Thanksgiving is all about sharing and caring. Families gather for this festival to show gratitude for all that they have.
In today’s time when intolerance is digging its roots deep in our society, this is an important concept that our kids need to understand. And nothing is better than a fun Thanksgiving activity to teach them that.
Kindergarten Thanksgiving activities are a great idea to teach small children about the festival and what it entails. When they perform activities together, it promotes the feeling of harmony and togetherness amongst them.
This has a long-lasting effect on their personality. This article is all about Thanksgiving-themed activities to do with your kids this year.
These will help them explore gratitude in a fun and crafty way.
Great Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving activities and crafts are a form of learning through play.
You can easily engage the kids in colorful, hands-on learning projects and the best part is, they will do all the work without even realizing it.
Here are some great activities you can get them to partake in.
Since Thanksgiving is all about being grateful, our first activity is a fun way to teach thankfulness.
It involves everyone counting their blessings or things that they are grateful for and displaying them on a colorful turkey cut-out. You can prepare the turkeys in advance or have the kids make them themselves.
The supplies you will need are colored, drawing sheets, scissors, glue, and some markers.
First, draw and cut a circle for the turkey head. Also, draw and cut out feathers from colored sheets. Glue them together, with the head on the center and the feathers around it.
Lastly, draw and cut out legs. Attach them to the turkey. Use a marker to draw the turkey face. For inspiration, check out PocketOfPreSchool.com.
Once the turkey is ready, each kid will think of the things they are thankful for and draw them on each feather one by one. When complete, you can have them display and explain their drawings to the whole class.
It is an excellent way of promoting togetherness. They will understand what gratefulness is and what it feels like to be thankful.
What Supplies Are Needed For These Activities?
A parent’s worst fear is their kid asking for an unlimited amount of art supplies.
While they certainly are useful, they all pile up to cost a lot of money.
The good news is that our list of activities is all about using regular teaching supplies and everyday household items to make amazing crafts.
Yes, some of them do require unique objects, but those won’t cost you much. Other than those, our list of activities will require:
While there are many types of glue available in the market, the one we have used is glue paste.
You will need white glue paste for gluing purposes for thankful turkey, pilgrim hat holders, and cupcake liner turkeys. This can be messy, so you have to be hands-on. But then again, where’s the fun without a little mess?
Printables are an essential part of our Thanksgiving activity list. From learn your roots to printable Arthur activity templates, all the activities utilize printables in one way or another.
However, these are all free to download and print, so you can print as many of you need.
Crafting without colorful paper? Not possible. The sight of them is enough to get the kids excited. Thanksgiving is incomplete without fall colors.
That’s why many of our activities have turned the sober turkey bird into a colorful being – and all you need is paper.
So you have your printables, crafting supplies, and glue, but what will you do with them if you don’t have your basic stationery?
Of course, kids will need their pencils, erasers, and scissors to get things going. You might also need some string for lacing Thanksgiving garlands too.
Gratitude and thankfulness are vast concepts. You need years to grasp them correctly.
The best thing is to start early. We arranged this list of kindergarten Thanksgiving activities to help you teach this to your children in a smart and fun way.
Doing them together will enable them to learn and empathize at the same time. What we learn at an early age sticks with us throughout our lives.
These fun crafts will remind them to be thankful for all the blessings they have, even if it is the most insignificant.