Looking for some last-minute ideas for Thanksgiving activities? Well, the web is here to help with a wide variety of fun printable activities for kids. From crossword puzzles to coloring pages and games, there are plenty websites that offer a wide variety of entertaining Thanksgiving activities that will keep your kids busy while you do the cooking:
You can find links to some great Thanksgiving mazes for younger and older kids here. They can help an Indian find some corn; help some Pilgrims find their hats; and help another Pilgrim find a poor, unlucky turkey. (The mazes are arranged in order from easiest to most difficult.)
Here’s a fun site that allows you to create your own holiday-themed Bingo game. When you get to Step 2, which asks for you to choose your theme, simply select “Thanksgiving Bingo” and finish selecting the other options. (The Bingo cards also double as coloring pages if you choose the black and white option.) Now all you have to do is print a few Bingo cards to play with using the instructions on the site.
Here are a few Thanksgiving coloring pages that feature live (and cooked!) turkeys, Pilgrims, Indians, and cornucopias. You can find a few more Thanksgiving themed coloring pages on this website, and a fun and educational color-by-letters turkey here.
Print out a fun Thanksgiving madlib that lets you create your own wacky Thanksgiving tale here. Madlibs are always great for a good laugh, and it’s easy to make your own by creating your own Thanksgiving story with a few strategically-placed blanks for words, as well.
Here is a crossword puzzle that will challenge your child’s knowledge of Thanksgiving, and here’s a challenging and fun Thanksgiving word search.
Children who are learning the alphabet might enjoy this alphabetic dot-to-dot turkey coloring page.
For kids who are more web-savvy, this website has links to tons of fun online Thanksgiving games, like Turkey Bowling and Tic Tac Turkey.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to keep your kids entertained and even help them learn a little. Simply print out a bunch of these activities and staple them together to form fun Thanksgiving activity books for your kids, or just print out single pages with the types of games and puzzles you think your child would enjoy most. They’ll be having fun while learning (and letting you get your cooking done!) Happy Thanksgiving!