Ideas, Resources, and Printables About Thanksgiving

This week we have a huge collection of Thanksgiving activities for young children up to teens and parents! You’ll find coloring pages, unit studies, recipes, planners, puzzles, games, and more. And we’ll keep adding more activities and ideas to the list over the next few days, so be sure to come back for another look each day!

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


Coloring Pages & Art Projects:

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


Worksheets & Activities:

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


Math-Related Activities:

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


Lapbooks, Unit Studies, Etc.

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


Copywork and Writing Prompts:

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:

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:

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 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



About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She lives in the South with her husband, Scott, and 3 children. She is a Christian, homeschooling, work-from-home mom. She is involved in her local church and her work for Hip Homeschool Moms, and she teaches Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She and Scott were high school sweethearts and have been married for 26 years. Her oldest child, Hannah, is now age 22. She has autism, and Wendy began homeschooling her at age 2. Her son, Noah, is now age 21 and is the second homeschool graduate in the family. Her youngest child, Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves reading, eating gluten free, and working out.

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  • 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.