It is easy to lose Thanksgiving in the hustle and bustle between October and the New Year, but we are trying really hard to take time out and just enjoy each holiday as it comes our way. This year in particular, my kids are getting old enough to start having fun games and logic puzzles. These Thanksgiving activities are a mix of ideas for older and younger kids. They are great for home, class, scouts, or any other gathering where kids (and even adults) will be gathered.
I spent a lot of October sharing my own and other resources with you that were perfect for kids during October. This post is all about Thanksgiving and celebrating what we have. Contentment is one of the most important character attributes to pass on to our kids and enjoying simple things like these activities are a great way to actually show it instead of just talking about it.
10 Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving Math Logic Puzzles
We already started working on logic puzzles for November and while the first few we did, my kids found almost frustrating they have learned to use some algebraic reasoning and my younger son declared that he loved doing them.
Everyone loves a good puzzle. These anagrams are great critical thinking exercises that are also fun. Mix and match the letters with lots of laughter along the way. This includes 2 activities.
Thanksgiving Logic Puzzles
Four friends have decided to host a Thanksgiving dinner. Your job is to figure out who is picking up which side item and what day they pick it up before Thursday’s festivities.
Have you ever asked your kids to create poetry? These haiku activities would be perfect for kids, scouts, or even your Thanksgiving dinner guests to start writing and sharing their work.
Apple Cobbler for Kids
Do your kids love to help in the kitchen. This is a simple apple cobbler recipe that kids can make with minimal help from adults which helps make them even more proud of the outcome. This would be great for any holiday gathering where kids are involved. Put the kids in groups to all make their own cobbler. The cooking is done in a microwave.
Turkey Squares Game
This is another no prep game for the kids and adults. A great addition to your turkey dinner or pre-dinner festivities.
Thanksgiving Paper Bracelets
These sweet thanksgiving paper bracelets are a great way to remember what this time of year is all about. These would be great party favors or just laying on a kids’ table.
Thanksgiving STEM Activities
Have you ever thought about food preservation or transportation during the colonists day? They learned many techniques from the Native Americans. These STEM activities let you and the kids explore what it would be like in the 1600s.
Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle
Working on the crossword was once a Sunday tradition in many households. Try this one with the kids!
Thanksgiving Escape Room
Have your kids been begging to go to an escape room? You can make one instead. This would be great for home, class, scouts or even Thanksgiving dinner.