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Explore sensory play with these Thanksgiving sensory activities for preschoolers! What a great way to entertain kids this Thanksgiving season.
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.
Thanksgiving Sensory Activities
I’ve rounded up twenty amazing Thanksgiving sensory activities that your tots and preschoolers are going to love! Which one will you try first?
Which of these Thanksgiving sensory activities will you do first with your preschoolers?
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.
ROUND OUT YOUR UNIT WITH THESE ACTIVITIES
This little turkey is adorable and fun. With colorful feathers, a cute little face and 2 three toed feet it pleases the senses. Use the feathers for color matching and identification or set this up somewhere visible so it doubles as a holiday decoration.
Is there anything cuter at Thanksgiving time than hand-print turkeys? How about toilet paper roll turkeys? If you’re looking for a fun turkey craft or activity to do with your little ones this month, look no further.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to curl up with one of our favorite Thanksgiving picture books for young children.