Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Littles Learning Link Up: Thanksgiving Round Up

Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children.
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I asked some fellow bloggers to help me bring you some of their great Thanksgiving-themed ideas. Once again, I was inundated with crafts, activities, printables, and food ideas. There are so many creative moms and teachers out there, and I am so excited to be able to share their ideas with you.

Thanksgiving Round UP

Let's start with Turkey Crafts, shall we.

First we have some turkeys inspired by nature.

Nature Walk Turkeys from My Bright Firefly 
Scrap Ribbon Pinecone Turkeys from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Handmade Turkey Puzzle for Thanksgiving from EDventures With Kids
Turkey Pumpkin from The Resourceful Mama

Here are some fun toilet paper tube turkeys. 
Yes, each one is unique.

Cardboard Tube Turkey Craft from P is For Preschooler
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Kid Craft from The Resourceful Mama
Cute Cardboard Tube Turkey from Raising Little Superheroes

Using kitchen resources to make turkeys.

Colorful Cupcake Liner Turkey Craft from Raising Little Superheroes
Candy Corn Turkey Craft from Raising Little Superheroes
Paper Plate Collage Turkey Craft from There's Just One Mommy
Paper Cup Turkey Craft from There's Just One Mommy

Styrofoam Cups Thanksgiving Kid Crafts from The Resourceful Mama
Paint Chip Turkey Kid Craft from The Resourceful Mama

Using hands and/or feet to make turkeys.

Hand and Footprint Turkey Craft from There's Just One Mommy
More Turkey Handprints from Simple Fun For Kids

More fun turkey crafts.

Recycled CD Turkey Kid Craft from The Resourceful Mama
Turkey Suncatchers from Creative Family Fun
Gobbly Fun Turkey Finger Puppets from I {Heart} Crafty Things

Doily Turkey Craft from I {Heart} Crafty Things
Turkey Leaf Lanterns from Rhythms of Play
Turkey Felt Finger Puppets from Something 2 Offer
Turkey Frame Craft from The Chirping Moms

Pilgrims and Indians
(I am hoping no offense is taken, but Pilgrims and Native Americans didn't have the same ring to it)

Native American Pattern Headbands from Cutting Tiny Bites
Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat Kid Craft from The Resourceful Mama
Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat from I {Heart} Crafty Things
Simple Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrims from Books and Giggles

Being Thankful

Simple Counting Activity: Thankful Turkeys from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Thankful Turkey Corkboard from Hand Made Kids Art

Thankful Turkey Kid Craft and Book from The Resourceful Mama
Gratitude Stones from Fireflies and Mud Pies
Gratitude Turkey: Turkey Chocolate Bar Wrapper from The Educators' Spin On It


Free Thanksgiving Worksheets For Kids from Sight and Sound Reading
Thanksgiving Reading Challenge for Kids from EDventures With Kids

DIY Turkey Coloring Jar from EDventures With Kids 
Thanksgiving Turkey Interactive Poem from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Thanksgiving I Spy Game from Simple Fun For Kids
Turkey Counting Clip Cards from Simple Fun For Kids
Thanksgiving Then and Now: Pilgrim Children Chores from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station

Sensory and Fine Motor Fun

Easy Thanksgiving Necklace from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Circle of Thanksgiving Bead Bands for Kids from The Preschool Toolbox
Thanksgiving No Cook Dough Sensory Play from Little Bins For Little Hands

Cranberry Science Thanksgiving Activities from Little Bins For Little Hands

Eye Dropper Indian Corn from Cutting Tiny Bites
Thanksgiving Corn Craft For Preschoolers from Teaching 2 & 3 Year Olds
Beaded Turkey Patterns Busy Bag from School Time Snippets

Fun Thanksgiving Themed Learning Activities

Name Activities: Feather Letter Turkey from Growing Book By Book
Thanksgiving Activities for Tots from Every Star is Different
Free Turkey Alphabet Match Center from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
Corn Cob Counting Math Mats from Modern Preschool

Fun Foods

Muffin Tin Monday: A Mini Thanksgiving Feast from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Caramel Apple Turkey-Thanksgiving from Arts & Crackers


6 Thanksgiving Books & Activities For Little Readers from Mrs. Jones' Creation Station
The Giving Tree Family ThanksGIVING Unit from Every Star is Different
Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Toddler Idea Tuesday post, there were 13 wonderful posts linked up. 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on posts.

  Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's randomly selected post is:

Mosswood Connections shared The Pea Patch Jig Book Activities.

Here is the top clicked-on post:

Jamie from Hands On As We Grow shared Turkey Ring Toss Thanksgiving Activity for Kids.

Don't miss this giveaway!

I recently reviewed 3 of the book in the Ladybug Girl children's book series by David Soman and Jacky Davis.  We received the entire set and just love them.  I was allowed to offer a giveaway for 3 of the books (including the newly released Super Fun Edition of the original Ladybug Girl book). Don't miss your chance to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends November 22nd and is open to US residents only. 

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


I will be linking up at:
Hip Homeschooling


  1. Boy, I wonder where my brain was last week, when I didn't link up my Thanksgiving post? Oh well, I linked it up today. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Great list of Thanksgiving ideas! Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  3. What a great list of Thanksgiving projects and activities! Thanks for including my projects and hosting this party!

  4. What a great list of Thanksgiving ideas, I have pinned over to my Thanksgiving Pinterest board. Thank you for hosting!!

  5. Thanks for hosting, and for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  6. So many clever Thanksgiving ideas here. Thanks for sharing at the #LearningKid linkup.

  7. Amazing round up! I don't know which activity we should try first! It will featured on Learning Kid Linkup tomorrow! Thanks for linking up with us!


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