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!
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!
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.
Turkey Names (teaching children to spell their names)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!