Posts Tagged "thanksgiving"

Thanksgiving Turkey Finger Paint Art for Kids

Are you looking for a fun-filled, creative art activity that your toddler can try? Do you want an idea that's also Thanksgiving Day themed? If you're not sure where to start, this textured finger painting idea is an easy (but messy) option to try for the holiday. And bonus, it also doubles as a sensory science exploration too. Art Materials You'll Need Finger paint in fall colors (brown, yellow, red and orange) Colorful craft sand (also in fall colors) Gold or orange glitter Soft modeling clay Poster board or card stock paper Scissors (for you) Glue or a glue stick...

Thanksgiving Activities to Keep the Kids Busy

How can you keep the kids busy during your family's Thanksgiving celebration? Even though the tasty treats and main meal will fill some of their time, your children (and other young guests) needed added activities. If you're not sure what the kids should do, check out these easy holiday activities. Thanksgiving Bingo Make basic bingo boards with cardboard or poster board paper. Add holiday-themed pictures or words on the spaces. Use stickers or have the kids draw small-sized pictures onto the boards. Play the game before the meal as a way to ease into dinner or afterwards to keep the...

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Ideas

The Thanksgiving feast doesn't end on the holiday. If you have leftover turkey, potatoes and other tasty treats, check out how you can turn the rest of your menu into after-the-day meals—for breakfast. So go ahead and treat your family to the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast they could dream of. Turkey Egg English Muffin Turn yesterday's turkey into a tasty breakfast sandwich. Pull apart pieces of turkey, shredding or dicing it. Toast an English muffin, layer turkey, an egg (choose your/your child's favorite style) and cheese on top. Sneak extra veggies into your kids' sandwiches and add a slice of tomato,...

Preschool Thanksgiving Math Activities

How can you help your preschooler to learn basic math skills? Put down the flash cards and worksheets, and try these Thanksgiving themed ideas instead! Pattern Play Patterns are a basic math skill preschoolers can master. Turn your child's pattern play into a holiday craft with a few turkey-inspired touches. Give your child two colors of finger paint—brown and yellow. Have your child create a thumbprint pattern, alternating the two colors. After the paint dries, turn the patterned prints into tiny turkeys. Your child can use markers or colored pencils to draw on eyes, a beak and feathers. Counting Turkey...

Easy Tahnksgiving Activity Ideas to Keep the Kids Busy

What are your kiddos doing while you're busy in the kitchen cooking Thanksgiving dinner? If you're looking for a way to keep your children busy on the holiday, check out these easy art activities with a Thanksgiving theme! Pilgrim Puppets Turn paper bags into pilgrim puppets. Give the kids crayons or markers, black and white construction paper, scissors, a glue stick and lunch-sized paper bags. Turn the flat bags so that the flap faces out and up. Your child can draw a face on the flap, collage paper onto the bag to create clothes and make a hat with more...

Easy Thansgiving Treat Ideas

Do you need a dozen cute cupcakes, cookies or other baked goods for your kiddo's Thanksgiving party at school. Instead of spending the day in the kitchen by yourself, check out these easy ideas that the kids can help to make. Turkey Cupcake Cake Turn a box of cupcakes into a turkey-shaped cake for everyone to enjoy! Either bake your favorite recipe or use a ready-to-mix version. Arrange the bakes cupcakes into the shape of a turkey. Create a larger oval with a smaller circle at the top. Frost the cakes to look like one turkey. Add a beak and...

Thanksgiving Turkey Themed Art Activities for Kids

Are you looking for a turkey themed craft for kids? With Thanksgiving on the horizon, these artsy ideas provide the perfect outlet for creative kids to celebrate the holiday. Turkey Tracings This easy art activity only requires crayons, paper and your child's hand. Have your child open their hand and stretch their fingers out wide. Place their hand on a blank piece of paper and trace it with a crayon. Now your child is ready to decorate the hand, turning it into a Thanksgiving turkey. Draw eyes and a beak on the thumb and feathers on the fingers. Turkey Table...

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes for Kids

Are you already planning your Thanksgiving menu? Do the kids want to get in on the cooking action? Even though your young children aren't ready to use the stove or oven safely, they can help out with their own version of meal prep. Kitchen-time for kids can help them to develop key math, science and critical-thinking skills. Celebrate Thanksgiving with these easy-to-make, kid-friendly cooking ideas. Cranberry Sauce Let your kiddo pick their favorite ingredients to add to your own cranberry (or store-bought) recipe. Add in golden raisins, pine nuts, almond slivers, pineapple chunks, sliced and diced pears, orange slices, or...

Thanksgiving Gratitude Collage Craft for Kids

What is your child thankful for? Celebrating Thanksgiving is the perfect time to discuss gratitude with your little learner. If your child hasn't thought much about what they're truly thankful for, now is the time to ask. After discussing thankfulness, and the holiday at hand, it's time to get crafty. Your creative kiddo can make a gratitude collage to display on Thanksgiving. Materials You'll Need Card stock paper or poster board Child-friendly magazines Scissors Clear-drying glue or a glue stick Markers or crayons How-to Instructions Page through child-friendly magazines, looking for pictures of what your child is thankful for. Cut...

Cooking with Kids on Thanksgiving: Easy Ideas

Thanksgiving meal prep doesn't have to mean that you're stuck in the kitchen alone. This year, let the kiddos help you to create a pint-sized Thanksgiving menu. Check out these easy, no-bake turkey day recipes that your guests will enjoy! Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie Instead of baking, this kid-friendly recipes gives your child the chance to create a delicious dessert that doesn't require the use of a stove. Mix a batch of pumpkin-flavored pudding — let your child do the measuring to add in a math activity. Crumble graham crackers into a small-sized bowl or cup. Spoon the pudding on top....