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50+ Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids for the Classroom

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As soon as November is over, it’s turkey time! Kids will love the celebration of Thanksgiving (and their upcoming school break) with these fun Thanksgiving activities for kids.

There are so many fun ways to learn and play with these Thanksgiving school activity ideas.

Kids will love these Thanksgiving activities for kids that are perfect Thanksgiving activities for the classroom!

Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

If you want more Thanksgiving learning tools, check out our list of Thanksgiving printables, and our Thanksgiving STEM activities and Thanksgiving engineering activities!

These simple Thanksgiving ideas are all classroom-friendly and will work well in groups of kids between Kindergarten and fifth grade.

Some activities are also suitable for preschoolers and would be fun to try as an after-school activity.

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50+ of the Best Thanksgiving Activities for Elementary Kids

Kids of all ages will love these hands-on Thanksgiving crafts and activities. Try one right before Thanksgiving break, or do several spread out in November.

You can even try some at home on Thanksgiving day to keep the kiddos occupied until food is ready.

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Classroom-Friendly Thanksgiving Activities

Try these Thanksgiving activities in the classroom this November!

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Books About Thanksgiving

These books about Thanksgiving are perfect to read to students during November!

Thanksgiving in the WoodsThanksgiving in the WoodsThe Thanksgiving StoryThe Thanksgiving StoryThanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks! (Reading Railroad)The Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R))The Story of the Pilgrims (Pictureback(R))

Creative Thanksgiving Activities for the Classroom

These Thanksgiving activity ideas can be done in the classroom or at home!

Most of these Thanksgiving STEAM activities have an educational twist!

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Make taste-safe Cranberry Slime as a fun November science activity!

This Thanksgiving twist on the Turkey Egg Drop is a lot of fun!

Make these Egg Carton Turkeys and decorate your Thanksgiving classroom!

These Salt Crystal Feathers not only teach science, but they look beautiful too!

Make popcorn dance using a chemical reaction!

Get a little messy when you make cranberry slime!

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Fall leaf slime is also a fun fall craft favorite for kids.

Transform fall leaves into crystal art masterpieces when you make salt crystal leaves!

Don’t miss out on these November STEM challenges.

And the Thanksgiving STEM activity pack has over 40 fun activity ideas for kids!

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Make your own salt crystal pumpkins and learn about science and have a fun craft at the same time!

Try your hand at creating a pumpkin volcano! It’s a fun way to combine science and art.

Learn about the parts of a pumpkin when you make a pumpkin density tower.

These pumpkin books for preschoolers teach young kids the science of pumpkins.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity idea?

How does your class celebrate Thanksgiving?

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