Thanksgiving includes a lot of prep work, but one thing you don’t need to worry about is how to entertain your little pilgrims. We’ve rounded up the most awesome activity pages that will have the kids coloring, solving puzzles, and thinking about gratitude all the way up to turkey time. So grab the crayons and get printing—these pages are so fun that you might just wish you were at the kids’ table, too.

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1. Make a Match
Print out, cut up and pass out this easy memory game from Mama’s Learning Corner to keep kids busy during prep time.


2. Thanksgiving Search and Find
Your kids will love to look for all the parts of a turkey dinner! Grab this and other fun printables over at

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3. Write It Down
The kids will be able to work on their letters and get a little coloring time in when you download this tracing page from Mr. Boy the Pro Math Teacher. There are other fun sheets like mazes and letter matching too!


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4. Thankful Turkey
This activity is a great way to immortalize your Thanksgiving meal—have the kids write and draw the most memorable parts of the day. You can even print the same page next year and compare. Get the printable at How to Nest for Less.


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5. Word Scramble Placemat
Because all fine dining establishments have kid-friendly placemats, right? These particular mats come with a word scramble activity that’s just right for little learners. Download the printable at Jinxy Kids.

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6. Autumn Leaves
As the kids tackle this autumn coloring page, talk about how leaves change color in the fall. Get this printable at Make and Takes.

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7. Snoopy & Charlie Brown
Happiness is a warm puppy and a fun Thanksgiving coloring page. We love this page that features everybody’s favorite comic strip pup. Get this printable (and more!) at Best Coloring Pages for Kids.

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8. Paint-by-Number Turkey
This paint-by-numbers coloring page is as easy as 1,2,3. Little artists who like to get their artwork just right will like the easy-to-follow idea. Get this printable at Nicole’s Free Coloring Pages.



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9. Thanksgiving Mad Libs
For a giggle-inducing Thanksgiving activity, try a round (or two!) of festive Mad Libs. Get the printable over at My Sister’s Suitcase.


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10. Activity Placemat
Nix the boredom between Thanksgiving courses with a placemat that offers up many different activities (aka distractions) for the kids. Download the printable at Whatever Dee Dee Wants.

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11. Give Thanks – Dog and Cat
Animal-loving kids will have a blast with this coloring page that gives a dog and a kitty the spotlight. As they color, talk about what your own pets might be thankful for—and why you’re thankful for your furry friends. Get the printable at Coloring Pages for Kids by Mr. Adron.

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12. Pilgrims and Giant Feast
Your own Thanksgiving turkey may be more modest, but the kids will get a kick out of the giant feast on this coloring page. Will they color it a delicious golden brown or go for something a bit flashier (Blue turkey, perhaps?)? Get the printable at Raising Our Kids.

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13. Thank You for …
What are your youngsters most thankful for? Crayons? Books? Discuss and share as they decorate this fun list. Get the printable at Living Creatively.

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14. Adorable Pilgrim Boy
How cute is this pilgrim boy coloring sheet? This tiny guy just needs your little ones’ colorful attention. Download your own pages at


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15. Thanksgiving Decoder Puzzle
Do your kids love figuring out puzzles? Give their thinking caps a mini-workout with this fun decoder puzzle. Get the printable at All Kids Network.

Which coloring page will you print for your kids? Let us know in the comment section below.

—Abigail Matsumoto

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