Kids explore the world around them with their senses. That’s why sensory activities are so much fun for tots and preschoolers.
They love exploring the different textures, colors, weights, and scents of every day items – some common and some not-co-common.
I love when the holidays offer a unique opportunity to introduce little ones to new sights and sounds and smells. Autumn is ripe with opportunities to explore pumpkins, turkeys, corn, and leaves.
I’ve rounded up twenty amazing Thanksgiving sensory activities that your tots and preschoolers are going to love! Which one will you try first?
Thanksgiving Sensory Activities for Preschoolers
Fall Harvest Sensory Bin Play Fine Motor – I love this fall harvest sensory bin!
Thanksgiving Turkey Sensory Bin – I need to get some of these little turkeys! They’re a great addition to this Thanksgiving sensory bin.
Thanksgiving Sensory Bin – Dried corn adds a unique touch to this Thanksgiving sensory bin.
Cranberry Dough Recipe – Little ones can strengthen their fine motor skills with this Cranberry Dough.
Indian Corn Squish Bag – Kids will work on their fine motor skills as they make their own Indian Corn Squish Bags.
Thanksgiving Sensory Play – Here’s another fun twist on a Thanksgiving sensory bin.
November Sensory Tub – With items found around the house you, too, can make a fall sensory bin you can use all month long.
Thanksgiving Sensory Tub for Preschoolers – Inspired by a local attraction, this corn bin sensory tub is sure to be a hit!
Corn Fun – Here’s a fun 3D craft you can do with your tots and preschoolers.
Pasta Turkeys and the Rest of our Week – I’ve never seen a turkey craft like this one! It looks like loads of fun!
Pumpkin Homemade Cloud Dough Sensory Play – Cloud dough has a different texture than regular playdoh. Try this pumpkin cloud dough with your preschoolers and see what they think.
Thanksgiving Sensory Bin – Here’s another fun Thanksgiving themed sensory bin.
Seek-n-Find Fall Sensory Bin– Send your kids on a scavenger hunt with this seek-n-find sensory bin!
Thanksgiving Sensory Bin – I love the toy food and stuffed turkey in this sensory bin.
Thanksgiving Turkey Play Dough– Preschoolers will love building their own play dough turkeys for the holidays.
Indian Corn Sensory Bin – This sensory bin features Indian corn for a unique autumn sensory bin.
Native American Small World – Little ones will love exploring this Native American small world and making their own drum.
Pumpkin Spice Playdough – Kids can help make this pumpkin-scented play dough.
Fall Slime Recipe for Fall Science and Sensory Play– My daughter loves to make slime! I love the autumn twist with this recipe.
Button Turkey Busy Bag – Your little ones will fine-tune their fine motor skills as they button the turkey’s feathers on him in this activity.
Which Thanksgiving sensory activity will you do first with your preschoolers?