Thanksgiving is best-known-for spending time with both family, and friends, while having a yummy turkey dinner. Whether you have been hosting Thanksgiving at home for years, or just starting to host Thanksgiving, create new memories by using some of these Thanksgiving traditions for families ideas.
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition before having your dinner. Consider by playing a game, reading a story about the first Thanksgiving, or adding a fun activity for little ones and do Thanksgiving crafts for kids.
Enlist the help of a young adult, to help young children make a Thanksgiving craft! Not only will a craft keep little one’s busy, but grown-ups will appreciate having them out-of-the-way.
Almost all the Thanksgiving crafts featured below are easy like: place mats, place card holders, pumpkin pie candy boxes, a turkey centerpiece. Each craft doubles as a useful table decoration!
Engage young children with a story about their American heritage by reading an illustrated story of the first Thanksgiving. For more fun, consider dressing up in a Pilgrim hat, or costume, while the Thanksgiving story book is read.
Family Fills Their Plates at Thanksgiving Dinner
Photo courtesy of Loren Kerns.
If you wish to share a prayer before the Thanksgiving dinner, here are two, short Scripture quotes to use:
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.
His love endures for ever.
“My food”, said Jesus, “is to finish the will of
him who sent me and to finish his work.”
Thanksgiving Party Supplies
Printable Thanksgiving Party Supplies for Kids
Download this party set for children which includes these items:
- Blank place card holders
- Cupcake decorations
- Circle decorations
- Give Thanks sign
- Gobble Gobble sign
- Thankful sign
- Thankful turkey
- Turkey decorations
- Utensil holders
Printable Turkey Themed Party Kit for Kids
Thankful Turkey printable decorations and activity celebration kit for children with the following digital items:
- Party Signs
- Turkey Toppers
- Pumpkin Toppers
- Turkey Graphic
- Treat Bag Toppers
- Turkey and Pumpkin Decals
- Thankful Activity Page
- Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
3 Thanksgiving Printable Party Games
Digital set of 3 Holiday games which included the following:
- Festive Crossword Puzzle
- Pumpkin Pie Maze
- Word Search Puzzle
Thanksgiving Craft and Activity Ideas for Kids
Thankful Turkey Crafts
A fun Thanksgiving craft idea for teaching about gratitude. Turkey has 5 Fall leaves for children to write down things they are thankful for and place inside the turkey.
Fall Blessings Cross Crafts 12-Pack
Christian Thanksgiving craft idea for all ages! Create this standing brown foam cross with a base and foam stickers and sign printed with: Fall Blessings.
More Thanksgiving Traditions
Thanksgiving Blessings Quotes Bible Tracts 25-Pack
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to give thanks to the Lord and give thanks for the blessings He gives.
Since Thanksgiving Bible tracts are affordable, they make a great giveaway. Tracts will add a blessing to the Thanksgiving activities. Since the Thanksgiving tracts come in a package of 25, there are plenty to share.
Pilgrim Lady Costume
Ladies pilgrim costume comes with the long, black dress with an attached apron and also the white the bonnet.
Boy Pilgrim Costume
Pilgrim costume for boys comes with the shirt, short black trousers, and also the belt.