The Best Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, and more.


Are you looking for some additional activity ideas to include in your Thanksgiving theme unit or lesson plans?  From art and math activities to sensory table and book ideas, this list is sure to help you out.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Thanksgiving Art Ideas

Turkey time is also the perfect time to work with feathers.  Why not use them to create process art.  Check out all the different ways to paint with feathers.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Corn cob painting by Natural Beach Living

Fork painting turkey feathers by Happy Toddler Playtime

Corn cob rubbing art by Happy Littles

Thanksgiving Playdough Ideas

Make a fall-themed playdough tray with items like pumpkins, acorns, tree slices, twigs, etc.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Make a turkey playdough tray by adding feathers, googly eyes, and beads to a divided serving tray.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Pumpkin pie playdough by Life Over C’s

Fall playdough recipes by Nurture Store

Turkey Math Activities

This fun, hands-on turkey math activity can be used in several different ways.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Feed the turkey counting activity by Fun Learning for Kids

Add and fill turkey by Creative Family Fun

Thanksgiving Literacy Activities

Kids can practice letter formation with a salt tray.  Add a little cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the salt and your room will smell AMAZING. Instead of salt, you can also add corn to the salt tray.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Use this free printable Thanksgiving emergent reader to talk about gratitude with your kids.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Here are more books about gratitude that you can add to your class library or use at circle time.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Thanksgiving time is a great time to talk about families.  Use this free family theme printable to make a class book about for your kids.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Here is another list of great turkey books that will be perfect to use during November.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

You can also add a Thanksgiving twist to name activities when you use these turkey name puzzles.

turkey name puzzles

Thanksgiving Fine Motor Activities

Here is a craft that is also a great fine motor and counting activity.  Your kids will enjoy making these turkey feather necklaces.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Feather beading by Sugar Ants

Feather craft scissor practice by a Little Pinch of Perfect

Thanksgiving Theme Sensory Bin

Add silk leaves along with small pumpkins, acorns, or pinecones to a Thanksgiving theme sensory bin.

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Squares of tissue paper in fall colors are also a fun addition to a sensory table.  Additional fall, harvest, or Thanksgiving-themed sensory materials include

Check out this list of fun Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers. Your kids will love the hands-on learning activities, art ideas, book ideas, math, fine motor activities, sensory ideas, free printables, and more. Perfect for your Thanksgiving theme or turkey theme unit in #preschool and #prek classroom. #thanksgivingactivities #turkeytheme

Do you have some favorite Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers?  Please share them in the comments below.

Additional Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

The following hands-on turkey learning activities are in my store.  Click on the images below to check them out.

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turkey name puzzle for preschool

 

 

 

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