Thanksgiving Books and Activities for Little Learners

Happy November! This is my absolute favorite time of the year! November signals the beginning of all my favorite holiday celebrations – starting with Thanksgiving! Looking for some fun Thanksgiving books and activities for your little learners? Check out what we’re using this month!

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Thanksgiving Preschool Centers

We are loving our new Thanksgiving unit for toddlers and preschoolers! These units include 10+ hands-on, printable activities in color and black/white. Your little ones will love practicing common Preschool skills like counting, colors, shapes, and more! Each center in the unit can be adapted for little ones ages 2-4 and include tons of fine motor skills practice!

CLICK HERE to grab this Thanksgiving unit!

Thanksgiving Kindergarten Centers

Are your kiddos ready to work towards Kindergarten skills? This Thanksgiving-themed Math and Literacy unit that I created with my sweet friend Michelle from Smitten with First is PERFECT for your older Preschool and Kindergarten kiddos! It’s packed FULL of hands-on Math and Literacy activities that your kiddos will love!

CLICK HERE to grab this Thanksgiving PreK/Kinder unit!

Thanksgiving Book Recommendations

We love Thanksgiving books SO much that I had to put together an entire blog post full of our favorites! If you’d like to check them out, you can click the link below! *These links are Amazon affiliate resources. I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you choose to purchase using my links!*

Thanksgiving Books Blog Post

Pumpkin Life Cycle Study

The pumpkin life cycle is a great Science addition to your pond theme! It’s also a great way to modify the Thanksgiving plans for your older kiddos. LG loves learning about different life cycles with these studies!

This study includes tons of hands-on activities like sensory bins, STEM activities, sequencing cards and more! It also includes book recommendations, videos, real-life photos and practice pages!

CLICK HERE to grab your pumpkin life cycle study!

Turkey Life Cycle Study

Another fun study to use with your Thanksgiving theme is the life cycle of a turkey! Included you’ll find all of the same activities as the pumpkin life cycle, but appropriate for studying the life of a turkey!

CLICK HERE to grab your turkey life cycle study!

Thanksgiving Preschool Worksheets

One of our favorite activities each month are our themed worksheets. Using worksheets with preschoolers may sound a little odd, but LG LOVES these practice pages! All of the pages includes coloring, cutting, gluing, tracing, and more! That way your kiddos are combining fine motor skills practice with academic skills! With 40+ practice pages, this NO PREP set is a life saver!

CLICK HERE to grab these Thanksgiving-themed worksheets!

Thanksgiving Sensory Bin Matching Mats

These sensory bin matching mats are a fun addition to your Thanksgiving theme whether you choose to use a sensory bin or NOT! Simply provide your kiddos with the cut out pieces and help them make their matches on the matching mats! This Thanksgiving-themed set practices shapes, colors, counting, beginning sounds, and letter identification!

CLICK HERE to grab your Thanksgiving matching mats!

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FREE Thanksgiving Preschool Plans

Are you ready to get busy with this theme? Don’t forget to grab your FREE Thanksgiving themed plans! These plans include Sensory, Math, Literacy, and Fine Motor activities for 9 days. You can spread them out across a whole month or use them as a mini-unit for 2 M-F weeks!

CLICK HERE to grab your FREE Thanksgiving plans!


Would you like to have a FULL YEAR of basics covered for your Homeschool Preschool plans? Be sure to grab our Preschool Math & Literacy MEGA BUNDLE and save over $50! This bundle covers TONS of common Preschool skills and can follow your little ones from ages 2yo-5yo and beyond!

CLICK HERE to check out our Preschool MEGA BUNDLE!

Well, friends – I hope these Thanksgiving books and activities help you tons with your Thanksgiving theme! If you ever have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or DM me on Instagram! Hope to chat with your soon!

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