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Celebrate Thanksgiving day with these fun learning activities and craft project ideas for kids of all ages. Check out these adorably easy Thanksgiving activities for kids to make using simple materials found around the house. From delicious recipes to fun printables and cute crafts, these family fun ideas are sure to keep kids busy.
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With just a few simple items, kids can create their very own playdough turkey. And if you’re out of playdough, try this homemade, no-cook cinnamon playdough recipe that smells delish.
This Thanksgiving Bingo game is perfect to play while the turkey cooks and best of all is free to print and play.
Let children take the lead and use their imaginations to create their very own turkey. Provide a few materials (paper, crayons, markers, feathers, google eyes, glue, paint, or watercolors) and step back and watch children’s artwork come to life. And because books provide some of the best inspiration for young children, read one of these fabulous turkey picture books beforehand and then use it as a “visual” to inspire kid’s artwork.
Take a Thanksgiving morning family walk around your neighborhood or local park and gather leaves to make your very own autumn leaf wreath.
For families who love family game night, this hilarious Thanksgiving Mad Libs game will have the entire family laughing and having fun.
This one is super simple! Grab some paint, gather some pinecones, leaves, or acorns and get to painting. After your creations have dried, they can even be added to your Thanksgiving centerpiece.
These healthy, simple, and delicious snacks are perfect for kids to help make and can fill up little tummies before the big Thanksgiving feast.
Turkey tracks are a silly and fun way to make turkey art with kids! It is a super easy and fun way to keep little ones engaged while you are busy in the kitchen.
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About Ashley Hubbbard-Porter
Ashley Porter is a Chicago native who now calls Birmingham home. Ashley and her husband Mike and son Jake love attending local festivals, exploring Detroit’s diverse food scene, and venturing outside of Metro Detroit to enjoy the natural beauty of Michigan. With a background in Early Childhood Education, Ashley loves connecting with and supporting families in her community, which is why she is so excited to be a part of LittleGuide Detroit.