Ten Thanksgiving Activities And Crafts For Your Family!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with that in mind, we have rounded up 10 different Thanksgiving activities and crafts to keep your kids busy during their holiday break! 

Thanksgiving activities and crafts

  1. I’m sure everyone has done the thing where you sit down for Thanksgiving dinner and then go around the table to share something you’re grateful for. What better way to shake things up than by throwing a bag of Skittles into the mix? Get the fun tutorial for the Skittles Gratitude Game at PlayPartyPlan.com!
  2. Fancy a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt? This free printable provides 20 clues that lead kids {and adults!} to a fun Thanksgiving surprise at the end.
  3. After indulging in a delicious Thanksgiving meal, beat the food coma with these free printable Thanksgiving word search puzzles
  4. Have your littles reflect on who and/or what they are truly thankful for this year by crafting a “Thankful Pie” together.
  5. Play a round of Thanksgiving Charades with the entire family!
  6. This Thanksgiving edition of “Would You Rather?” might just be the perfect game for those long holiday road trips.
  7. For those that love a good DIY, this Confetti-Stuffed Turkey doubles as an adorable kids’ table centerpiece as well as hilarious post-party entertainment! We recommend stuffing it with candy as well!  
  8. The holiday season is all about the sweets, and what better way to bring everyone to the table than with a fresh batch of cookies? Bake up any of these Thanksgiving cookies and let everyone decorate them together!
  9. Give back to our hometown by serving as a volunteer! There are so many opportunities to help; find the right opportunity by plugging in your zip code here.
  10. Wind down after a busy day with a fun Thanksgiving movie marathon. Here’s a list of 45 Thanksgiving-themed movies to get you started! 

What does your family have planned for Thanksgiving? Do you have any fun activities and crafts planned? We would love to know– leave us a comment below so we can add it to our list! 


  1. 40 Fun Thanksgiving Games to Entertain the Whole Family by Woman’s Day
  2. Teachers Pay Teachers
  3. 40 Best Thanksgiving Games to Play with the Family This November by Country Living
  4. 30 Fun Thanksgiving Activities to Bring Together the Whole Family by The Pioneer Woman


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Cindy was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. She has a BS from the University of Texas at Austin in elementary education and a M.Ed in curriculum and instruction from Houston Baptist University. Cindy married her high school sweetheart, Stuart, after 10 years of dating. Stuart and Cindy are the parents of two beautiful girls and an adorable miniature schnauzer. In her spare time, Cindy loves to bake and try new recipes. In fact, her greatest ambition in life is to be a contestant on the Great American Baking Show one day. Cindy is also a huge Backstreet Boys fan and has seen them live in concert 9 times! Cindy has enjoyed writing her entire life and loves being a contributor for HMB.


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