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Thanksgiving Fun for Kids Including Coloring Pages and Games

Updated on October 11, 2014

Thanksgiving for Kids

Thanksgiving fun for children including crafts, free printable coloring pages, games, puzzles, word searches, activities and more. Kids can sing along to Turkey in the Straw and even play some games to the music.

There's plenty to keep children busy here while awaiting their big feast whether it's only a single children or a large group of kids. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and I hope the kids enjoy this.

Image by anjanettew at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Thanksgiving Games

Small Pumpkins
Small Pumpkins

Games are a great way to add to a Thanksgiving celebration. Hide the Turkey is fun for younger kids. Take a small stuffed turkey animal and hide it, then let kids try to find it. This game is good for the classroom or at home.

Another idea is a pumpkin rolling contest. Using small pumpkins and sticks, kids can race to get their pumpkins from the start to the finish line. The first one over the finish line wins.

Have a cornucopia? If so, you can fill it with several objects, allow kids to look at it for 15 seconds, then remove it. Children must try to name as many objects as they can remember. The child who remembers the most wins.

If by chance you prefer more board type games, I have some suggestions below for you. In addition, I've also included some online games as well.

Image by Loti L. Stalteri at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.


Jingo Thanksgiving
Jingo Thanksgiving

This is similar to Bingo. In addition, it has lots of interesting trivia, so it's a learning game as well.


Pin the Hat on the Turkey Game

Pin The Hat On The Turkey Game
Pin The Hat On The Turkey Game

This is similar to Pin the the Tail on the Donkey. Included are 12 numbered pilgrim hats and a blindfold.


Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving Coloring Page
Thanksgiving Coloring Page

Coloring is always a fun activity for kids. Please enjoy these free coloring sheets for Turkey Day. Just click on an image that you like and you will be redirected to the original page which you can print out. Got those crayons ready?

An alternative for the turkey is to use it to make a list of what you're grateful for. You could give one to each child and then after filling them out, read them aloud.

These are all courtesy of WP Clipart.

Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page
Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page
Cornucopia Coloring
Cornucopia Coloring

Thanksgiving Crafts

Colorful Turkey
Colorful Turkey

If you like the headpiece in the introduction picture, it's quite easy to make. First, take a strip of white construction paper and wrap it around the child's head to determine how long it needs to be.

Next, cut out turkey feathers in fall colors. I suggest yellow, orange, green, red and brown. Glue them on to the head piece and wait for them to dry. Once dry, glue the ends of the head piece together and your finished! I suggest glue over stapling as staples can sometimes get caught in the hair.

How about a bookmark? If you like the colorful turkey above, click the image and you can print it out for free. The, grab some construction and whatever other decorating tools you like and kids can make their own Turkey Day bookmarks.

I have some addition craft ideas below.

Image courtesy of WPClipart.

Thanksgiving Craft Kits

12 Thanksgiving Foamie Turkey Pins Group Project Kit - Fun for Kids & Scouts
12 Thanksgiving Foamie Turkey Pins Group Project Kit - Fun for Kids & Scouts

This kit comes with everything you need, (except the glue,) to make 12 adorable turkey pins.


Turkey in the Straw

Here's a fun song for kids to sing along to.

Get kids on their feet with this fun tune. They can sing and dance to it or use it to play a game like Hot Potato or Musical Chairs.

Turkey Day Puzzles and Word Searches

Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces
Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

Kids can exercise their brains while having fun on the computer. Below I have some Thanksgiving online jigsaw puzzles and as well as some word searches.

These should keep children busy for awhile.

Puzzle image by Electric-Eye at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving activity?

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    • Tasha North profile image

      Tasha North 4 years ago

      I like the colored turkey, it will keep the kids busy with hours to finish it,which is great,thanks

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      Preparing a turkey.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Scraps2treasures: Glad to know you like it.

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @sousababy: It does sound like fun.

    • Scraps2treasures profile image

      Scraps2treasures 4 years ago

      What a great collection of activities! I love the Thankful tree idea.

    • sousababy profile image

      sousababy 4 years ago

      Pin the hat on the turkey, for sure, eh.