Create memories with these Thanksgiving class party ideas. Whether you are celebrating in-person or virtually, there are some fun kids’ Thanksgiving party ideas to try!
Thanksgiving Class Party
Thanksgiving is a holiday that is celebrated across the United States.
It’s a great way to teach some American history in your classroom as well as a great time to have a fun classroom party.
These Thanksgiving Class Party ideas include classic pilgrims and Native American activities, fun ways to learn about Indigenous culture, and creative ways to teach about thankfulness.
We’ve created a list of creative activities, foods, crafts, and more that will help kids celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Kids' Thanksgiving Party Ideas
These activities are a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving with kids.
Thanksgiving classroom activities
These games, crafts, and activities are the perfect way to create memories during your Thanksgiving party.
9 easy Turkey Crafts
What is Thanksgiving without the turkey! These easy turkey crafts will give you lots of crafting ideas.
Create a Thankful Tree
Make or buy a fun tree. Then let your children write what they're thankful for on each leaf.
Thankful Photo Opp
Have each child write what they are thankful for and then take their picture to show their parents.
You could even do this activity virtually. Just send the pdf to your student to fill in and let them hold it up for the class to see.
Thanksgiving Turkey Play Dough
Create a turkey with playdough! This is a great fine motor skill-building activity. And could even be set up as a station.
Get all the senses involved with this exciting Oobleck activity.
The Gratitude Game
Turn gratitude into a game with this simple idea.
Have a dance party!
Choose from one of these Thanksgiving songs and get your classroom moving!
Younger Children: Draw pictures of what they are thankful for.
Older Kids: Write a paragraph or two about what you are thankful for.
Combine all the pages to create a book for your students.
OR! You can press the easy button and grab this printable instead!
Thanksgiving Turkey Battle
Play a friendly game of Thanksgiving trivia!
Perfect for older classrooms. This game uses either a large screen or can be done virtually!
Roll A Turkey Game
A fun way to sneak some math into your Thanksgiving party!
Classroom thanksgiving party food ideas
You can't have a party without food! These ideas are both big and small. But they are all tasty.
Have each child bring in their favorite Thanksgiving dish. Not only will it create a feast, but children will be able to explore dishes from various cultures.
Click "Read More" to get some fun recipe ideas!
Don't forget the placemats! Choose the placemat that fits your classroom.
Cheese, Cracker, and Fruit Turkey Snack
Create an adorable turkey out of snacks! Make a large platter, or let each child make their own turkey.
Turkey Cheese Ball
This cheeseball idea is so fun!
You know how much we love to sneak fine motor skills into crafts. This time you can sneak it into their party snack.
Rice Krispie Turkey Treats
Create little turnkeys with Rice Krispie treats!
Oreo Turkey Pops
Everything is better on a stick!
Turkey in a Bag
We just love it when you can combine snacks with creating!
Don't forget to grab the cute tag to put in the bag.
Turkey Candy Holder
These treat holders are adorable! Let your kids take them home as party favors.
Get your classroom festive with these decoration ideas!
Display these suncatchers in your windows.
This festive garland is perfect for decorating your classroom.
Thanksgiving Color Your Own Printable Banner
Let your kids get involved! Each child can color a letter in this Thanksgiving banner.
Pumpkin bulletin Board
Decorate your bulletin board with pumpkins and pictures of your students.
Press the easy button by purchasing this entire bulletin board set!
Pilgrim Gnomes Thanksgiving Bulletin Board Kit
These Thanksgiving Gnomes are adorable!
Grab the printable kit to help you out!
More Thanksgiving Fun
Grab our Thanksgiving bundle for even more printable fun!
Other class party ideas
Check out these other class party ideas that you may enjoy!
• Red Day Celebration Ideas
• Blue Day Celebration Ideas
• Yellow Day Celebration Ideas
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