Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many—from pumpkin pie to turkey dinners, what’s not to love? Thanksgiving is for all to enjoy—even your preschooler. Here are some great ways to engage your child in the fun that comes with this fall holiday.
Everyone knows that one of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the delicious food! Kiddos can have just as much fun in the kitchen as you can. Bake a pumpkin pie or have them decorate sugar cookies with fall colors and sprinkles. Let them help mash potatoes, or add marshmallows to the sweet potato casserole! Chances are, your little helper will be more willing to try foods that he helped make!
Fall is a great time to get some lovely family pictures for all to enjoy. Dress up the whole family in fall colors and spend the afternoon taking photos that you can look back on for years to come.
With the temperature dropping and the sky a beautiful blue, the possibilities for fun with your kiddos outdoors are practically endless. Visit a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins, or go apple picking and finish the day with some yummy apple cider. You don’t have to go far for outdoor fun during Thanksgiving—rake your front lawn and let your kiddos play in the piles of leaves.
Crafts and Games
From Thanksgiving Bingo (printables available online) to pumpkin seed crafts, your little ones can spend hours with Thanksgiving games and crafts. With some pumpkin seeds, paper, and some markers, your little one can design his own pumpkin seed tree. Have your kiddos color a good amount of pumpkin seeds, and then draw a large tree on some paper. Glue the pumpkin seeds onto the paper as colorful leaves, and there you have it!
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