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Thanksgiving with Kids

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa…
You’ve been caught!
  Slowly put down the mistletoe and let’s focus on Thanksgiving for a second.

I know, I know – I’m excited about Christmas, too.  In fact, it’s taking every fiber of my being to not “deck the halls!”  I’m right there with ya’ – I don’t know who much longer I can hold out…I give it until tomorrow.  😉
I-tell-ya’-what, let’s cheat, we’ll turn up the Christmas music AND participate in a little bit of Thanksgiving fun.  Deal?!

So, here we go…

I found some super cute Thanksgiving ideas/crafts/treats (via Pinterest and Google) to do/make with/for the kids!

Family and the Lake House - Thanksgiving with Kids - Activities, Crafts, Recipes

Aren’t these chocolate covered Rice Krispie turkeys adorable?!

Gobble, gobble!
Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispies Treat Turkey Pops | Click for 30 DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids to Make | Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers to Make:

The kids would love these construction covered turkey juice boxes!

DIY Thanksgiving Juice Box Turkey Craft, a perfect addition for kids' table fun during the holiday season.:

This craft would be perfect to keep the kids entertained while you whip the potatoes.

Paper Plate Turkey Craft using Tissue Paper - Easy Thanksgiving craft for kids to make | CraftyMorning.com:

We may have to hand out these “turkey toes” to Henry’s pre-school class!

Family and the Lake House – Thanksgiving with Kids – Activities, Crafts, Recipes
I mean, come on…this one is just too cute…

Turkey Veggie Straw snack, fast and eeasy healthy snack for kids. Perfect for Thanksgiving:

I’m not a huge fan of candy corn (I mean, I’ll still eat it…I’ll eat almost anything sweet), but this is just too cool and whoever thought of this idea should receive some sort of award!

Halloween Treat! Candy Corn on the Cob ! So doing this for the kids Halloween parties this year!:

Here’s a great idea for a cheap and fun game for the kiddos.

Stuff the Turkey Game. Perfect for preschool or elementary school Thanksgiving parties! This is so easy to make, and the kids have a blast stuffing the turkey! - KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Do you have older kids?  This Thanksgiving charades game could be a blast!

Thanksgiving Charades:  Fun for the whole family!:

This project could be fun to make after Thanksgiving dinner…

Family and the Lake House - Thanksgiving with Kids - Activities, Crafts, Recipes

I thought this little guy could be fun to have at a kid’s table with fun little things inside (stickers, funny straws, crayons, etc.).

crafts for thanksgiving

I may have to make this “feather letter turkey” with the kids at some point this week.

Learning your name with a Thanksgiving themed activity from growingbookbybook.com:

Lastly, these turkey snack bags could be beneficial if you’re traveling with the kiddos!

Turkey Thanksgiving Snack Bags - wish I'd seen these when I was still teaching!:

Aren’t people so creative?!

I hope you found some inspiration for some Thanksgiving fun with the kids!

How is Thanksgiving already next week?!


Welp, I’m off to go work on a Christmas post.  LOL!


Marie 🙂

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  1. What great ideas! I'm definitely going to try a couple out with the kiddos. We always do Thanksgiving Bingo every year too.

    And I'm with you – I just can't decorate yet – I've always been a day after Thanksgiving Christmas decorator and I don't think that will ever change…but I do listen to Christmas pretty much all of November LOL

  2. Hahahaha, you caught me!! Yes, I'm one of THOSE. I used to always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate, but being as how we're so busy now with the little ones AND I put SOOOO much stuff up (so it takes forever) I start decorating around mid-November. I figure, if it's gonna take me two weeks to get it up, I better put it up early enough for us to enjoy it for a while. We always wait to get our tree until the day after Thanksgiving, though, because we get a real one and we wouldn't want it to be brown by the time Christmas came around. Hahahaha.

  3. I saw that candy corn turned into a corn cob craft for the first time this year. My mind was blown!

    No Christmas anything here until after Thanksgiving…gotta respect the turkey!

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