Thanksgiving – a time for family, feasts, and heartfelt gratitude. As the holiday season approaches, we're not only counting our blessings but also creating fantastic fun for the little ones. There are plenty of Thanksgiving crafts for kids to get them creative. It’s also a fun time to think about Thanksgiving family outfit ideas to make the season more meaningful! Soon-to-be moms and parents also find Thanksgiving to be a wonderful time for a Thanksgiving pregnancy announcement, which brings the family closer. This holiday is all about togetherness, and what better way to celebrate than by engaging kids in Thanksgiving activities that foster joy, creativity, and cherished memories?


At RuffleButts, we hold the values of gratitude and family near and dear to our hearts. Just like the golden rule and unwavering gratitude guide us, we want to help you guide your little ones into the heartwarming spirit of Thanksgiving. So, let's dive into some heart-crafty things to do on this turkey day!

Thanksgiving Activities for Different Age Groups

Thanksgiving Activities for Different Age Groups


  • Turkey Craft: Gather some colored paper, googly eyes, and glue, and let your little turkey enthusiasts create their feathered friends. It's a fantastic fun activity that keeps those little hands busy.
  • Thanksgiving Color: Print out adorable Thanksgiving coloring pages featuring turkeys, pumpkins, and more. Your toddlers will have a blast coloring these heartwarming images.


  • Paper Plate Turkey Craft: Transform a simple paper plate into a turkey masterpiece with paints, feathers, and crafty little fingers. A feather-ruffling good time awaits!
  • Thanksgiving Word Search: Introduce your preschoolers to a Thanksgiving word search. It's both fun and educational, helping them develop their vocabulary while having a blast.

Elementary School Kids

  • Thanksgiving Pictionary: Turn your Thanksgiving dinner into a game night with a twist. Thanksgiving Pictionary will have everyone in splits as they draw and guess their way to victory.
  • Turkey Math: Add some math to your Thanksgiving feast. How many feathers does a turkey have? What's the total if you add pumpkin pies to apple pies? Turkey math makes learning fun!

Fun and Educational Thanksgiving Crafts

Crafting during Thanksgiving isn't just about making pretty things; it's about creating beautiful memories and fostering gratitude. Here are some crafty ideas that your little ones will adore:

  • Handprint Turkeys: Trace those little hands and turn them into adorable turkeys. It's a craft that will capture treasured family photos for years to come.
  • Indian Corn Art: Use real Indian corn to create stunning art pieces. It's a fantastic way to teach kids about the history of Thanksgiving and the symbolism behind it.
  • Thanksgiving Heart Craft: Get creative with paper, scissors, and glue. Craft heartfelt thank-you cards to show appreciation to family and friends. Gratitude, after all, is at the heart of Thanksgiving.

Cooking and Baking with Kids

What's Thanksgiving without a delicious feast? Involve your kids in meal preparation, and watch them beam with pride as they contribute to the celebration. Here are some easy and safe recipes for little chefs:

  • Mini Pumpkin Pies: Let your kids make their mini pumpkin pies. It's a tasty and fun way to enjoy the flavors of Thanksgiving.
  • Turkey-Shaped Sandwiches: Turn ordinary sandwiches into turkey-shaped delights with cookie cutters. A playful way to serve up lunch before the big Thanksgiving dinner.

Outdoor Thanksgiving Games

For some fresh air and physical activity, consider these outdoor Thanksgiving games:

  • Turkey Trot: Organize a mini Turkey Trot around your backyard or neighborhood. It's a fun way to burn off some energy before indulging in a Thanksgiving feast.
  • Turkey Hunt: Hide toy turkeys around the yard and let the kids embark on a turkey-hunting adventure. They'll love the challenge of finding those feathered friends.

Indoor Thanksgiving Activities

For those in colder climates or simply seeking indoor entertainment, these ideas will keep the family engaged:

  • Board Games: Gather around the table for board games like Monopoly, Scrabble, or your family's favorite. Board games create lasting bonds and lots of laughter.
  • Puzzles: Challenge your kids with Thanksgiving-themed puzzles. Working together to complete a puzzle promotes teamwork and problem-solving skills.

Thanksgiving Storytelling

Thanksgiving isn't just about food; it's about sharing stories and creating traditions. Here are some tips for storytelling during Thanksgiving:

  • Family Stories: Encourage family members to share stories from their past Thanksgivings. It's a wonderful way to connect generations and create a sense of continuity.
  • Create a Thanksgiving Book: Start a family tradition by creating a Thanksgiving book. Each year, add photos, drawings, and notes about what you're thankful for. It's a precious keepsake.

Giving Back: Thanksgiving Acts of Kindness

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and giving back. Teach your kids the importance of kindness and gratitude with these acts of kindness ideas:

  • Thankful Tree: Create a "Thankful Tree" where everyone can hang leaves with notes of gratitude. It's a daily reminder of the things that matter most.
  • Volunteer Together: Find local volunteer opportunities as a family. Whether it's serving at a soup kitchen or collecting donations, giving back fosters gratitude.

RuffleButts' Thanksgiving Styles

While you're making unforgettable memories with your little ones, consider dressing them in RuffleButts' delightful kids fall outfits. Check out our Brittany Blue Rib Knit Long Sleeve V-Ruffle Dress, perfect for capturing those treasured family photos. Or explore our Harvest Rainbow Gingham Long Sleeve Smocked Bubble, a fun and stylish choice for your little girl. And don't forget the Teal Buds Knit Long Sleeve Twirl Dress, ideal for creating compliments and smiles on this special day.


As we prepare to gather around the Thanksgiving table, remember that the true heart of this holiday lies in creating lasting memories with loved ones, especially the little ones. From turkey crafts to heartfelt storytelling and acts of kindness, these Thanksgiving activities for kids are sure to make this holiday season unforgettable. At RuffleButts, we're thankful for your support, and we hope you have a fantastic, fun, and heartwarming Thanksgiving with your family!