Thanksgiving is so soon! You’ve probably thought of all of the dinner details, but what do you have planned to entertain the kids while the turkey is cooking? Today I’m sharing free printable Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids busy (and out of your hair) while you are busy in the kitchen!
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
This year for Thanksgiving, I was put in charge of coming up with some fun Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids occupied while the turkey is cooking and the adults are busy in the kitchen. It can be hard for kids to wait for the turkey, potatoes and stuffing so hopefully these free printable Thanksgiving activities will help keep them entertained.
I know my boys are excited for their turkey dinner, especially the turkey!
Free Printable Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
1. What’s for Thanksgiving Dinner?
With this fun printable, kids can draw their own Thanksgiving dinner and what they think Thanksgiving dinner will look like or should look like. They can have fun making up their own food, or drawing the traditional Thanksgiving foods.
Free Download: What’s for Thanksgiving Dinner
2. Thanksgiving Letters
Kids and adults will have fun with this as they see how many words they can find using the letters in THANKSGIVING.
Free Download: Thanksgiving letters
3. What Are You Thankful For?
Everyone should take the time to write a list of things they are thankful for. This list is a fun way for kids to think of things they are thankful for that start with the letters found in THANKSGIVING.
Free Download: What Are You Thankful For?
4. Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Free Download: Happy Thanksgiving coloring page
Free Download: Turkey Day Coloring Page
And since the family will be together, plan to relax after dinner and play some games! My favorite family party game is Charades and our Thanksgiving Charades game is so fun! You’ll love watching grandpa act out stuffing a turkey!
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?
And if you are looking for some fun Thanksgiving crafts, make sure to check out:
Crafts and Activities that Teach Gratitude
Alicia Waldon says
Thank you, these are great ideas. We will be doing several of these activities!
My kids have largely outgrown these activities (sad face), but I still insist on playing Turkey Feathers! https://www.theidearoom.net/thanksgiving-gameturkey-feathers/
I add a step to the game where they have to write something they are thankful for on each clothespin. (I use the clothes pins to close bags in the kitchen with until they get lost, so they are a reminder to give thanks all year! I get a new set for this Thanksgiving game).
How fun! We’ll have to try this.