30+ Thanksgiving Activities Toddlers Will LOVE

I adore these 30+ Thanksgiving activities for toddlers!

Even though Thanksgiving is packed in the part of the season when decorating and shopping is on my mind, there seems to be downtime around this holiday that is open for having a little family fun. Here’s several kids Thanksgiving ideas I’ve rounded up to help you get creating and making memories with your toddler.

30+ thanksgiving activities for toddlers-turkey made of leaves and a black cup, paper turkey, muffin wrapper turkey, turkey made with beads, pumpkin pie playdough, and a pine cone turkey made from pipe cleaners.

All of these turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving and keep your little one busy.

30+ Thanksgiving Activities Toddlers LOVE

These turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving. The best part is, some of these would make preschool Thanksgiving crafts as well as Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids.

Thanksgiving Activities For Toddlers

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

These simple shapes are great for toddler crayon skills.  The bonus is that they double as Thanksgiving placemats. via Kids Activities Blog

Play Pumpkin Pie 

This preciously adorable felt faux food is seasonally perfect.  Little hands will enjoy playing with their food while we will all be glad it is mess-free. via Mama Smiles

Thanksgiving Tree 

This is a family activity that can include everyone…including the little ones.  It is always a good thing to start the conversation of gratefulness. via Kids Activities Blog

Torn Paper Turkey Craft 

Oh how I giggle when everything you need for a craft is in the craft drawer.  This is one of those simple things you can pull out and do within the next 3 minutes. via Coffee Cups and Crayons

preschool thanksgiving crafts that include a black paper cup turkey with orange leave tail, a bottle cap turkey made of red, orange, yellow construction paper and googly eyes. A fat paper turkey with googly eyes with beaded tail feathers, a pilgrim paper plate boat, and pumpkin pie playdough.
I can’t decide which of these thanksgiving projects for toddlers I like best between the playdoh pumpkin pie or paper cup turkey.

Thanksgiving Crafts For Toddlers

Thanksgiving Headband 

Inspired by the Native Americans who made the first Thanksgiving possible. via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Game

This simple game will have all the kids running with a grateful heart.  It can be modified for any level of play. via Kids Activities Blog

Cookie Cutter Stencil Tree 

Using the cookie cutters in a kitchen drawer, your toddler can create art. via Kids Activities Blog

Fall Family Outings

Lots of ideas to get the entire family outside to enjoy autumn and the Thanksgiving air. via Kids Activities Blog

Thankful Hands

This simple craft involves hand tracing and a thankful spirit. This makes one of the best Thanksgiving projects for kids I think. It’s important to remember to be thankful. via Mama Smiles

Handprint Feathered Turkey

A fun, easy preschool craft that includes colorful construction paper and googly eyes! via My Cup Overflows

Coffee Filter Turkey

Using a salad spinner and some paint, this craft is sure to be a toddler hit! via Kids Activities Blog

Bottle Cap Turkey Magnets

Go small. Make fridge magnets with bottle caps. This would also make a great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. via Crafty Morning

thanksgiving activities for preschoolers with a brown paper turkey with beaded tail feathers, a turkey made out of hands cut out from construction paper, 3d paper pumpkin decor, and a tree with paper leaves.
That 3D paper pumpkin is one of the cutest Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Decorate a Turkey

I love how this simple activity can be made age-appropriate based on the materials you provide for turkey dressing (up). via Blog Me Mom

Native American Dolls

 These simple play people are up cycled toilet paper rolls and can be personalized to a toddler’s specifications. via Crafty Moms Share

Handprint Ship

Thanksgiving activities for toddlers with a turkey using hand cut outs from construction paper, a thankful tree with paper leaves, and a stuffed pumpkin pie made from felt.
That construction paper turkey is one of our many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids since it involves using scissors.

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Kids

Paper Plate Pilgrim Ship

A toddler’s handprint is transformed into a pilgrim ship with a bit of paint and construction paper shapes.  It is something they will love to do and then send as a card. via Kids Activities Blog

Paper Plate Pumpkin

This site has several easy preschool crafts. Plus, it requires very little to make. A paper plate, tissue paper, and a glue stick. This is also one of many Thanksgiving crafts for 3 year olds that wouldn’t require a lot of help. via She Knows

Pasta Turkeys

This silly sensory play is sure to be a hit with kids that adore their time to be filled with a tad of messy. via 123 Homeschool 4 Me

DIY Art Placemats

Get the entire family involved in creating custom placemats from their art for Thanksgiving dinner! via Kids Activities Blog

We are Thankful Display

Toddlers can get involved in the family thankfulness display. via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Projects For Kids

Colorful Turkey Suncatcher

Transform a little tissue paper into a bright and happy turkey to hang in the window.  This post has a free printable so your turkey will resemble a turkey too! via Learn Create Love

Thankful Heart Tree

Another family thankful tree that makes a sweet holiday tradition. via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

This table centerpiece is easy enough that a toddler can be involved in the process. via Kids Activities Blog

Simple Thanksgiving Coloring Page

This simple design is perfect for baby’s first coloring page. via Kids Activities Blog

Geometric Turkey

With some shapes that require little adult skill to create, a toddler can assemble their own colorful turkey and decorate. via Blog Me Mom

Felt Turkey Assembly

 If you are looking for a quiet activity, this is the perfect fit. Felt cut into simple shapes that toddlers can make a turkey…or something else. via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas

Handprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition is always lots of fun. via Mama Smiles

Footprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition has a twist! This is a great way to make thanksgiving art for toddlers. Plus, this is one of our super cute Thanksgiving crafts for infants as well. via Kids Activities Blog

Paper Plate Boat

Build a ship out of paper plates. If you are brave, grab some paint too. Adding paint to this project would also make this one of the many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. via Kids Activities Blog

November Coloring Pages

This set of three free printable coloring pages can be used with crayons, paint or whatever a toddler thinks up! via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

 A list of books that will get your family in the Thanksgiving spirit. via Kids Activities Blog

More Thanksgiving Fun

Also check out these 25+ Thanksgiving Activities for 3 Year Olds. So many Thanksgiving activities to do with your kids!


  1. Thanks so much for including our fine motor turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. I ADORE that!!! Thanks so much for letting us feature it.

  3. Can you tell me where I can find directions for the felt pumpkin pie? Thanks!

  4. It is linked above in the Play Pumpkin Pie – 2nd link in the article. She has a link to the directions.

  5. These activities are so fun! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Great activities! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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