Thanksgiving Games and Activities for Kids

I am always looking for Thanksgiving games and activities to keep the kids engaged on Thanksgiving day and the days leading up to it. These activities will keep all the kids occupied so you can prep and cook!

Thanksgiving games and activities for young kids!

I like having games and activities printed or set up and ready to go the day before Thanksgiving. That way I have things for the kids to do while all of the grown-ups are cooking and socializing.

However, I definitely don’t want to spend hours prepping activities while I already have cleaning and cooking to do too. That’s why most of these activities are super simple to set up. Many just need to be printed out!

Most require very little prep time and you probably already have many of the supplies needed as well. If not, the majority can be quickly picked up at the dollar store.

Thanksgiving games and activities for young kids!

I find that doing this saves my sanity a bit on Thanksgiving Day. I already know I have ways to keep the kids occupied so we can get the cooking done! The kids LOVE it too!

Thanksgiving Games and Activities for Kids

Activities and games for Thanksgiving day! Fun Thanksgiving games!

1. Turkey Counting Mats With Free Printables from Mom Inspired Life – The perfect way to incorporate counting and Thanksgiving in a hands on way.

2. Fall Wreath Making Station for Toddlers from Toddler Approved! – Such a fun way to allow toddlers to tap into their creativity while making a Fall decoration!

3. Thanksgiving Game – Turkey Feathers from The Idea Room – A great game, that involves a number practice, to help keep your kids entertained while you are in the kitchen on Thanksgiving.

4. Racing Turkey Number Line Game from Mom Inspired Life – This fun Thanksgiving inspired game incorporates numbers and fine motor skill practice.

Thanksgiving activities for preschool.

5. Stuff The Turkey Thanksgiving Game For Kids from Kid Friendly Things To Do – This turkey game is absolutely perfect for a Thanksgiving party or something to entertain your kids this time of year.

6. Invitation To Create: Turkey Time from Cutting Tiny Bites – Your kids can make a colorful turkey any way that they would like with this fun, hands on activity.

7. Handprint Turkey Hat For A Thanksgiving Craft from Crafty Morning – This turkey hat craft is totally personalized to each child since you use hand prints for the feathers.

8. Simple Thanksgiving Conversation Starters For Kids from Hands On As We Grow – Encourage your young children to share gratitude and what they are thankful for with these great conversation starter ideas.

More Great Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers

Thanksgiving fun for kids.

9. Turkey Feathers Fine Motor Activity That’s Super Fun from Mom Inspired Life – This activity is not only super fun for toddlers but helps with fine motor skills, color recognition, counting, and patterning.

10. Thanksgiving Turkey Play Dough from Fantastic Fun and Learning – This open-ended activity is a great one to leave out for kids for the whole month. How many awesome turkeys they can make with this invitation to create!

11. Feed The Turkey Counting Activity from Mom Inspired Life – With only a few inexpensive, easy to find supplies this math activity will have kids having fun in no time.

12. Printable Thanksgiving Bingo from Pre-K Pages – Do your kids like playing bingo? This printable version is perfect for Thanksgiving celebrations at home or at school!

Activities and games for Thanksgiving day! Fun Thanksgiving games!

13. Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Printables from Nurture Store – Coloring is an excellent activity for kids in general, but especially when you’ll be busy in the kitchen!

14. Free Printable Thanksgiving Games For Kids from I Can Teach My Child – These games are low-prep and will help keep kids busy and calm while having fun!

15. Free Printable Thanksgiving I Spy from Life Over C’s – I Spy is typically always a win in our house. We like to search and find together, but it is also a great activity for solo time too.

16. Gratitude Activity for Kids: Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher from Bren Did – Do you remember Cootie Catchers? This printable one will help your kids practice gratefulness!

Thanksgiving Games that the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Thanksgiving day games and activities.

17. DIY Pumpkin Twister Game from Pint Sized Treasures – Twister is a fantastic and fun gross motor skills game for kids. This pumpkin version is excellent for Fall!

18. Catch The Turkey: A Thanksgiving Number Identification Game from Stay At Home Educator – If numbers are boring for your preschooler, this game will change that up for your little one!

19. Turkey Feather Hunt {A Gross Motor Game} from No Time For Flashcards – Your kids will get moving and searching to find all of the Turkey’s feathers with this fun game.

20. Turkey Ring Toss Thanksgiving Activity for Kids from Hands On As We Grow – Ring toss isn’t a new game, but the genius way this one is made is amazing!

Turkey activities for kids.

21. Turkey Baster Race from The Inspired Treehouse – This activity comes straight from the kitchen and looks incredibly fun to do!

22. Thanksgiving Turkey Tag from Teach Beside Me – A fun way to get kids (and adults) moving even when it’s chilly outside!

Now I have to figure out how to choose between so many great Thanksgiving games and activities! If you try any of them with your kids, let me know how it went in the comments.

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