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Thanksgiving Fun for Kids Including Coloring Pages and Games
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.
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.
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
This is similar to Pin the the Tail on the Donkey. Included are 12 numbered pilgrim hats and a blindfold.
Free Online Thanksgiving Games
- Thanksgiving Match Game
Match up sets of pictures. Click on two images at a time until all pictures are matched up.
- Spot the Difference
You have 20 seconds to find 7 differences between two pictures.
- Thanksgiving Dinner Bounce
Catch the food that comes from the pot on the stove and move it to the table.
- Turkey Dress Up
Click the open button and find a whole wardrobe you can use to dress the turkey.
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
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.
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.
- Thankful Tree
Make a colorful tree out of construction paper and children's handprint to show what they are grateful for.
- Paper Plate Pilgrims Craft
Make the faces of a boy and girl pilgrim with a paper plate. Templates included.
- Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Using a toilet paper roll, create a cute turkey with construction paper.
- Pine Cone Turkey Craft
Transform a pine cone into a colorful turkey.
Thanksgiving Craft Kits
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
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.
- Cartoon Turkey Jigsaw Puzzle
Twelve piece puzzle for younger kids. Just drag into place.
- Thanksgiving Puzzle
Has three difficulty levels so it can be adjusted depending on the child's skill range.
- Thanksgiving Word Search
This is an easier puzzle for younger children.
- Turkey Day Word Search
Thanksgiving food word search.
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