Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking for a fun activity to do in the children’s outdoor play area to celebrate Thanksgiving?  Try making a Thanksgiving table centerpiece with objects found outdoors in a natural playscape.  Fill a basket with the natural items or purchase a Styrofoam wreath from your local craft store and glue the items to the wreath.

Here are some ideas for the centerpiece’s natural decorations:

  • Colorful fall leaves
  • Acorns (Add some art fun by dipping the acorns in paint before adding them to the centerpiece.)
  • Branches/Twigs (Add some color to the sticks with paint or by wrapping yarn around them.)
  • Gourds  (Ask the children what they are thankful for and write their answers on the sides of the gourds.)
  • Indian Corn/Maize

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

From The Adventurous Child Family, To Yours


(Interested in growing your own gourds?  Check out our gardening preschool play equipment.)

We strive to create fun and informative content that will help young children learn and grow. However, it's important to keep in mind that all activities should be performed under the supervision of an adult. The Adventurous Child website is intended to serve as a reference and guidance for educational activities, and it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent, guardian, and/or educator to determine the appropriateness of the activity for their child’s age and maturity level. Thank you for your understanding and support!