Thanksgiving Preschool Activities

Thanksgiving preschool activities that include crafts, games, sensory activities, free printables and recipes to help celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Canada is Monday, October 8, 2012.
Thanksgiving in the USA is Thursday, November 22, 2012.

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Crafts Help your child celebrate this holiday with these Thanksgiving crafts including making clay pumpkins, a multi colored turkey hand craft or a foot and hands turkey.

Gobble, gobble, cook me!(Duck Duck Goose) and turkey hide and seek

Sensory Activity: Pumpkin pie scented playdough is a fantastic thanksgiving sensory activity for your preschooler!

Pumpkin Pie scented Playdough:
(Not for eating)
5 1/2 cups flour
2 cups Salt
8 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 cup oil
1 container (1 1/2 oz.) Pumpkin Pie spice
orange food coloring (2 Parts yellow, 1 part red)
4 cups of water

Heat over low heat mixing together, let cool and then play!


Quick Pumpkin Pudding

1 pkg.(5 oz. vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 can (15 oz.)Nestle Carnation Evaporated low fat 2% milk
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 pint (2 cups)whipping cream, whipped to soft peaks

1.Beat pudding mix and evaporated milk according to package directions in large bowl.
2.Refrigerate for 5 minutes
3. Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice;mix well.
4. Spoon into dessert dishes
5. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until ready to serve.
6. Top with whipping cream.

Free Thanksgiving Printables:
turkey coloring page

Story time: Read The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks by Stan and Jan Berenstain and have your child help you prepare "Thankful Baskets" of goodies for people who you are thankful for.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

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Creative Playdough Ideas for Kids is a 32 page e-book that is downloadable in PDF format, and provides simple, step by step instructions for a variety of creations with full color photos throughout. Playdough creations include cat, turtle, lion, snail, pig, snowman, snake, two rose methods, daisy, daffodil, ladybug, faces, cup and saucer, a heart of flowers, fruit and butterfly.

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Whether you are a Pre-School Teacher, Day Home provider or a busy Mom with little kids trying to find some inside activities on a cold/rainy day, here is a great resource for many more craft ideas for little kids. It is jam packed (200pages) full of great age-appropriate crafts. As a thank you for buying the book Chris Yates (the author) gives you the second book free. You can download this ebook or get the printed version.It's called Little Kid Crafts For All Seasons

ABC Fun & 1-2-3

ABC Fun & 1-2-3 is a preschool programme that gives you alphabet-based activities each week, alphabet crafts, alphabetized nursery rhymes, number and counting activities, as well as a list of recommended, quality children's stories to read aloud together as you and your children adventure through the alphabet, one letter per week. All the hard work and planning is done for you - for less than $1 per week, you just open up the book and start the A-B-C fun!

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