These hands-on activities are perfect for November! Looking for some Thanksgiving activities for toddlers and preschoolers? From hands-on printables, crafts, sensory bins and more. This post covers plenty of fun you can include for your November plans for Thanksgiving crafts and activities for preschoolers too.
These are also perfect for preschoolers, so they’re not just for toddlers!
Are you looking for some Thanksgiving Educational Games that your preschoolers and toddlers can do? This list includes some fun fine motor and upbeat activities to engage kids. Read on till the end.
Fine Motor Thanksgiving Activities
I love incorporating fine motor activities in anything we do. These activities would suit preschoolers and toddlers.
Love do a dot printables? These Thanksgiving Do a Dot Printables Do a Dot Turkey printables are perfect for kids learning to work on their letter reocgnition and their alphabet matching skills.
Lately, I’ve been trying to find ways to not only work on our fine motor skills, but also cutting skills. These new turkey themed cutting strips are perfect for small group fine motor tubs or even at home practice.
Grab the Free Printable Scissor Practice Skills Turkey Templates from this post.
Looking for number recognition and practice? These Turkey Feathers Number Matching Game from Tot Schooling are perfect. I would also modify these to suit toddlers buy just using the color matching feathers onto the turkey.
I love these hands-on turkey counting mats with actual feathers. Just grab colorful feathers from your dollar store, grab these turkey templates and you’re good to go!
See these Turkey Counting Mats from Tot Schooling.
I love these Thanksgiving eye dropper craft which incorporates lots of fine motor skills to create. This is from Cutting Tiny Bites. See this Eye Dropper Indian Corn from Cutting Tiny Bites.
Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers Age 3
This Thanksgiving turkey printable activities include handprints, fun printables and more for kids aged 3.
See these Thanksgiving Turkey activities from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
These super cute Turkey name crafts are perfect for kids aged 3 and above. They learn to spell the letters in their name with a fun craft! See these right here: Feather Letter Turkey from Growing Book by Book.
Love sensory bins? We love them too and I often incorporate them throughout our weekly activities. This Thanksgiving Sensory Bin from Every Star is Different is perfect for younger age groups!
Another great activity to practice those pre-writing skills, include these feather making craft printables for toddlers and preschoolers into your planning.
See the Textured Sensory Turkey Pre-Writing Activity from The Preschool Toolbox Blog here.
Do your kids love making necklaces? These Thanksgiving themed necklaces are perfect for this time of year. They are easy and simple enough to make with 2 and 3 year olds!
See the Easy Thanksgiving Necklace for Kids from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds here.
I love play dough activities and these are perfect enough to get kids playing with dough AND learning. They get to use their small finger muscles to pinch and squeeze the dough. See the most simple recipe for dough right here. Thanksgiving No Cook Dough for Sensory Play from Little Bins for Little Hands.
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Want to help kids learn all about Thanksgiving? These rpintable emergent reader books are great for early childhood. They get to learn new covabulary and take keepsakes home.
Get the Free Thanksgiving Vocabulary Emergent Reader Activity right here.
Looking to get your kids learning all about Thanksgiving and how to be grateful? These gratitude stones are a great way to foster this value.
See how to make them here from Gratitude Stones from Fireflies and Mudpies.
I’m always looking for new picture books to help kids learn all about Thanksgiving and this list of fun books for kids of all ages.
See the list of Thanksgiving Books for Kids here.
Are your students learning to trace? These printable Thanksgiving tracing books are perfect for kids when learning new vocabulary, tracing lines (pre-writing skills) and more. See the Thanksgiving Word and Picture Tracing from Tot Schooling.
Working on upper and lowercase letter recognition skills? Use these alphabet puzzles which are so easy and simple to prep by the way! Just print and have the kids build these puzzles or even glue them onto paper to show their skills!
See the Thanksgiving Alphabet Puzzle from Tot Schooling here.
Working on spelling activities? These super fun games Spelling Games- Thanksgiving Words from JDaniel4s Mom are a great start!
Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Preschoolers
I love incorporating beginning sounds in learning, and preschoolers will love building turkeys by matching these initial sounds turkey puzzles here. See this FREE Turkey Alphabet Center from Mrs. Jones Creation Station.
I love word searches and if your kids do as well, see this super cute Thanksgiving themed word search here! Thanksgiving Word Search from The Typical Mom.
If you need some hands-on beading activities that your kids love. I buy beads all the time by the way! These fun activities include making patters, sorting colors and more with beads. See the Colorful Beaded Turkey Patterns from School Time Snippets.
Do your kids love scavenger hunts? It’s a great way to get kids moving around and learning new vocabulary. Grab these Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt activities from Peace but Not Quiet.
If kids love this book, they will love the Pete the Cat Thanksgiving Activity from Sight and Sound Reading. Read the book then do the craft!
Talk about history and the origin of the Thanksgiving story with your kids, perfect for kindergarten kids with these sorting mats. Get these Pilgrim Children Chores Sorting from Mrs. Jones Creation Station.
I love all these ideas about the book The Giving Tree. Teach kids all about why giving is so important with these activities! The Giving Tree Family Thanksgiving Unit from Every Star is Different.
I love incorporating science activities into our learning blocks too. See this super simple Pumpkin Weighing Activity from Something 2 Offer.
If your kids love STEM activities, this science experiment is perfect for when you need to explain how plants and/or animal use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. See the Pumpkin Science Experiment from Thriving Stem
I am thankful for my family craft tray
Kindergarten and preschool kids will love this build the letters in your name thankful craft. Looking for a fun way to introduce being thankful or practice letter order in names? This craft is perfect for kids of all ages!
Get the kids to write all about the things they are thankful for like family, friends, little things like their pets, their clothes and shelter. It’s a great way to build gratitude and positivity.
You can get this craft over at How to Homeschool My Child.
I hope these ideas gave you some new activities for the month of November. I will keep adding to them!