This week is the big week for us–lots of travel, lots of family, lots of friends, and lots of food!
Officially, the fun winter holiday season is upon us, and from here until January 2nd, it’s a wild ride.
But often that wild ride means that our kids tend to be kicked off of their normal schedules.
They get tired.
We get tired.
They get cranky.
We get cranky.
And they need some down time.
We need some down time.
So we’ve gathered a few of our favorite Thanksgiving printables–ones we are printing out and bringing to Thanksgiving meals–so that the kids have some unplugged down time.
Here’s the skinny. . .
Our Favorite Thanksgiving Printables–for BIG Kids:
If you need some conversation starters for the dinner table, I like these from Written Reality. Especially if it tends to be quiet at your holiday, these may be fun for the family. And hey–even if it’s loud at your house, these might work toward giving everyone a chance to be heard.
As for printables, my kids still love a good, ole fashioned puzzle every now and again:
- Thanksgiving Sudoku, from Gift of Curiosity
- Thanksgiving A-Z Thankful sheet, from from Written Reality
- A Scavenger Hunt from The Taylor House is a puzzle that will surely keep them busy and get them moving!
- Thanksgiving Mad Lib, from My Sister’s Suitcase
Word searches still get kids’ brains moving a bit:
- Thanksgiving Word Searchfrom I Should Be Mopping the Floor
- Thanksgiving Word Search, from The Taylor House
And BINGO! Big kids still dig bingo:
- Thanksgiving Bingo, from Crazy Little Projects
Even though my kids are getting older, they still love to sit down with a box of crayons and color every once in a while:
- Beautiful, simple Thanksgiving coloring sheets, from Lil Luna
- Classic Turkey coloring sheet, from Free Coloring pages
- Crayola Thanksgiving printable coloring sheets from Crayola
I think these are super cute for the big kids to put on a little Thanksgiving finger-puppet show for the little kids:
- Thanksgiving finger puppets, from Until Wednesday Calls
- Thanksgiving Do a Dot printables from Gift of Curiosity
And I’ll take it.
Happy, happy, happy Thanksgiving and safe travels, friends!
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Get the bigger kids involved, too, with some of the food prep!
They’ll love to help arrange this Thanksgiving veggie turkey:
And they’ll LOVE to ‘wow’ the family by making homemade butter: