Ideas, Resources, and Printables About Thanksgiving

Are you looking for some fun Thanksgiving-related activities and ideas for your family? We’ve gathered some great ideas, resources, and printables about Thanksgiving, and we think you’ll love them! We’ve included activities for young children all the way up to teens and parents. You’ll find coloring pages, unit studies, recipes, planning pages, puzzles, games, and more! Do you have something great to add to the list? Leave a link in the comments!

This is a great collection of lots of Thanksgiving ideas and activities!


Coloring Pages and Arts & Crafts Projects:

Thankful Tree Art Project

This thankful tree is a great (easy!) art project that encourages children to be thankful.


Handprint and Footprint Turkeys

These cute handprint and footprint turkeys are great for decorating your house, giving to grandparents, or saving as keepsakes!

Turkey Leaf Lanterns Mason Jar Thanksgiving Craft

These sweet fall leaf luminaries look wonderful both lit and unlit and make a great centerpiece or addition to your Thanksgiving decorations.

Turkey Leaf CraftT

his cute turkey is made with a free template and some leaves!


Thanksgiving Do-a-Dot Printables

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

3D Turkey Cutout Downloadable Art Project

Thanksgiving Decorations to Make with Your Little Turkey

Thanksgiving Picture and Word Tracing Printables

Paper Bag Handprint Turkey Puppet Crafts for Kids

Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemats to Color

Turkey Dot-to-Dot Coloring Page for Kids

Cute Turkey Coloring Page for Kids

Turkey Tracing Coloring Page

Shape Turkeys

Egg Carton Turkey Craft

Thankful Turkeys Craft for Preschoolers

Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Kids!

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Simple Watercolor Thanksgiving Printables

Pinecone Turkey Kids’ Craft

Dressed Turkey Thanksgiving Kids’ Craft

Thanksgiving Snack & Kids’ Craft (Turkey)

Footprint Turkeys

Turkey Snack Holders

40 Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages & DIY Turkey Coloring Jar

15 Thanksgiving Crafts with Turkeys

Gratitude Activity for Preschoolers

Thanksgiving Drawing Ideas for Kids

Scrap Ribbon Pinecone Turkeys

Turkey Handprint Keepsake and Poem

Free Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages–Native American Head Dress

Free Turkey Coloring Page for Thanksgiving

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages


Lapbooks, Unit Studies, Worksheets, & Activities:

History of Thanksgiving Unit Study Resources

This is a collection of resources and ideas for studying the first Thanksgiving in a unit-study style.

Thanksgiving Unit Study Intentionally Uncluttered

This unit study was created to put THANKS back into Thanksgiving for those who want to spend two weeks directing our attention to The One worthy of it.

Thanksgiving Fact or Opinion Literacy Center Activity

Thanksgiving I Have Who Has Activity Cards

Thanksgiving Gratitude Calendars

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Books and Resources

4 Poems for Kids to Read and Write on Thanksgiving Day

140 Pages of Free Thanksgiving Printables for Learning

Printable Gratitude List for Thanksgiving

Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving Fun Fact Cards

Fall Harvest Pumpkin Unit with Free Printables

Fall Harvest Roots and Affixes Activities with Free Printables

Thanksgiving Copywork, Activities, and Printables

Thanksgiving Books for Kids & Reading List

Thanksgiving Activities to Keep Kids Busy While the Turkey Cooks

Turkeys: An Animal Study

Turkey Initial Sounds

Turkey Names (teaching children to spell their names)

Thanksgiving Turkey Interactive Poem

6 Thanksgiving Books & Activities for Little Readers

5 Fun Filled Thankful Thanksgiving Printables for Kids

Thanksgiving Printables Pack with More Than 70 Thanksgiving Worksheets and Activities for Kids!

Turkey Feather Spelling Activity

Thanksgiving Printable Activity Pack

Thanksgiving Preschool Pack

“Thank You, Sarah!” Literature Guide

First Thanksgiving KWL

Pilgrims KWL Graphic Organizers for Thanksgiving Units

Thanksgiving KWL

Free Pilgrims Sentence Scramble Activity: Differentiated for Multiple Grades

The Giving Tree Family Thanksgiving Unit

The First Thanksgiving Week 1: Native Americans/Indian and South America

The First Thanksgiving Week 2: Pilgrims

Thanksgiving Lapbook Kit

Interactive Thanksgiving Lapbook


Math- and Science-Related Activities:

Free Thanksgiving Math Center: Turkey Races!

This Thanksgiving math center game was created for classroom use, but it can be adapted for your homeschool.


Thanksgiving Logic and Math Puzzles

This set of logic and Sudoku puzzles will help your kids work on their logic and critical thinking skills.

Fun Fall Preschool Project: Mini Pumpkin Volcanoes

This fun science experiment is perfect for doing with the kids while they wait for guests or for time to eat!


How to Make the Best Salt Crystal Feathers

While this isn’t technically a Thanksgiving craft idea, these feathers would look beautiful in a centerpiece on your Thanksgiving table! Crystals will form in a few hours, but you’ll want to do this a few days ahead of time if you want lots of them.

Thanksgiving Printable Counting Activity for Kids

November Literacy and Math Pack–30+ Centers and Activities Including Thanksgiving

Turkey Feathers Counting Mats

Free Thanksgiving Math and Literacy Printable Pack for PreK

How to Memorize Addition Facts with Fun Turkey Expression Match

Free Adding Fractions Pie Puzzles


Copywork and Writing Prompts:

FREE Thanksgiving Notebooking Pages, Activity Pages, and Copywork Notebook

This is a collection of notebooking pages, activity pages, and copywork for your homeschool.

Free Thanksgiving Copywork Volume I

Proclamations of Thanksgiving Copywork Volume 1 includes three Scripture passages and a Thanksgiving poem by Felicia Dorothea Hemans in print, cursive, and manuscript to trace or to copy.

Thanksgiving Copywork–Print and Cursive

Thanksgiving Cursive Copywork

Thanksgiving Print Copywork

Thankful Journal Writing Prompt (Free Printable)

Thanksgiving Writing Activity Sampler

November Writing Prompts–Football, Turkey, and Thanksgiving Themes


Games & Scavenger Hunts:

Free Printable Thanksgiving Bingo Game

This Thanksgiving Bingo game is perfect to play while the turkey cooks or for a fun Thanksgiving party. All you need to do is print the game cards and you’ve got a fun Thanksgiving game!


Thanksgiving Game: Turkey Bowling

While you’re busy in the kitchen whipping up a feast, entertain the children with a fun and easy Thanksgiving Game: Turkey Bowling! You can prepare the “pins” in advance in a matter of minutes, or you can let the older children get crafty.

Turkey Trivia

Just download, print, and trim. These Turkey Trivia Cards would make a great entertaining game on Thanksgiving day or even a fun gift to add to a plate of holiday treats for your neighbors.

Turkey Hunt: A Thanksgiving Family Tradition

Send your little ones on a turkey hunt when you get together for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Bingo

Fall Harvest Theme I Spy Game (Free Printable for Kids)

Turkey Hunt

Best Thanksgiving Bingo Game

Roll a Turkey Printable Thanksgiving Game

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt and Free Printable

Thanksgiving Search Games (with Free Customizable Printable)

Thanksgiving Sudoku Puzzles

Thanksgiving Letter Sounds Matching Game 

Turkey Letter Sounds Game

Thanksgiving Bingo


Fun Recipes & Related:

Desserts for Thanksgiving

You’ll find recipes for cute sugar cone tepees, cornucopia crescent rolls, pumpkin pops, turkeys made from Hershey’s Kisses, and more!


Thanksgiving Turkey Veggie Tray

If you’d rather make something healthy for yourself and your family to snack on during Thanksgiving, this super-cute Thanksgiving turkey veggie tray is easy to make! And it may just make your kids WANT to eat their veggies!

Crockpot Turkey Breast

If you’ve never tried making a turkey breast in your Crockpot, you should!! This is perfect for small get-togethers, or you could use a larger crockpot and make more than one.

Turkey Sugar Cookies

Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving Treat Tag Printables (recipe for thumb print cookies and treat tag to go with them)


Miscellaneous & Family Activities:

Thanksgiving Mad Libs Printable

This is a perfect activity for all the cousins to do together, while they are waiting for the turkey to finish cooking!

A Free Thanksgiving Mad Lib Printable

Want even more Mad Libs? Here’s another one you can print for your Thanksgiving guests!


Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props

These cute Thanksgiving photo booth props will be fun for your Thanksgiving get-together whether it’s just your family or whether you have lots of friends and family members getting together!

Free Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props

Here are some more cute Thanksgiving photo booth props!

Thanksgiving Brick Challenge (Free Printable)

Movies for Kids About History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Conversation Starter Coasters

30 Ideas for Family Giving & Service Projects

Thanksgiving All Year Long

7-Day Family Thanksgiving Devotion (Printable Scripture)

8 Family Thanksgiving Traditions


For Teens and Parents:

Leaf Mandala & Thanks Giving Turkey Colouring Pages (for Grown Ups)

Stress Less with the Free Printable Thanksgiving Checklist (Plus the Thanksgiving Timeline)

Thanksgiving Party Planning (Free Printables)

Thanksgiving Traditions Free Printables: Making Family Memories

Top 10 Tips for Avoiding Sensory Overload at Thanksgiving

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Planner

Free Thanksgiving Printables for Moms

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  1. Oh my goodness, what an amazing list! We will get get started today with a craft. Thank you for including the teens and mom in the activities. Shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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