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Plan the Perfect Fall Feast: 9 Kids' Thanksgiving Activities + 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

By: Kelly Spence, Editor of AllFreeKidsCrafts

This year, make Thanksgiving dinner an event to remember with some fun Thanksgiving crafts and activities! These creative kids' Thanksgiving activities and craft projects are sure to make you and your children thankful for festive family fun this holiday season. These days, the Thanksgiving celebration has evolved from a fine family feast to an all-day event, so make sure kids are kept occupied the whole day through with some of these holiday-appropriate craft projects and Thanksgiving games! Plus, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a cornucopia of fabulous food, so make sure you scroll down to find some of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner recipes as well! Fun activities plus a fabulous feast: What could be better?

In this happy holiday collection, you'll find an array of Thanksgiving crafts for kids, broken down into Thanksgiving table crafts, including centerpieces and place cards, and kids' Thanksgiving activities. From cute turkey crafts to projects that encourage kids to give thanks, this collection has it all. Plus, find educational crafts about the Mayflower and Native Americans, as well as Thanksgiving dinner boredom busters that will keep kids occupied and happy all evening long. We've even included fun Thanksgiving games that the whole family will enjoy! Then, as promised, we've thrown in an extra special surprise for you below: five mouth-watering Thanksgiving dinner recipes, including some of the best Thanksgiving side dishes you've ever laid eyes upon. These delicious Thanksgiving recipes are all gluten-free, so you can be sure all of your guests will be able to partake of these palate-pleasing plates. With these Thanksgiving crafts and recipes, you'll be sure to plan a perfect fall feast the whole family will enjoy!

Thankful Turkey Paper FeathersCornbread Sausage StuffingKid Made Mayflower Basket


Plan the Perfect Fall Feast: 9 Kids' Thanksgiving Activities + 5 Thanksgiving Recipes

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Kids' Thanksgiving Crafts for the Table

Clay Pot PilgrimSure, amazing food is the most important part of the Thanksgiving feast, but fun and festive table decorations are an important part of the experience too! Set the mood for your feast and get your guests in the holiday spirit with some of these Thanksgiving crafts for the table. These are all Thanksgiving decorations that kids can make, so they can feel involved in the festivities too. They'll be proud to see their hand-crafted decorations adorning the dinner table for all the guests to see and admire; plus these kids' Thanksgiving crafts will keep them occupied while you're preparing dinner. All of these kids' Thanksgiving crafts will be a feast for the eyes as you and your guests enjoy your meal!

  1. Junk Mail Turkey Place Cards
  2. Kid-Made Mayflower Basket
  3. Kids' Table Turkey Centerpiece
  4. Shimmering Thankful Tree Leaves
  5. Thanksgiving Thumbprint Indian Corn
  6. Clay Pot Pilgrim


Boredom-Busting Kids' Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving Boredom BustersThanksgiving isn't just a meal anymore; it has become a full-fledged, day-long celebration, which can mean fussy kids if you're not careful. You don't want sour moods during dinnertime. Ensure a peaceful Thanksgiving meal by planning some festive kids' Thanksgiving activities to keep little pilgrims and Indians occupied through the feasting extravaganza. These fun Thanksgiving games and activities will give little ones something to focus on during dinner so you can enjoy your meal in peace. Encourage adults to get in on the fun too; these Thanksgiving activities are appropriate for all ages!

  1. Thankful Turkey Paper Feathers
  2. Thanksgiving Dinner Boredom Busters
  3. Total Turkey Trivia


Delicious Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Cranberry Fig ChutneyTime to get down to business: the food! It's called a "Thanksgiving feast" for a reason, after all, so we'd be remiss not to include some mouth-watering Thanksgiving recipes and dishes in this holiday collection. Make a mindful meal that everyone can enjoy this Thanksgiving with some of these tasty gluten-free dishes. You don't want any of your guests to have to pass the plates because of a gluten allergy. These Thanksgiving dinner recipes sacrifice the gluten without sacrificing the flavor, so everyone wins!

  1. Mashed Potato Stuffing
  2. Gluten Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  3. Turkey Pot Pie
  4. Gluten Free Cranberry Fig Chutney
  5. Cornbread Stuffing with Sausage




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