Looking for some thanksgiving activities for toddlers? You’ve come to the right place.
I love Pinterest but sometimes, it fails me. I sit down with my three-times reheated coffee, search for an easy toddler activity but instead, my page loads with about a thousand ideas way over my toddler’s head. I need easy thanksgiving activities – not a how-to-guide for making your own Mayflower diorama.
So I’ve taken matters into my own hands and built the best toddler Thanksgiving resource – filled with easy crafts, simple art activities, games, and fun ideas to play all the way through the very short Thanksgiving season. No need to struggle through Pinterest and waste an entire nap time: these thanksgiving activities for toddlers are perfect.
Use these activities to introduce Thanksgiving
One of my favorite parts of holidays with toddlers is that it’s all brand new to them. They may or may not remember it from last year or they may be ready to learn a little more. Either way, I use activities (and good picture books) to bridge the gaps and help teach my kids about holidays.
Breaking this list in two categories…
I’m a little type-A and I love lists, and categories, and organization so I couldn’t even consider making one massive list of activities. No way – that won’t do. My mind can’t handle that kind of mess.
So I’ve divided it into two smaller, easy to digest lists: arts & crafts and games & activities.
The blogs featured in this list are amazing – get ready to click through and meet some Internet gems with fantastic activity ideas. These are the best of the best!
15+ Arts & Crafts Ideas
Thanksgiving Footprint Turkey with Tissue Paper – Meaningful Mama
Felt Turkey Puzzle: Busy Bag Activity – Sunny Day Family
Paper Bag Turkey Craft – The Best Ideas for Kids
Thanksgiving Busy Box: Pin the the Tail on the Turkey – Playground Parkbench
Feather Painted Turkey Craft – Crafts on the Sea
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Kid Craft – The Resourceful Mama
Thanksgiving Chair Backer – Toddler Approved
Thanksgiving Craft for Toddlers – My Bored Toddler
Turkey Handprint Craft – The Best Ideas for Kids
Indian Corn Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Gobbling Turkey Thanksgiving Craft – Meaningful Mama
Paper Plate Turkey – JDaniel4’s Mom
Textured Corn Craft for Kids – Toddler Approved
Paper Plate Turkey – The Best Ideas for Kids
Handprint Turkey – Meaningful Mama
Egg Carton Turkey Craft – Red Ted Art
Feather Letter Turkey – Growing Book by Book
15+ Games & Easy Thanksgiving-themed Activities
Thankful Turkey – Busy Toddler
Turkey Feathers Fine Motor Activity – Mom Inspired Life
Button Turkey for Preschoolers – Natural Beach Living
Turkey Fine Motor Activity and Craft – Fantastic Fun and Learning
Racing Turkeys Number Line Game – Mom Inspired Life
Fine Motor Turkey Craft for Thanksgiving – Buggy and Buddy
Thanksgiving Turkey Cascarones – Munchkins and Moms
No Cook Gluten Free Edible Pumpkin Pie Play Clay – Fun at Home with Kids
Feed the Turkey Counting Activity – Mom Inspired Life
Corn Shakers Music Activity – Pre-K Pages
Turkey Baster Relay – The Inspired Treehouse
Thanksgiving Turkey Ring Toss – Hands on as We Grow
Happy Thanksgiving Quiet Bin – How Wee Learn
Simple Thanksgiving Sensory Bin – Simple Fun for Kids
Thanksgiving Feast Pretend Play – Toddler Approved
Thanksgiving Thankful Tree – Hands on as We Grow
Thanksgiving Sensory Soup Water Play – Fantastic Fun and Learning