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Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and Holiday Gift Suggestions

Updated on October 25, 2016
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Ms. Inglish offers 25+ years successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

Free Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving

Here are several coloring pages that will pop up as you cursor over them.

In elementary school at Thanksgiving time, we made turkeys in the first and second grades with a potato, toothpicks for legs, and for the tail, wings, and head - cutouts from colored papers.

It was n the first grade classroom, that I learned what a rotten potato smelled like! We had left the potato turkeys over the long Thanksgiving weekend and they did not smell pretty when we returned. Whew! They were fun to make, though. (Now I would worry about wasting a potato.)

The vegetables below make fun coloring objects and can help teach younger children about nutrition. All ages can enjoy the animated characters of onion, potato and carrot. They are all likely to appear on the dining room table for dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Since potatoes and opinions come in so many colors, children can experiment with their own ideas as they color.

Vegetables can be fun to color.

Squirrels like vegetables, too!
Squirrels like vegetables, too!
Tom or Thomasina Turkey
Tom or Thomasina Turkey
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Gift Giving Seasons

When Christmas and Kwanzaa rush onto your calendar just around the corner from Thanksgiving, they, along with other Fall and Winter Holidays, can be stressful and challenging. You may feel pressed to purchase the "right": gifts for adults and children in your life.

While it is admirable to abstain from inordinate consumerism, the following toy suggestions make useful as well as entertaining gifts for children.

You might be interested in the Classic Toy Museum.

Do you remember any of these? --

Ohio Art Company - Made in America

  • Colorforms - This set of colorful two-dimensional plastic cling items to use for making outdoor or indoor scenes, cartoons, and doll outfits has been a favorite of many children for a long time. While convalescing from pneumonia as a child in the hospital, the staff gave me a large set of Colorforms and a board on which to place them (they clung instantly, but came off easily). The artistic toy helped me forget that I was feeling sick and it was a big surprise for me that I was allowed to take it home when I was released.
  • Viewmaster
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Tinker Toys
  • Ant Farms
  • Wooly Willy
  • Wheel-Lo

How about Magna Doodle and Etch-a-Sketch?™

That company is still around and operating n Ohio. Ohio Art opened in 1908. Today, they also make lithographic parts for large corporations like Disney, Starbucks, Altoids and Coca-Cola. See the links below for retro toys from Ohio Art.

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The Old Time Candy Company

Candy from the early 20th century is also still dsitributed in Ohio at the Old Time Candy Company.

This corporation puts together gift packs for gift giving as well as individual orders. It's fun just to look at their online catalogue. I've never seen some of these candies before, but my parents, grandparents, and great grandparents surely enjoyed some of them.

They even have FIZZIES!

Old Time Candy Company

  • Website:
  • Street Address: 350 Commerce Drive East; LaGrange, OH 44050
  • Fun phone Number: 1-866-WAX-LIPS (866-929-5477)

Old Tyme Candy Company

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350 Commerce Dr E, LaGrange, OH 44050, USA
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Thanksgiving Decor of Natural Materials

During October in Canada and November in USA, we speak of Indian Corn, the number of different varieties of corn grown when the white settler met the Native North Americans for the first time. Ears with many colors on the same cob are often wired together and hung on the front door of the home as a welcome during the Thanksgiving Season.

Add Some Color to this Indian Corn!


© 2007 Patty Inglish


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 21 months ago from North America

      It does! More and more adults are admitting they like to color, too. It's fun.

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      alexis 21 months ago

      coloring rocks

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      Ha ha!

      When kids ask me how old I am I say 200! When they look at me funny and say that I cannot be that old, I say, "Well, closer than YOU!" Try it with a child sometime!

      I love coloring too.

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      Earth Angel 9 years ago

      Ahhhhh Patty!! What a glorious Hub!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! In my next life I am coming back with your Internet skill, words of wisdom, creativity and imagination!! I am giddy like a child!! I had no idea so much existed out there in Neverland!! You are a jewel and an inspiration!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!