Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

November 24, 2021

Check out these fun Thanksgiving activities for kids to help them creatively express gratitude!

After stuffing our faces full of turkey, indulging in pumpkin pie, and watching football games back to back, Thanksgiving is the holiday to pause and think about all the things we’re grateful for. Take a look at these fun and easy Thanksgiving activities for kids to help them express what they’re thankful for this year!

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Gratitude Wall

Have everyone write what they’re grateful for on a chalkboard, whiteboard, or sticky notes. When you’re done, take a step back to see the bigger picture of how many things there are to be thankful for!

Photo by Mama Miss

Thanksgiving Coloring Page

This fun color-by-number turkey from Mama Miss will help keep the kids hands busy while you’re cooking away in the kitchen! Entertain them with this cute craft that asks them to write down what they’re thankful for once they’ve finished coloring in their turkey that you can keep for a holiday memory.

Photo by Blissful Kids

Gratitude Garden

Create a colorful garden full of paper flowers with each petal representing what the kids are thankful for. You can even continue growing the garden after Thanksgiving to help remind them about gratitude throughout the year.

Photo by FamilyHoliday

Thank You Cards

Make the activity more personal by having the kids write thank you cards to individuals in their life to help highlight how much each person means to them. Let them think about specific reasons why they’re thankful for mom, dad, siblings, grandparents, friends, or even teachers!

Photo by Crafts by Amanda

Handprint Turkey

Keep the tradition alive with the classic Thanksgiving activity of creating a handprint turkey! You can dip the kids hands in paint or cut out a tracing from colorful construction paper. Take it an extra step and ask them to write something to be grateful for on each feather of the turkey. This is also a great holiday keepsake for memories of the little ones!

However you choose to keep the kids busy this Thanksgiving, just remember to take the time to remember all we have to be grateful for this year!

Happy Thanksgiving from Fairfax Cryobank!

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