Thanksgiving games and crafts for kids

Thanksgiving is kind of our jam...

...It's all about gratitude and CHOOSING to acknowledge how incredibly fruitful our lives really are. 

And to celebrate we've put together these memory making activities you can do with your house full of little's that will make your holiday unforgettable!

1. Turkey "Tag" 

This is a great way to let the kiddos do a craft that then moves into an outdoor game (unless you're into hordes of kids running through your house - but we wouldn't recommend it. :) ).  Each player constructs their own turkey.  Once everyone is finished, an adult clips a turkey on the back of each player's shirt.  Then let them GO!  The object is to grab as many turkeys as you can while avoiding having yours taken.  If your turkey is taken, you're out for the remainder of the round.  The player that catches the most turkey's wins!    

Turkey Tag to make Thanksgiving Unforgettable

What you'll need:

  1.  A clothespin for every player
  2. A gluestick, whiteglue, or hot glue gun (your choice)
  3. Black, Orange, and Red markers
  4. A leaf for every player. 
Turkey Tag Thanksgiving materials
First, have each player take a clothes pin and use the markers to draw a turkey face on it (beak pointed down toward metal piece.

First, have each player take a clothes pin and use the markers to draw a turkey face on it (beak pointed down toward metal piece.

Next, have each player detach the stems from their leaf.

Next, have each player detach the stems from their leaf.

To finish off each player's turkey, simply place glue on the back bottom of each leaf and stick to clip behind the turkey face.  Now, open the back door and let them have at it! 

To finish off each player's turkey, simply place glue on the back bottom of each leaf and stick to clip behind the turkey face. 

Now, open the back door and let them have at it! 


2. Find the Feather

This is a game that could span the entirety of your Thanksgiving get together or just be a quick activity to do while the pie's cool down. Totally up to you. Each player will be on the lookout for feathers throughout the house.  There are 3 different sizes of feathers, each with a respective point value.  The person with the most points at the end of the party (or quick game) is the winner! 

What you'll need:

  1. Construction paper
  2. Scissors 
  3. Pencil 
Find the feather thanksgiving craft and game supplies
First, draw a small, medium, and large feather on each piece of construction paper.

First, draw a small, medium, and large feather on each piece of construction paper.

Then cut out each, fraying the sides like feathers. 

Then cut out each, fraying the sides like feathers. 

Then, write how many points the feather is worth.  The smallest feathers should be assigned the most points as they will be harder to find. 

Then, write how many points the feather is worth.  The smallest feathers should be assigned the most points as they will be harder to find. 


3. Gratitude Bowl

This one is a small gift from Zen Pig! 

Attached are 12 gratitude "cards" and 1 Thanksgiving wildcard (HERE and HERE).  Simply download, cut out, put in a bowl!  Have the players pick one and answer the cue.  If they pull the wildcard they get to choose anything they are grateful for and receive a small treat designated before the game. 

Download. 

Download. 

Cut.

Cut.

Play! 

Play! 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

We are so grateful for YOU, your support, as well and your commitment to nurturing gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, and much more in the next generation!  

Really - thank YOU! 

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