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Keep your little ones entertained this month with one or more of these Thanksgiving toddler activities. Build fine motor skills, make crafts, and more.
Toddlers want to participate in your Thanksgiving activities just like their older siblings. With this collection of simple but engaging crafts and activities, your toddlers can participate with activities that are geared to their abilities and needs.
If you’re looking for a way to have fun with toddlers this holiday season, look no further. From mess free painting to building playdough turkeys and many more engaging activities, you’re sure to find something your toddlers will love on the list below.
Thanksgiving Toddler Activities
Allow your toddler a chance to create a mess free turkey with a few simple supplies. Your child will have fun while the mess stays in the bag! Happy Toddler Time
Does your toddler enjoy finger puppets? Create a fun turkey finger puppet for Thanksgiving this year! Something 2 Offer
Give your toddler a chance to create their own turkey out of play dough. Set up this invitation to play and it’s sure to engage your little one. Fantastic Fun and Learning
Explore some science with your toddler and a cranberry sensory bin. Scoop, dump, count and enjoy cranberries with this easy to set up activity. Little Bins for Little Hands
Invite children to shake these simple corn shakers to the beat of a favorite song. Make these recycled instruments in less than 5 minutes for big noise fun! Pre-K Pages
This cute little turkey sun catcher can be placed on a window or on your fridge to add a nice touch of Thanksgiving to any space. Twitchetts
Simple activities are sometimes the best for toddlers. Allow your child to create a paper plate turkey decoration with just a little bit of prep. School Time Snippets
Practice counting and one to one correspondence by adding feathers to a play dough turkey. From Engineer to SAHM
Your toddler can use their fine motor skills with this turkey feathers fine motor activity. Fun Learning for Kids
Remember your child’s hand size this Thanksgiving with a cute handprint turkey craft. Simple Everyday MomDecorate your table with a recycled thankful turkey paper tube craft. Kids Steam Lab
With a little prep by an adult, even young toddlers can enjoy this turkey suncatcher craft. Stay at Home Educator
Count to five with these five little turkeys art project perfect for small toddler hands. I Heart Crafty Things
Create a colorful activity by making this paper punch color match turkey for your child. Laly Mom
Have you ever made a thankful hands Thanksgiving craft? Use your child’s hand as the template. Mama Smiles
Work on teaching your child their name with a feather letter turkey project. Growing Book By Book
Give your toddler a fun Thanksgiving themed placemat to look at during meal time! Kori at Home
I love that you can make these adorable Paper Turkey Finger Puppets from scraps of paper. Red Ted Art
Your child will be having so much fun with this paper plate craft that they won’t even realize they are learning all about their colous. Messy Little Monster
Create this cute cookie cutter stamped placemat just in time for Thanksgiving. Projects with Kids
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT THANKSGIVING
Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving board 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.
The Itsy Bitsy Pilgrim – This little pilgrim sails across the ocean and spends the first Thanksgiving with new friends. Little ones will love this fresh holiday spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The Itsy Bitsy Spider”!
This Little Turkey – These little turkeys have a lot of work to do to prepare for Thanksgiving! One goes to the market, one sweeps the floor, one draws pictures, one knits a sweater, and sets the table. Now they’re all ready to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Where is Baby’s Turkey? – Gobble, gobble! It’s time for Thanksgiving! In this interactive book, little ones can lift the sturdy, easy-to-lift flaps on each page to look for Baby’s turkey stuffed animal.
Round Out Your Thanksgiving Unit with These Activities:
Have fun telling the story of the first Thanksgiving over and over with these adorable Thanksgiving finger puppets!
Kids will love this easy turkey craft for Thanksgiving. It’s great for toddlers! This simple art project uses paper and a styrofoam ball to craft a turkey and work on developing those fine motor skills.
Thanksgiving Turkey Puppets made from leaves and cardstock. Easy Thanksgiving craft idea that will provide hours of fun!