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Thanksgiving Activity

Thanksgiving and Family

Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Turkey craft


Children will be able to identify one-to-one correspondences.
Children will use number sense.


  • Paper plates

  • Crayons

  • Safety scissors

  • Grocery store flyers

  • Glue stick



Before singing the song below, discuss with children what kind of food their family eats for Thanksgiving. List the food items on a large piece of paper or the board.

We Eat Turkey
(Tune: Are You Sleeping?)
We eat turkey 
We eat turkey 
Oh so good 
Oh so good 
Always on Thanksgiving 
Yum, yum, yum 
Yum, yum, yum 

Mashed potatoes 
Mashed potatoes 
Oh so good 
Oh so good 
Always on Thanksgiving 
Always on Thanksgiving 
Yum, yum, yum 
Yum, yum, yum

Additional verses:
Add your own favorite turkey day feast foods.


Give each child a paper plate, a pair of scissors, glue stick, and a Thanksgiving grocery store flyer. (You can pick them up for free at your local grocery store.) Have each child cut out the food items that they think they will be eating on Thanksgiving Day and glue them to their plate. Have children write the number of the items in the middle of plate. Let children share their plate and number with the other children.

Using a glue stick, attach each plate to the middle of a large sheet of construction paper (place mat). Glue plastic knives, forks, spoons, and paper napkins to the paper to make it look like a place setting. Attach the placemats to the wall to create a Thanksgiving bulletin board.

Thanksgiving Memory Game
Have players sit in a circle. The first player starts by saying, “At Thanksgiving dinner I ate turkey.” The next player must repeat this and add another dish, “At Thanksgiving dinner I ate turkey and cranberries.” The third player must repeat it and add yet another dish, “At Thanksgiving dinner I ate turkey, cranberries, and stuffing.” The game continues with each player adding an item to the menu after first listing all the previous items in the exact order in which they were first said. If a player makes a mistake, he/she is out and the game continues until there is just one person left.


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Turkey Rhymes

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Five Fat Turkeys

Five fat turkeys, short and plump,
The first one hid way high upon a stump.
The second one said, “We should run, run, run.”
The third one said, “Or we’ll be done.”
The fourth one said, “I don’t want to be dinner.”
The fifth one said, “I wish I were thinner!”

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