Thanksgiving involves 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.
Turkey Day Placemat
With this placemat from My Sister’s Suitcase, your kids definitely won’t be bored during dinner. It has word scrambles, turkey-tac-toe and opportunities for your little artist to draw and color. To get the printable, click here.
A Bit of Everything
Remind your little ones what Thanksgiving is all about with this printable from Hello Moments. In addition to a word hunt and tic-tac-toe, they’ll get to write a poem and jot down what they’re thankful for. Click here to get the printable.
Count It Out
We love this cute coloring page from 1 + 1 + 1 = 1, especially since it has enough details to keep the little ones busy for quite a while. Click here to get the printable, plus another adorable page with a turkey to color in.
If your kiddo loves mazes, they’ll definitely have a ball with this one from Brainy Maze. They can also color it in when they’re done. To grab the printable (along with other fall-themed mazes), click here.
Connect the Dots
Kiddos can get some quiet time in while filling in this turkey connect-the-dots page from Big Activities. There’s also another version available that uses the alphabet instead of numbers. Click here to get the printable.
Challenge your kids to write something they’re thankful for on each of these cute cards from What We Do All Day. Or you can have them make personalized place cards for the table. The sky’s the limit with these cards—click here to print them.
Thankful Coloring Page
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.
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 crayola.com.
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.
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.
As the kids tackle this autumn coloring page, talk about how leaves change color in the fall. Get this printable at Make and Takes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adorable Pilgrim Boy
How cute is this pilgrim boy coloring sheet? This tiny guy just needs your little one's colorful attention. Download your own pages at familyholiday.net.
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.
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