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Learn how to make Thanksgiving puzzles out of popsicle sticks! These are easy popsicle stick puzzles for you to make for the kids.
Whether you make these to add to your Thanksgiving activities or you create them to entertain the kids at your holiday dinner table, the kids are going to love assembling these craft stick puzzles over and over again.
DIY Thanksgiving Puzzles
While these aren’t especially easy for kids to make themselves, they’ll love putting them together once you’ve prepared them.
With just a few simple supplies, you’ll be all set for some holiday fun.
What You’ll Need
• Printable Templates (linked below)
What You’ll Do
Tape six popsicle sticks together with masking tape. Then, turn the sticks so that the tape is on the underside.
Download and print the popsicle stick puzzles templates onto heavy cardstock. You can download them below.
Cut the template out, and trace the pictures onto the popsicle sticks.
Use paint markers to color the popsicle stick puzzles. You can also use paint and brushes, markers, colored pens or whatever you’d like!
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Remove the tape from the back of the popsicle sticks.
Your puzzles are now ready to be played with. You can seal these with spray sealer or Mod Podge.
While your kids are enjoying these craft stick puzzles, you can read one or more of these fun picture books to them. The puzzles will keep their hands busy so they can better focus on the story you choose.
Download Your Puzzle Templates
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).
Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead?
10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more.
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