Thanksgiving Theme Learning Ideas and Resources
Preschool Thanksgiving Resources
Now is a terrific time to get the little ones involved in the pre-holiday planning of the upcoming festivities.
- Learn how to set the table.
- Create a special Thanksgiving Centerpiece.
- Learn proper table manners.
- Bake holiday cookies, pumpkin bread or pumpkin pies.
Did You Know?
- The male turkey is called a tom.
- The female turkey is called a hen.
- Baby turkeys are called poults and are tan and brown.
- A large group of turkeys is called a flock.
Thanksgiving is a time to share family stores and traditions. Create lasting memories the children will remember fondly and share with their young ones to come. Traditions are part of every families heritage and create special bonds between the members of that family. The tradition doesn't have to be expensive, time consuming or elaborate but something that you do each and every year and be enjoyable for everyone.
My sister learned to make pumpkin bread in a can with the top cut off when she was in junior high. She was so thrilled that she began to bake pumpkin bread each year for the family. It a memory that always makes me smile.
Preschool Craft Ideas
- Print and Color Turkey
- Colonial America (Easy Make & Learn Projects) - by Donald M. Silver
- Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
- All New Crafts for Thanksgiving - by Kathy Ross
- Thanksgiving Day Crafts - by Jean Eick
- Thanksgiving Crafts, Decorations, Worksheets, Activities, and Printouts
- Thanksgiving Preschool Activities & Crafts
- Thanksgiving Activities, Crafts and Coloring Pages - Kids Soup
Online Books, Games and Articles
- Create your own Pilgrahoan with real Idahoan Potatoes
- The Three Sisters: A Native American Curriculum for Thanksgiving - by: Fran Wisniewski
- Pumpkin Fun! - by Diane Flynn Keith
- Cranberry Fun! - by Diane Flynn Keith
- A Tall Turkey Tale - by Jean Warren
- Thanksgiving Games - A Kid's Heart
Songs and Poems
- Turkey Poems and Songs
- Thanksgiving Music & Songs
- Thanksgiving Songs & Rhymes
- Preschool Thanksgiving Songs and Music
- Thanksgiving Songs & Poems
Preschool Books to Read
- Thanksgiving Mice! - by H. L. Ross
- The Story of the Pilgrims - by H. L. Ross
- The Story of Thanksgiving - by Nancy J. Skarmeas
- Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving - by Dav Pilkey
- Thanksgiving on Plymouth Plantation
- 10 Fat Turkeys - by Tony Johnston
- Five Silly Turkeys - Salina Yoon
- My First Thanksgiving - by Tomie dePaola
- Spot's Thanksgiving - by Eric Hill
DVD's to Watch
Just For Moms
A Story for the Kids
Remember to be thankful this Thanksgiving!