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Top 3 Thanksgiving Activities

Thanksgiving is coming up! In this blog post, we will be sharing the top 3 sensory friendly activities that are easy and wonderful for your children to enjoy. These activities are also a great time for learning new skills while still enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday.

  1. Arts &Craft activity: Q-Tip Fall Trees

This activity is a great way to learn about fall colors and work on fine motor skills. The materials for this art activity are:

  • Paint colors placed on a paper plate
  • A few q-tips
  • Paper with a tree designed on it

For this activity, the parent can design the tree with a few branches or print out the tree. Remember this art activity does not have to look perfect, as the focus is for your loved one to have fun. In this activity, your loved one will only use the q-tip to dip in the paint and press the q-tip to the paper above the tree. You can even bunch up the q-tips (with a rubber band of course!) and let your loved one mixed the colors for the leaves design.

  • Making treats: Candy Pretzel Turkey Bites

This next tasty activity is super easy to make and is a great way to teach counting. For this Thanksgiving treat, you will need,

  • 12 Pretzel twists
  • 36 pieces of Candy corn
  • 12 Rolos or Reese’s chocolate
  • 12 Reese’s Pieces, and
  • 24 Candy Eyeballs

Before designing your candied turkeys be sure to preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Once the pretzel and chocolate are added, you can place these in the oven for 1 minute. Keep watch of the chocolate to see if it softens. Once they are out of the oven you can then add the pieces to make your turkey. Using the candy corn as feathers, the Reese’s pieces as the beak, and the candy eyes to make your tasty Candy Turkey. What is also nice is that you can store these treats in the fridge to have for later.

  • Arts & Craft Activity: Leaf Stamping on Playdough

This final activity is a great combination of texture and learning about the fall leaves. For this activity, you will need:

  • Playdough
  • Leaves

You can also create your own playdough if you want to save money. With this activity, your loved one will first gather some leathers. As much as your child wants! Once the leaves are gathered, you and your loved one will work on getting a making a flat playdough. With that thin piece of playdough your child will then press the leaves into it to create their leaf stamp.

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