Posts Tagged "thanksgiving"

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....

How-To Keep the Kids Busy While You Prep Thanksgiving Dinner

Keeping the kids busy while you prep the house for Thanksgiving isn't always easy. Instead of turning on the TV or setting up a video game marathon, try one of these easy options. Not only will the kids have fun, but you might even get a little help too! Kitchen Helpers Put your kiddo to work. The holiday meal prep isn't just for adults. Even though your young child needs to stay away from anything sharp (such as kitchen knives) or hot (such as the stove), they can still do some of the Thanksgiving dinner preparation with you. Younger kids...

Kids’ Thanksgiving Hand-Print Turkey Ideas

Hand-print turkeys are a staple when it comes to kids' Thanksgiving art activities. Trace your tot's hand, cut the hand-print out, use paper and glue (or markers) to add a face and that's it. Now you have a blank slate to create a terrifically cute turkey! If you're not sure how to dress the turkey (that is, the paper one), check out these easy, artsy options. Shaving Cream Instead of painting on feathers with regular temperas, make your own puffy paint. Add water colors to shaving cream, mix and spread the paint across the hand-print turkey. You can also add...

Thanksgiving Family Fall Leaf Craft

Gather around the holiday dinner table and telling everyone what or who you are thankful for is a Thanksgiving tradition in many families. Take this year's thankful talk up a notch with a fun-filled kids' craft. Start by gathering colorful fall leaves. With a few simple prep steps your kiddo can help the whole family to start a brand-new tradition that you can add to each year! Materials You'll Need Fall leaves Tempera paint Clear-drying school glue Paintbrushes Card stock paper Scissors Markers Double-sided tape How-To Steps Paint the leaves. Your child can add to the already colorful leaves by...

Thanksgiving Holiday Leaf Crafts for Kids

It’s fall. And those leaves are coming off the trees in piles. Instead of raking them all away, use some of your autumn leaves for a few cute kids’ Thanksgiving crafts. Take a look at the ways in which your child can transform plain fall leaves into adorable art with a Thanksgiving theme. Leaf Turkeys Grab a large leaf and glue it onto a piece of card stock paper or cardboard. The pointy parts at the top double as the turkey’s feathers. Have your child draw on a face and paint the ‘feathers’ or body with temperas. Instead of paint,...