early Learning Ideas.

Image shows a corn on the cob painting idea from Natural beach living
Doesn’t this look like so much fun?!

8. Corn on the Cob Craft Painting for Kids – Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

Corn on the Cob painting will give your children an experience with texture painting and it makes a perfect hands-on activity. From Natural Beach Living.

Image shows a play dough turkey craft made with homemade supplies. Idea from Early Learning Ideas
Make an original Turkey craft!

9. Everything You Need To Make An Easy Turkey Play Dough Activity

Let’s make a fun turkey theme play dough activity with really simple items that you probably already have, like craft sticks, pipe cleaners, and feathers. From Early Learning Ideas.

Image shows a Turkey thanksgiving math printable for preschoolers. Idea from Early Learning Ideas
Who said math couldn’t be fun?

10. Turkey Math: An Easy Thanksgiving Number Activity

Use this turkey math activity from Early Learning Ideas to work on number skills with your kids. It’s the best way to build number skills during this fun season.

Image shows a turkey craft made out of a brown paper bag. Idea from Fun Learning for Kids
Paper bags are always such a simple yet fun craft supply.

11. Feed the Turkey Counting Activity

This feed the turkey counting game is a fun, hands-on way to practice counting, and you only need 5 supplies to make it. From Fun Learning for Kids.

Image shows a turkey addition game made with construction paper and dice. Idea from creative family fun
Learning addition is so much fun when fun crafts are involved.

12. Thanksgiving Addition Game: Add & Fill Turkey

This Add and Fill Turkey game takes some prep time in the beginning, but it can be used over and over again. Perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners! From Creative Family Fun.

Image shows a thanksgiving card colored by a kid. Idea from Early Learning Ideas
What are you thankful for?

13. Do You Want A Free Thanksgiving Emergent Reader?

Thanksgiving season is a great time to talk about gratitude with children, and this Thanksgiving emergent reader is perfect for that. Easy to assemble and fun to color printable from Early Learning Ideas.

Image shows a Turkey craft made with feathers and colored paper. Idea from Fun Littles
Let’s learn the different shapes in a fun way.

14. Thanksgiving crafts for kids: Turkey Shapes Craft

This shape turkey craft from Fun Littles is the perfect way to learn about shapes while developing our little ones’ fine motor skills.

Image shows a turkey craft made with torn paper. Idea from Coffee cups and crayons
Kids of all ages will love this super fun Thanksgiving craft.

15. Thanksgiving Kids Craft: Torn Paper Turkeys

This craft is a great way to keep kids of all ages occupied and the result is a super adorable Thanksgiving keepsake! From Coffee Cups and Crayons.

Image shows a hands thanksgiving craft made with colored paper. Idea from Mama Smiles
Such a simple yet cute way to decorate our windows.

16. Thankful Hands Thanksgiving Craft

This thankful hands Thanksgiving craft is a simple way to get children thinking about what they are thankful for. All you need is a pencil, scissors, and colored paper. From Mama Smiles.

Image shows hands of a little kid playing with a sensory soup from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Sensory play is a great activity for young kids.

17. Thanksgiving Sensory Soup Water Play

This Thanksgiving sensory soup water activity is a fun way to incorporate pretend play and learning – and you’ll love how easy it is to set up. From Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Image shows a simple turkey craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Let’s make our own turkey craft!

18. Roll-A-Turkey Thanksgiving Activity

Need a quick activity for toddlers and preschoolers this Thanksgiving? Let’s roll a turkey! Idea from Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Image shows a Thanksgiving turkey craft made with colored paper. Idea from Toddler approved
Here’s a fun counting activity for the youngest ones in the family.

19. Number Turkey

To make this simple turkey counting activity, you just need colored cardstock, scissors, glue, googly eyes, dices, markers and contact paper! From Toddler Approved.

Image shows a kid playing a turkey thanksgiving game on a table. Idea from Days with Grey
You won’t believe how easy it is to set up this game.

20. Turkey Game for Preschool

This game takes approximately three minutes to set up, but guarantees hours of fun. It’s a great way to learn number recognition, too! From Days with Grey.

Image shows a turkey craft made with toilet paper roll and paint chips. Idea from Finding Zest
Here’s an original turkey craft!

21. Paint Chip Turkey Craft with Paper Roll for Thanksgiving

With simple crafting supplies that are versatile and free, like paint chips and paper rolls, your little one can make their own Thanksgiving turkey. From Finding Zest.

Image shows a Thanksgiving math activity made with paper and paint. Idea from Fantastic fun and learning
This is one of the best ways to practice math during Thanksgiving.

22. Turkey Feather Math Thanksgiving Activity

This Thanksgiving craft is a great way to learn the numbers in a hands-on activity, using only brown paper and jumbo colored craft sticks. From Fantastic Fun and Learning.

Image shows a corn craft with candies on top. Idea from Toddler Approved
A yummy craft!

23. M&Ms Corn Roll

This game involves counting and candy… so of course it will be a hit among our little ones! From Toddler Approved.

Image shows a turkey craft made with paper plate and painting. Idea from Red Ted Art
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a paper plate turkey craft!

24. Paper Plate Turkey Craft for Preschoolers

Nothing quite says Thanksgiving like an adorable turkey craft when working with young kids! Grab your paper plates and paint, and… happy crafting! From Red Ted Art.

Image show a turkey craft for counting fun. Idea from Coffee cups and crayons
Enjoy a counting fun activity.

25. Turkey Feather Ten Frames

Practice math and help enhance your little one’s fine motor skills with a turkey theme using these Turkey Ten Frame Feathers. From Coffee Cups and Crayons.

Image shows a clock shaped like a turkey face made out of paper. Idea from Creative Family Fun
Here’s a fun way to learn how to read a clock.

26. Telling Time with a Turkey Clock

A Turkey Clock is a fun Thanksgiving math activity that will help your kids learn how to tell time. From Creative Family Fun.

Image shows a turkey craft mae with buttons. Idea from Natural Beach Living
This DIY Turkey activity is so much fun.

27. Montessori Practical Life Button Turkey for Preschoolers

These button turkey crafts are a perfect fall activity, working on buttoning skills and fine motor skills. From Natural Beach Living.

Image shows a memory alphabet game with little pumpkins. Idea from Days with Grey
Now you have a valid reason to visit a pumpkin patch!

28. Memory Alphabet Game for Fall

Playing this memory game will reinforce the letters of the alphabet and have significant value for brain development. From Days with Grey.

Image shows a thanksgiving-themed sensory bin. Idea from Happy toddler play time
A sensory bin that is Thanksgiving-themed.

29. Thanksgiving Dinner Sensory Bin

This sensory bin activity is a great way to prepare your toddler and preschoolers for all the excitement and food to come! From Happy Toddler Playtime.

Image shows a fall leaf sensory bin. Idea from Little pine learners
Check out this sensory writing tray!

30. Fall Leaf Sensory Writing Tray

Children will love cutting, tearing and crumbling a rainbow of leaves for this sensory writing tray activity! From Little Pine Learners.

Image shows a turkey sensory bottle. Idea from Kids craft room
This sensory bottle will keep your little one happy for hours.

31. Thanksgiving Turkey Sensory Bottles

This Thanksgiving Turkey Discovery Bottle is a lovely calming sensory play idea for kids of all ages. From Kids Craft Room.

Image shows a harvest sensory bin with a truck toy and toy animals. Idea from Fireflies and mudpie
Use a bunch of corn kernels for this fun sensory bin!

32. Harvest Sensory Bin

This Harvest Sensory Bin is a simple and fun farm-themed sensory activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and older kids. From Fireflies and Mudpies.

Want more fun Thanksgiving activities for the whole family? We’ve got them!

What was your favorite Thanksgiving activity for preschoolers?

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