Fun and Educational Kids’ Activities for Thanksgiving Break


Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and TURKEY! Keeping your little one busy while preparing food, entertaining company, and passing the days over break can be challenging. To help you keep your focus on that turkey that needs basting, we’ve rounded up a few activities and ideas that can help keep your child's mind stay busy with some learning and fun!

Whether you have a group of kids or just one child to entertain there are thanksgiving activities for everyone to enjoy together! From our partner company Science, Naturally!'s Mystery of the Month to some of our Educational Resources, we’ve got something for everyone.


One-Minute Mysteries


What better way to spend Thanksgiving break than a challenging Mystery of the Month that you and your little one can solve together? Science, Naturally! has one-minute mysteries to keep the whole family entertained!

These one-minute reads will challenge your kid’s knowledge of math and science in a variety of ways. Each mystery helps challenge your child’s little mind with literature-based math and science brainteasers.


In November’s Mystery of the Month Raking their Brains, Hannah and Juliet are raking leaves and decide to have a friendly competition. But Hannah accuses Juliet of cheating! Help them prove that Julia played fair and square in this month’s mystery!


Educational Resources


While on Thanksgiving break keeping your little one’s mind active is important. Science, Naturally! has just what you need to help entertain your child with their entertaining and educational resources, including:

  • Teachers Guides

  • Daily Circuit Activity Sheets

  • Hands-on Activities

  • STEM Education Power Points

  • Importance of Children’s Literature

Thanksgiving Crafts


Thanksgiving is not the same without festive fall decorations! These adorable turkey craft projects will keep your kids busy and brighten up your Thanksgiving break!

Paper Turkey


What better way to spend Thanksgiving break than crafting your own turkey! With this easy craft you and your little one can create as many gobbling turkeys as you want! All you need is some colored paper, scissors and a glue stick.


Turkey Finger Puppets


These adorable little turkey finger puppets are fun to make and will help keep your kids busy while you get ready for a festive dinner. After a yummy meal everyone can sit together and the kids can use their imagination to put on an adorable puppet show.


Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups


When everyone is around for Thanksgiving things can get a a little chaotic and messy! With these cute Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups you and your kids can have fun crafting and help the crazy day be a little more organized. Show off your child’s crafting skills by placing these adorable decorations on your Thanksgiving table!


Reading is another fun and educational way to stay entertained over Thanksgiving break, and we are offering a Black Friday weekend special of 50% off our entire store as well as at Science, Naturally! -- plus free shipping on everything in both stores!


What fun activities do you have planned for Thanksgiving break? Share your ideas with us in the comments!


Happy Thanksgiving!

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