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.
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.
Thanksgiving Playdough Ideas
Make a fall-themed playdough tray with items like pumpkins, acorns, tree slices, twigs, etc.
Make a turkey playdough tray by adding feathers, googly eyes, and beads to a divided serving tray.
Turkey Math Activities
This fun, hands-on turkey math activity can be used in several different ways.
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.
Use this free printable Thanksgiving emergent reader to talk about gratitude with your kids.
Here are more books about gratitude that you can add to your class library or use at circle time.
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.
Here is another list of great turkey books that will be perfect to use during November.
You can also add a Thanksgiving twist to name activities when you use these 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.
Thanksgiving Theme Sensory Bin
Add silk leaves along with small pumpkins, acorns, or pinecones to a Thanksgiving theme sensory bin.
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
- cranberries in water
- feathers with craft noodles
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.