7 Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
The weather is changing and you might be spending time inside a little more, which made me think it might be a good idea to share these 7 Thanksgiving activities for kids. These can all be done inside, but if you are lucky enough to live somewhere that still has warm weather, take some outside and enjoy that sunshine!
This is a great activity from the November Pippi Post Magic Mama subscription. All you need to do is print the pages, cut the strips, fill out the prompt, add it to your chain and be ready to watch your gratitude chain grow!
Edible Fall Acorns
The perfect sweet treat to celebrate the fall weather, brought to you by The Simple Parent! Be willing to let your kids get a little messy with this, because it will turn into a fun family activity for all to enjoy.
You will need: chocolate kisses, chocolate melts, mini Nutter Butter, peanut butter & butterscotch chips.
Start with an unwrapped chocolate kiss and spread a small amount of peanut butter on the bottom (the flat side), then attach the Nutter Butter. Next, use your chocolate melts (they should be melted) to add the small butterscotch chip onto the top. Set aside for everything to harden and Enjoy!
Beaded Pipe Cleaner Indian Corn
Your little ones will love making these beaded pipe cleaner Indian corn decorations. Indian Corn or “Calico Corn” is known for being multi-colored, and we love the book Corn is Maize to learn about the story of corn and Thanksgiving too.
You will need: 4 or 6 pipe-cleaners (12 inch) and plastic pony beads.
Gather your pipe-cleaners and twist them all together in the middle. Now, spread them out to make a star. Start adding the beads until the pipe-cleaners have 1-inch of free space at the top. Once all the beads are on, bring the pipe-cleaners together again and twist the top to make the husks.
Now you can use them as decor around the house, string them up as a garland or let your little ones play with them too.
Make a Turkey
This is another super cute craftivity from Pippi Post’s Magic Mama subscription that we are loving! It is is so easy to prepare and just as easy for your kids to get creative and make a little turkey to have around the house.
This is a pretty quick and easy activity to do that won’t be leaving a big mess for you to clean up too. It’s also a great activity to pair with to book C Is for Cornucopia, an ABC book for kids.
You will need: sugar cones and an assortment of treats that are Thanksgiving themed (m&m’s, candy corn, pumpkins, etc.).
Start with the sugar cone, gradually add the candy corn, pumpkin candy, m&m’s, and whatever else you decide to add to your cornucopia basket! Talk about how the Indians and new settlers shared their food and good with one another and then ask them to share some with you. Express your gratitude and love for one another and then enjoy those little sweet treats!
My Little Miss loves to spend time with me in the kitchen, so I always make sure this is a fun activity we get to do together. This year we’re planning on making this to drop off to neighbors to let them know how thankful we are to have them in our lives.
This idea comes from from Melissa over on sofestive.com and I can tell you that you are going to love all the fun ideas she has to share!
November Stationary I’m Loving
If you want something to make your holiday fun and gift giving even cuter, more fun and easy you have got to look into Pippi Post! Every month you’ll get a new kit with art prints, gift tags, banners and more. It has helped me so much to easily throw things together last minute and take the time to get some really good things together too. Go grab a few things and sign up for the Magic Mama Subscription and you will be having some of the best holiday fun from now on.
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Don’t get overwhelmed with all the things you want to do and can’t do, and pick one of these 7 Thanksgiving activities for kids. Even one of these will be enough to bring in some extra thankful and thoughtful holiday fun with your little ones this year. Enjoy the moments you get to spend together and have a Happy Thanksgiving!