With Thanksgiving right around the corner, chances are you are getting ready for a day of feasting and family festivities. If you're hosting a large group, it's likely to get quite hectic in the kitchen, which is why we put together a list of fun and free Thanksgiving activities for kids to keep them engaged during your busy preparations.
To get started, fire up your PIXMA All-In-One printer, and prep all of the printable Thanksgiving crafts ahead of the big day. With these free Thanksgiving printables and our crafty tips, you can be sure to keep your stress level low and your kids happy!
DIY Thanksgiving Crafts
From turkeys to scarecrows, there are so many great characters to bring to life with fun Thanksgiving arts and crafts. Design and draw your own puppets by hand, or use your PIXMA All-In-One printer printer to print out these Thanksgiving printables. Cut your puppets out and glue them to colorful popsicle sticks. Consider prepping your puppets a day or two before the Thanksgiving 2019 date (what day is Thanksgiving 2019, you might be wondering? Thursday, November 28th!). Perfect for kids of all ages, a Thanksgiving-themed puppet show is a great way to kick off the festivities!
Thanksgiving Games for Kids
Your kids have probably learned all about the Pilgrims and Native Americans in school. Have them show off their acting skills and bring the story of Thanksgiving to life with festive DIY costumes. Pull together a costume in minutes with our Thanksgiving printables, which include a Pilgrim hat and shoe buckle, plus Native American feathers. As for the skit itself, leave the script and stage direction up to your kids. Who knows? You may even be surprised by how much more they know about the holiday than you do!
Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
One of our go-to Thanksgiving activities for kids, coloring is always a great way to keep your kids happily entertained. Instead of their usual coloring books, why not set them up with these printable Thanksgiving coloring pages––and plenty of markers and crayons, of course! Pumpkins, corn stalks, squash, apple pies and cornucopias are all timeless Thanksgiving images. Print out a few copies of this giant Thanksgiving color by number
using your PIXMA All-In-One. Your kids can team up on one print-out, or each tackle their own. Either way, they'll have a blast coloring––and you'll have plenty of decorations to display at next year's Thanksgiving party.
No matter which of these Thanksgiving activities for kids you choose, be sure to use your PIXMA All-In-One printer, to get the party started!