‘Tis the season for giving thanks. These Thanksgiving crafts and activities from Bay Area mom and former elementary school teacher Brittany Bacharach are educational and will get you in the holiday spirit.
Roll a Turkey
- Turkey cut-out
Draw a simple turkey outline or print one you find online. Have your child roll a die and place that many feathers on the turkey. You will repeat this multiple times. After you have quite a few feathers, you can practice subtraction by taking away the number of feathers the die shows. This game is great for simple math practice.
Fingerprint Thankful Tree
- Large piece of white paper
- Variety of ink pads
Draw a simple tree on a piece of large paper and tape it to your wall. Have your child add a fingerprint and write down something they are thankful for next to it. The fingerprints will end up looking like the “leaves” of the tree. Keep the tree up all month and encourage your kids to add to it often.
Turkey Dot Art
- Dot markers
- Painter’s tape
- 2 pieces of paper
On one piece of paper, draw the outline of a turkey (or any fall item you wish) and cut it out. Place a small piece of painter’s tape on the back of the turkey and stick it to the other piece of paper.
Use your markers to dot around the outline of the turkey as well as the rest of the paper that is showing. Let the project dry for a bit and then carefully peel off the turkey outline to reveal your beautiful dot art!
Brittany Bacharach is an elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home mom of three kids ages 8 and under. She started an Instagram account, @stayathomeactivitymom, an online community of more than 370,000 followers where she continues to share activity ideas, product recommendations, parenting tips and more. She also sells subscription activity kits for toddlers and kids, at-home preschool units, and other educational resources at stayathomeactivitymom.com.