Free puzzle games, stories, crafts, and printable activities for kids ages 4–12.
This Thanksgiving is going to be a strange one for many of us. But some traditions hold fast, perhaps with a twist. We’re still looking forward to seeing our loved ones, whether gathered around the table or on a screen. We’re excited to take a break and gobble up some delicious food, even if it’s at our own kitchen table. But most importantly, we are taking the time to really appreciate what we have, to Give Thanks. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to find new ways to practice gratitude as a family. Beyond teaching them to simply say “thank you,” you can discuss current events and help your kids understand that there are people more and less fortunate than them. You can teach them to save up for things they want to buy so they appreciate their value. Regularly ask your kids to list things they’re happy about and grateful for. Encourage them to donate part of their allowance to charity. Volunteer together when you can. And let them know about the things you’re grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Highlights. We are thankful for you!
8. Create a Thankful Turkey
Have your child write something they are thankful for on each feather of this colorful turkey. This activity from The 2021 Almanac of Fun also includes a bonus Thanksgiving quiz.