9 Fun New Story Time Activities To Do This Thanksgiving


The first year I tried to teach my kids about Thanksgiving didn’t go very well. We did an activity where they took pictures, with my help, of things they were thankful for. 

The trouble was (and I didn’t realize this until we were done), all the pictures were of toys. Not exactly what I was going for.

9 Story-time Activities to do this Thanksgiving - crafts, learning activities, and picture books for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten and early elementary kids

Kids don’t always understand Thanksgiving very well. 

Picture books can help them comprehend the holiday better. I’ve brought together a group of creative moms to
give you craft and activity ideas for 9 different Thanksgiving-themed stories.


Here are all nine books and activities for you to choose from. Or choose more than one…

(Books and Giggles)
Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving
10 Fat Turkeys Counting Backwards Activity 
(Raising Little Superheroes)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Craft for Kids Using a Paper Plate
(Preschool Toolkit)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving

Thankful Turkey Kid Craft and Book 
(The Resourceful Mama)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving

Give Thanks Each Day Thankful Tree
(Crafty Mama in ME)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving

3-D Coffee Filter Turkey
(Books and Giggles)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving
Create Your Own Blessings Jar 
(Enjoy the Learning Journey)

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving

I wanted to make sure we had something about the history of Thanksgiving as well, so at the last minute I threw together this simple craft to go with a lovely story about the first Thanksgiving.

Simple Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrims 
(Books and Giggles )

Roundup of story time kids activities for Thanksgiving
These fun, new activities will be so much fun to try with the kids this Thanksgiving. I know they’ll help my own children understand the larger reason for the holiday. We have a lot to be thankful for.


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