Toddler Life: Thanksgiving Fun

In this post: Thanksgiving crafts, activities, and pretend! 

Hello, dear ones! I pray you’re having a blessed holiday. Even if your country doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, you can take a moment to count your blessings. I believe counting our blessings each day helps us become content and joyful people. Leeland is still too small to understand the concept of Thankfulness, but I think it’s good to build a foundation when kids are young. Kids also learn best through play. So we have lots of play in this post. Enjoy!

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  • Thankful Books~ You may remember these books from this post:

Life with Baby: Thanksgiving Tree 2015 & 2016

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  • Turkey Foot Print Craft~ We sent these to grandparents.

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  • Turkey Feather Game~ I printed out a large copy of Leeland’s face to make him our turkey. Then I poked holes into a box and stuck colorful feathers in them. He had lots of fun taking the feathers in and out. I was surprised with how long this game kept him occupied.

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  • Thankful Jars & Thankful Activities~ Meanwhile, the rest of the family wrote down our blessings in our thankful jars, and Michael chose a thankful activity each day.

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  • Fall Magnet Fun~ I got these Autumn themed magnets at the Dollar Tree. Leeland’s magnetic board is great for trips.

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  • Leeland’s Thankful Book~ I used Leeland’s handprint to make a turkey book. Inside I put all the things he should be thankful for. I strung the book up and put it on our Thankful tree as an ornament.

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  • An Early Thanksgiving with our Homeschool Group~ We had a feast with our group and took home a turkey plate craft.

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  • Michael turned his turkey plate into an ornament for the Thankful tree.

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  • You can see other turkey ornaments he’s made.

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  • Thanksgiving Pretend Play~ I made the turkey with paper bags. The mashed potatoes are cotton with felt butter. The rolls are paper bags, and the pumpkin pie is construction paper with a cotton ball glued on.

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  • The kids had snacks and watched a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving while playing.

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  • Dancing to Turkey Songs on Youtube

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  • Family Blocks~ I printed our pictures on wax paper and rubbed the ink onto the wooden blocks that Chris had cut out. I plan on making blocks with our extended family on it too.

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  • A get together with our best friends, the Chambers Family. My best friend Hannah had her twins a couple months ago and now they have five kids. All of us held a twin at one point. Chris got baby fever lol!

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While the big kids had a “Toby Mac concert” in Michael’s room…

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the little kids danced in Leeland’s room!

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Chris enjoyed rocking twins. James and Chris are super dads! 🙂

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Just for fun…the boys blowing bubbles.

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Well, I hope you’ve been inspired to have your own Thanksgiving fun. I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Happy Thanksgiving! God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

More Toddler posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/homelife/toddler-life/

Fall posts:

http://amberdover.com/category/holidays/sukkot/

http://amberdover.com/category/homelife/my-family-rocks-sundays/homeschool-ideas/fall-studies/

Tot School Ideas:

https://www.pinterest.com/doverette/tot-school/

 

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