Nov 10, 2022
10 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Preschool
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and food. But it's also a great time for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your preschoolers! In this blog post, we will share 10 Thanksgiving activities for preschool that are perfect for your children. Thanksgiving art activities allow your children to develop creativity while learning about the holiday. These activities are educational, fun, and festive - perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt - This Thanksgiving activity is perfect for getting your preschool children up and moving! Hide Thanksgiving-themed objects around your classroom, and have your children hunt for them. As they find each object, they can check each one off their list.
A classic Thanksgiving turkey activity for preschool is turkey handprints! Your child care classroom will be full of tiny handprint turkeys to get in the holiday mood. Get inspired with these Turkey Activities for Preschool.
Turkey paper headbands are a Thanksgiving day must! This activity is perfect for getting your child care center into the Thanksgiving spirit. Check out the instructions here.
Transform a rotting pumpkin into an exciting science experiment for your children to observe throughout the month. This is a great way to teach Thanksgiving to preschoolers with an engaging science activity. Discuss the changes in color and shape of the pumpkin with them, and explain why it's decomposing. Have them draw what they see each week and compare the drawings from the beginning of the month to the end.
Leaf Rubbings are a staple fall activity for young children. This is a great Thanksgiving art project for preschoolers. All you need are some leaves, crayons, and paper. Check out how to make them here.
Toilet paper roll turkeys are a creative and fun three dimensional craft for your students. This is an easy turkey activity for preschoolers. Check out how to make them here.
The theme of gathering and friendship over Thanksgiving has a lot of important lessons for teaching Thanksgiving to preschool. This month, consider books about being thankful for friends such as A Thanksgiving Friendship by TL Suchman or Porcupine's Pie by Laura Renauld.
Making a Gratitude Tree is a fantastic way to remind your students of the great aspects in their lives! You can find different variations of it here.
Make a homemade bird feeder and watch the birds that come to visit! This fun Thanksgiving art activity for preschoolers will allow your kids to interact with their surrounding nature. Kids will love decorating their own feeders and seeing the different birds that come to eat.
Go on a nature walk and collect leaves, pinecones, and acorns, sort leaves by their colors and shape, and use them to make Thanksgiving crafts or decorations for your classroom. Intertwining nature and Thanksgiving is a simple yet engaging way to teach your preschoolers about Thanksgiving.
These Thanksgiving activities for preschool will keep your child care center filled with Thanksgiving fun for students and teachers throughout the whole month! For more Thanksgiving related education, check out our favorite Preschool Thanksgiving Books and our November Themes and Lesson Plan Ideas.
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