Educational Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Thanksgiving is a day for us to give thanks for all the things we have in our lives. It is also the ideal time for kids to learn as well. Here are some great educational Thanksgiving activities for kids.
Paper Chain of Thanks
Construction paper in colors like red, orange, brown, yellow and green
Cut the construction paper into strips with the scissors. One each strip, have the kids write something they are thankful for like their parent or their best friend or Oreo cookies. Create a chain from the strips of colored paper and glue links together.
Turkey Counting Game
Construction paper in brown, red, yellow and orange
This game needs two players to play. Using the brown construction paper and a marker, trace your child’s hands to create 2 turkeys. Cut out the shape with the scissors. Using the red, yellow and orange construction paper, draw several feather shapes with the markers and use scissors to cut them out. Each person gets a turkey shape and one person starts off by rolling the dice. Whatever number it lands on needs to be read out loud by the player and they also need to choose the corresponding feathers to place on their turkey. The next player does the same thing and the game alternates for 4 rounds. At the end of the game, the person with the most feathers wins.
Alphabetical Thanksgiving Food List
Fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise. Using the marker, on the left side of the paper, have them write down 15-20 foods items that are commonly consumed at Thanksgiving like turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, gravy, rolls and cranberry sauce. On the right side of the paper, have them write the words in alphabetical order.