8 Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Keep kids busy and happy with printable activity pages

Printable coloring and activity pages are one way to keep the kids happy (or at least occupied) while Thanksgiving dinner is cooking. The websites listed below offer a variety of Thanksgiving or autumn-themed coloring and activity pages that can keep tiny hands busy.

In some cases, kids can color the pages or complete the activities on a computer instead of on paper, if you prefer.

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Best for Crayon Coloring: Thanksgiving Coloring Pages From Crayola

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages From Crayola
What We Like
  • Offers a variety of activities.

  • No login required.

  • Can print pages or color online.

What We Don't Like
  • Selection could be bigger.

When it comes to coloring, Crayola wrote the book. The company's website offers more than a dozen coloring and activity pages, including five Bingo boards, a match game, and more.

You can print any of the pages or color pages online using digital crayons, pencils, and markers. Besides coloring turkeys, people, and food, kids can draw faces, create Thanksgiving cards and place settings, and write Thanksgiving messages. They can also cut, color, and assemble a paper turkey.

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Best Site for Thanksgiving Activities: Activity Village

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - Activity Village
What We Like
  • Activities include arts and crafts.

  • Offers drawing lessons.

What We Don't Like
  • Coloring pages require a paid membership to access.

This UK-based site offers Thanksgiving coloring pages, games, printables, puzzles, and mazes for kids of all ages. The coloring pages include Pilgrim and Native American boys and girls, Pilgrim ships, turkeys, and Thanksgiving dinner.

The crafts pages show kids how to make paper cup Pilgrims and turkeys, handprint turkeys, a harvest basket, a salt dough apple wreath, and a Thanksgiving tree.

The printable pages include drawing lessons, acrostic puzzles, mazes, word searches, word scrambles, stationery for writing notes and letters, and scrapbook paper designs.

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Best for Paper-Based Projects: PaperToys

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - PaperToys
What We Like
  • Fun paper model projects.

What We Don't Like
  • Only three projects are available.

  • Scissors are involved, and some supervision may be required.

PaperToys.com specializes in paper toys and models, some of which are fairly elaborate. It offers three Thanksgiving-themed cutouts: a Pilgrim, a turkey and chick, and a turkey.

Two of the models are black and white, which isn't a huge deal, but they might be a bit more durable if you didn't need to color them with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. Still, it's a fun project and should keep kids busy for at least five minutes.

Younger kids may need supervision with scissors and a little help with the cuts and folds.

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Best for Educational Activities: AllKidsNetwork

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - AllKidsNetwork
What We Like
  • A variety of educational activities and worksheets.

  • Offers things to do for older kids.

  • Craft projects include helpful photos.

What We Don't Like
  • The site has lots of ads.

If you do it right, you can sneak some educational worksheets in among the coloring pages and Bingo games. The AllKidsNetwork website has a collection of worksheets that are as fun as they are educational.

For younger kids, the worksheets include counting practice, same/different, and word-picture matches. For older kids, the worksheets include word scrambles, word searches, missing letters, a Thanksgiving decoder puzzle, and addition and subtraction exercises. There are 22 worksheets in all.

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Best for Teachers: TheTeachersCorner.net

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - TheTeachersCorner.net
What We Like
  • More than two dozen coloring pages available.

  • Offers lesson plans for teachers.

What We Don't Like
  • Not much.

There are more than two dozen Thanksgiving coloring pages to choose from on TheTeachersCorner.net. The images include pumpkins, turkeys, Pilgrims, ears of corn, and cornucopias. Most images also have a Thanksgiving greeting.

The site includes several Thanksgiving-themed lined journal pages that kids can use to start or maintain a journal or write stories. You'll also find a printable guide to making a box to hold nuts or small candies, printable word search and word scramble puzzles, and printable activity cards.

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Best for Kids Who Love Math: Super Teacher Worksheets

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - Super Teacher Worksheets
What We Like
  • Spelling and math worksheets for kids.

  • Large selection of activities.

What We Don't Like
  • Might be a little too school-like for some kids.

  • A login and paid membership are required for some downloads.

The Super Teacher Worksheets website is full of activities that are educational and fun. With the mystery picture math worksheets, the goal is to solve the addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problems and then use the answers and the color key at the bottom of the page to color the turkey.

There are three Thanksgiving-related spelling worksheets for second graders that challenge them to unscramble words and sort them alphabetically. Plus, you'll find a Thanksgiving crossword puzzle, word search, and crypto-code riddle. There's also a Thanksgiving Bingo game and instructions for cutting out and assembling a Thanksgiving diorama.

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More Math and Word Activities: Kidzone

Favorite Sites for Thanksgiving Coloring Pages - Kidzone
What We Like
  • Activities are separated by school grade.

  • Large selection of worksheets.

What We Don't Like
  • Worksheets look a little too much like homework.

Kidzone has a collection of printable Thanksgiving-themed math and word problem worksheets for kids in grades 1 through 5. The math problems cover the basics (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), as well as other concepts, such as carrying numbers, finding missing factors, working with decimals, and division with and without remainders.

Each worksheet has a lighthearted illustration that lessens the stress of dealing with math, even if just a bit.

You can create multiple versions of each worksheet by clicking the Generate New Worksheet link at the top of each worksheet page.

The Kidzone website also has puzzles, coloring pages, and other printables for kids of all ages.

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Create a Quilted Banner: Holiday Crafts and Creations

Holiday Crafts and Creations: Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
What We Like
  • None of the other sites offer a quilted banner.

What We Don't Like
  • Only two offerings on this site.

Although Holiday Crafts and Creations only offers two coloring pages, we really liked the Quilted Banner page. It's different from anything we've seen on other websites. Better yet, one of the pages doesn't include a turkey. We have nothing against turkeys, but there are other ways to represent Thanksgiving and the fall season, and something unusual always catches our eye.

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