Hooray for Turkey Day! If you’re looking for fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids, you’ve definitely come to the right place. These activities are more than just fun, they’re the perfect way to target fine motor, gross motor, and sensory development in a creative and playful way! We use these activities with our own kids and with the children in our school-based therapy practice, so they’re tried and true.
1 || THE KIDS TABLE: 15 CREATIVE THANKSGIVING IDEAS FOR KIDS: The kids table is the place to be at Thanksgiving! These activities will keep them there for awhile as you finish preparing the big meal with ideas that have them creating, competing and thinking…no one is going to be bored as they wait!
2 || CRANBERRY CRAZY: Movement with a twist is the name of the game in this turkey day inspired relay race! Print out the movement cards and have your kiddos try to get the cranberries from point A to point B. They will have a blast trying to keep those round little berries on their spoon as they gallop, skip and hop their way through the activity!
3 || DINNER AT YOUR FINGERTIPS: Today, say “it’s okay” to play with your food! Let your child create their own Thanksgiving dinner with paper in this sensory and fine motor experience.
4 || DON’T TOPPLE THE TEEPEE: A twist on the classic game of Pick-Up-Sticks, see if your child can pull out a pencil with their super fingers without causing the rest to come crashing down!
5 || MINI PUMPKIN TURKEYS: A simple yet cute Thanksgiving craft with a big fine motor punch! Let your kiddos create their own mini turkey to decorate their place at the table!
6 || PRINTABLE TABLE SETTING GAME: This easy, printable game is the perfect way to teach little helpers how to set the table…just in time for Thanksgiving!
7 || WIKI STIXY TOM: A fun fine motor challenge with a turkey twist! Put him on the wall, on a window or on some paper!
8 || MOVE TO THE MENU: Move like cranberries, green beans, apple pie and more in this gross motor challenge based on the big dinner!