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31+ Fun & Frugal Thanksgiving Activities & Freebies for Kids
Posted By Crystal Paine On November 12, 2012 @ 3:00 am In Children,Family life,Holidays,Home Educating,Mothering | 11 Comments
By Crystal Paine , Contributing Writer
Looking for some inexpensive and simple Thanksgiving-related activities for your tots, preschoolers, or grade schoolers? I've culled the internet and put together a list of over 31 of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed activity ideas, plus a number of free downloads and printables. Enjoy!
Play Turkey Color Bingo .
Stitch some Thanksgiving Turkey Finger Puppets .
Create your own Pilgrim Hat .
Sew turkeys  from old socks and felt.
Use toilet paper and paper towel rolls to construct Pilgrim and Native American centerpieces . Or, you could also make these Pilgrim Finger Puppets .
Sew a Button Turkey .
Play the Roll a Turkey Game .
Create What I'm Thankful For Oven Mitt Books  with your preschooler.
Cut out your handprints to make this I Am Thankful For... Turkey craft .
Create a Gratitude Jar  -- Paper Coterie has free printables  to make this really easy to do! You can also read about helping your kids create their own Gratitude Journal  over at Let's Lasso the Moon. (And, later this week, Courtney  will give us her family's version of a gratitude journal here at Keeper of the Home!)
Make a Thanksgiving Gratitude Chain  with these free printables from Silver Box Creative.
Create this cute Thankful Turkey  from yarn and construction paper.
KC Edventures has a list of 10 Thanksgiving Books to Read . You can find another great list of Thanksgiving-themed picture books here . We requested these from our library!
Free Homeschooling Unit Study on Pilgrims  -- This unit study has free printables to aid you in studying about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. It's geared for preschool through 5th grade. You can also find a free One-Week Study on Pilgrims here .
Free 138-Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack  -- Creative Learning Fun is offering a huge 138-page Thanksgiving Printable Pack with activities for preschoolers and kindergarteners. You can also download a free Thanksgiving Printable Pack from Homeschool Creations  and a free 121-Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack from 3 Dinosaurs. 
Free Thanksgiving Math Printable Pack  -- RoyalBaloo has a free downloadable Thanksgiving Math Pack with printable math activities for Kindergartners and First Graders.
Free Thanksgiving Tot Pack  -- Our Little Monkeys has a free downloadable Thanksgiving Tot Pack available. You can also download a free Thanksgiving Preschool Pack  and a free Thanksgiving Tot Kit .
Free Turkey Printable Pack  -- 2 Teaching Mommies has a Turkey Printable Pack available to download for free.
More Ideas: Find 40 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids Ideas here , 36 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities here , and Montessori-Inspired Activities here . And don't forget to check out the 30 Pumpkin Recipes, Crafts, and Ideas here. 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/?p=19983
 Crystal Paine: http://www.moneysavingmom.com
 Turkey Footprints: http://royalbaloo.com/turkey-footprints/
 Turkey Spice Handprints: http://www.twobigtwolittle.com/2012/09/thanksgiving-spice-handprint-turkey.html
 Turkey Color Bingo: http://learningandteachingwithpreschoolers.blogspot.com/2009/11/turkey-color-bingo.html
 Image: http://www.tipjunkie.com/paper-crafts/36-thanksgiving-activities-and-kids-crafts-kids-activities/
 Frog Prince Paperie: http://frogprincepaperie.com/2010/11/tutorial-thanksgiving-turkey-finger-puppets.html
 Pilgrim Hat: http://artplatter.com/2011/11/how-to-make-a-pilgrim-hat-thanksgiving-craft/
 Sew turkeys: http://www.parents.com/holiday/thanksgiving/crafts/simple-thanksgiving-day-crafts/?page=11#page=13
 construct Pilgrim and Native American centerpieces: http://www.bhg.com/thanksgiving/crafts/kids-thanksgiving-centerpiece/
 Pilgrim Finger Puppets: http://crafts.slides.kaboose.com/322-thanksgiving-crafts/9
 Image: http://countingcoconuts.blogspot.com/2009/11/button-turkey.html
 Roll a Turkey Game: http://www.lemonsqueezyhome.com/2010/11/homemade-butter-and-roll-turkey.html
 What I'm Thankful For Oven Mitt Books: http://www.spottedcanary.com/What_I%E2%80%99m_Thankful_For_Preschooler_Oven_Mitt_Book.htm
 I Am Thankful For... Turkey craft: http://funhandprintart.blogspot.com/2009/11/thankful-turkey-hands-craft.html
 Image: http://www.papercoterie.com/blog/a-jar-full-of-gratitude/
 helping your kids create their own Gratitude Journal: http://letslassothemoon.com/2012/11/01/kids-gratitude-journal/
 Courtney: http://www.simplynurtured.com
 Create a Thankful Tree: http://www.aholyexperience.com/2012/11/a-christian-family-thanksgiving-activity-the-thanks-giving-tree-free-printable/
 Thanksgiving Gratitude Chain: http://silverboxcreative.com/blog/2010/11/i-am-thankful-for-printables/
 Thankful Turkey: http://www.parents.com/holiday/thanksgiving/crafts/simple-thanksgiving-day-crafts/?page=11#page=1
 Image: http://www.kcedventures.com/blog/kids-thanksgiving-books
 great list of Thanksgiving-themed picture books here: http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/04/early-settlers-2-pilgrims.html
 Free Pilgrim Paper dolls: http://polyarts.wordpress.com/2008/12/12/holiday-paper-doll-page1/
 free printable Pilgrim Paper Dolls here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B-lm0ZsrXVngY2JhMDM1NDEtNjJiMi00NDI5LThlMmMtNmVhMTMxMjUzY2Ew/edit?pli=1&hl=en
 Free Homeschooling Unit Study on Pilgrims: http://www.inallyoudo.net/2012/10/31/pilgrim-unit-free-printables/
 free One-Week Study on Pilgrims here: http://strangersandpilgrimsonearth.blogspot.com/p/presenting-pilgrims-one-week-study.html
 Image: http://www.homeschoolcreations.net/2011/11/thanksgiving-printable-pack-free/
 Free 138-Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack: http://creativelearningfun.blogspot.com/2012/11/free-thanksgiving-pack.html
 free 121-Page Thanksgiving Printable Pack from 3 Dinosaurs.: http://3dinosaurs.com/wordpress/index.php/free-thanksgiving-pack/
 Free Thanksgiving Math Printable Pack: http://royalbaloo.com/thanksgiving-kindergarten-1st-math-pack/
 Free Thanksgiving Tot Pack: http://mamasmonkeys.blogspot.com/2011/10/thanksgiving-tot-pack.html
 free Thanksgiving Preschool Pack: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/PreschoolPacksThanksgiving.html
 free Thanksgiving Tot Kit: http://www.lawteedah.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-tot-kits.html
 Free Turkey Printable Pack: http://www.2teachingmommies.com/2011/11/turkeys-expanded.html
 40 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids Ideas here: http://www.oneperfectdayblog.net/2012/11/08/thanksgiving-crafts-and-activities-for-kids/
 Montessori-Inspired Activities here: http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/11/14/montessori-monday-montessori-inspired-thanksgiving-activities/
 30 Pumpkin Recipes, Crafts, and Ideas here.: http://www.keeperofthehome.org/2012/10/jump-into-fall-with-over-30-pumpkin-ideas.html
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