Thanksgiving Ideas for Children

Thanksgiving Tongue Twisters

Can you say these Thanksgiving tongue twisters ten times fast?

Ten tricky two-toed turkeys trotted on the table. 

Greedy gobblers grabbed the gravy.

Floyd flipped five fine flapjacks!

Six sick swans slurped soup slowly.

Chef chopped cheese chunks cheerfully.

Betty baked a better batch of buttered biscuits.

Eleven leaping lizards licked lovely lemon lollipops.

Peter Pilgrim picked a peck of pickled peppers;
a peck of pickled peppers, Peter Pilgrim picked. 
If Peter Pilgrim picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Pilgrim picked?

Peter Pilgrim picked pretty plump pumpkins!


Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia

Thanksgiving Trivia 

Did you know...

The first meal on the moon by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin,
in foil packets,  was a roast turkey dinner!

Benjamin Franklin wanted our national bird to be the wild turkey instead of the eagle.

Scientists have found turkey fossils that are 10 million years old.

Male turkeys are called Toms.  Female turkeys are called Hens. A baby turkey is called a Poult.

A large group of turkeys is called a flock.  A nest of turkey eggs is called a clutch.

Only Tom turkeys gobble.  Female turkeys make a clicking sound.

Domesticated (farm) turkeys can't fly, but wild turkeys can fly for short distances,
up to 55 miles per hour.  Wild turkeys can also run, up to 25 miles per hour.

Full-grown turkeys have about 3,500 feathers!

Turkey gobbles can be heard from as far as a mile away.

95% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving.  They eat 535 pounds of it!

The Pilgrims most likely ate turkey on the first Thanksgiving.

In Turkey, instead of "gobble, gobble", people say turkeys say "glu glu."


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Will you be driving rather than flying this holiday season? Print out some family
fun for the car to help make the trip whiz by. And for more learning fun -- for less -- try these products.



Keep your kids busy with these Thanksgiving worksheets instead of letting them zone out in front of the TV.

Puzzles and Coloring Sheets
Cards and Stationery
Make Your Own Placecards
Thanksgiving Dinner Mad Lib
Going to Grandma? Mad Lib



Got a taste for strange Thanksgiving facts? Dig in!

Turkey Trivia Quiz
Thanksgiving History Quiz
Thanksgiving Pop Culture Quiz



Whether you're on the road or at home, make this Thanksgiving one to remember with these crafts and activities.

Top Ten Things to Do Besides Watching Football
Family Storytelling: The Talking Fork
Thanksgiving Story Wrap



Decorate your desktop with these free Thanksgiving downloads.

Thanksgiving Fun
Bouncing Turkeys
More Thanksgiving Downloads



Get ideas on how to whip up a holiday feast fit for kings.

Recipes Kids Can Help Make
Favorite Family Recipes
How to Cook a Turkey


Fun on the Road

Many families are deciding to drive to Grandma's this year instead of flying. Here are the activities and tips you need to make your journey smooth and entertaining.

Harry Potter Word Search
The "What Would You Do?" Game
More Travel Fun


Thanksgiving Poem

With Our Warmest Good Wishes to You!
We hope you know that we've been
thinking especially of you. Over the
miles and through all the days apart,
you have been in so many of our
wishes and happiest thoughts.

Time cannot change the kind of
feelings held deep within the heart,
and no distance is so great that it
cannot be bridged by the warmest
wishes and the nicest memories
that life can give.

As this message comes your way,
we hope this day finds you enjoying
a wondrous time... with so much
to be thankful for.

-Poem by  J.M. Colter


Great Links for Thanksgiving

Star*Dreamer's Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Library- Thanksgiving Stories, Poems, Songs, Graces for Kids

Jersey Cats Celebrate Thanksgiving 2003

Thanksgiving Activities - Crafts for Children

Billy Bear's Thanksgiving Page

Crafts for Kids

Annie's Thanksgiving Page Just for Kids

An American Thanksgiving

Bethany's Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Great Thanksgiving Books

Turkey Screen Saver

Thanksgiving Fun

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Native Tech

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Paper Dolls

A Walking Tour of Plimoth Plantation

America's Homepage

Celebrating Thanksgiving at A Kids Heart

Lil' Fingers Thanksgiving

Kid's Domain

Black Dog's Thanksgiving

Alphabet Soup's Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving Riddles

Q. When did the Pilgrims first say "God bless America?"
A. The first time they heard America sneeze!

Q. What are unhappy cranberries called?
A. Blueberries!

Q. What's blue and covered with feathers?
A. A turkey holding its breath!

Q. What's the key to a good Thanksgiving dinner?
A. The turKEY!

Q. If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
A. Pilgrims!

Q. What do you get when you cross a turkey with a centipede?
A. Lots of drumsticks!

Q. What would you call a pet squash?
A. Call it anything you want- it won't hear you!

Q. What did the farmer say to the green pumpkin?
A. Why orange you orange?

Q. Why did the turkey cross the road?
A. It was the chicken's day off!

Q. When the Pilgrims landed, where did they stand?
A. On their feet!

Q. hy didn't the turkey eat dessert?
A. He was stuffed!

Q. What cat discovered America?
A. Christofurry Columbus!

Q. What's the best thing to put into a pumpkin pie?
A. Your teeth!

Q. Why did they let the turkey join the band?
A. He had the drumsticks!

Q. What would you get if you crossed a turkey with an octopus?
A. Eight feather dusters!

Q. What kind of vegetables would you like for Thanksgiving dinner?
A. Beets me!

Q. What's round, red, and wears a diaper?
A. A baby cranberry!

Q. What smells the best at a Thanksgiving dinner?
A. Your nose!

Q. Why did the turkey sit on the tomahawk?
A. To hatchet.

Q. Why did the Pilgrim eat a candle?
A. He wanted a light snack!

Q. What kind of music did the Pilgrims listen to?
A. Plymouth Rock!

Q. Why do Turkeys gobble, gobble?
A. They never learned good table manners!

Q. What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?
A. The letter "g"!

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Dewey who?
Dewey have to wait long to eat?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Waddle who?
Waddle I do if you don't open the door?

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Harry who?
Harry up, I'm hungry!

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Gladys who?
Gladys Thanksgiving.  Aren't you?


Thanksgiving Napkin Rings- a Thanksgivng craft activity for kids

Thanksgiving place cards

Thanksgiving Placemats- a Thanksgiving Craft Activity for Kids