13 Fun Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids (and Grown Ups!)

Jennifer Buttner


November 11, 2020

Mykidstime thanksgiving recipes for kids

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Thanksgiving menus are loaded with mouthwatering, delicious choices from turkey to pie – but are you looking for some recipe inspiration for the kids this festive season? Take a look at these fun Thanksgiving recipes for kids that they will enjoy making, and love “gobbling” up!

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Take your inspiration from Thanksgiving classics like turkey, pumpkin and autumn leaves – then let your creative side loose!

Bite-size bits are great for kids, and offer plenty of quick options which are perfect for little tums.

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Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids

#1. Thanksgiving Turkey Pancakes

turkey pancakes

A simple Thanksgiving breakfast that the kids will love – we love this idea from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons! Use cookie cutters to make shapes and fruit to decorate.

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#2. Turkey Fruit Platter

Turket fruit platter

This Turkey fruit platter from Clean and Scentsible could be a healthy Thanksgiving snack for the kids or an alternative dessert with chocolate fondue.

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#3. Pumpkin Pie Sugar Cookies

Mykidstime thanksgiving recipes for kidsThese bite-sized and very more-ish pumpkin pie sugar cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle are incredibly cute – and one of our favourite Thanksgiving recipes to enjoy.

They are the perfect size for little ones, and make a great autumn-inspired treat.

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4. Rice Krispie Turkey Legs

Thanksgiving turkey legs

These Rice Krispie Turkey Legs from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons are such a fun Thanksgiving treat that the kids will love.

So easy using cereal, pretzel rods, marshmallows and white chocolate!

#5. Turkey Pizza

Turkey Pizza

Turn a pizza into a Thanksgiving treat, with pepperoni/salami, peppers and olives, like this idea from Growing Up Bilingual.

The kids will love this in the run up to Thanksgiving, or if they have friends over to play during the holidays.

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6. Pilgrim Hat Cookies

pilgrim_hat cookies

How cute are these?! The kids will love helping to make (and eat!) these simple Pilgrim Hat Cookies from Snack Picks, using cookies and marshmallows dipped in chocolate.

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#7. Thanksgiving Turkey Cupcakes


Another of these Thanksgiving recipes that the kids can have fun baking and decorating are these turkey cupcakes from Six Sisters’ Stuff.

They are so cute and would make a lovely sweet treat or Thanksgiving dessert for the holidays.

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#8. Pumpkin Pie in a Cup

pumpkin pie in a cup

The kids will love making this pumpkin pie in a cup from The Primary Chalkboard, and it would be perfect as a kid’s themed activity or as Thanksgiving dessert.

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#9. Deep Fried Stuffing on a Stick

Stuffing on a stick

Deep fried stuffing on a stick, courtesy of Paula Deen, would make a perfect snack around Thanksgiving, and would be yummy dipped in cranberry sauce.

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#10. Cheesy Leaf Shaped Crescent Rolls

cheesy leaves

These leaf-shaped crescent rolls from Hungry Happenings would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving bread basket, or as a tasty snack over the holidays.

#11. Individual Apple Pies


This is a great idea from Chocolate & Carrots for a simple apple pie, that will definitely appeal to kids and adults alike. It’s baked in it’s own skin, so less washing up too!

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#12. Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes


How cute are these cupcakes from Mommy Savers?!

The kids will love helping you make, decorate, and eat these little fellows.

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#13. Thanksgiving Chocolate Wishbones

thanksgiving chocolate wishbones

With these chocolate wishbones from The Decorated Cookie, everyone gets to make a wish!

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Mykidstime thanksgiving recipes for kids

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Published On: November 11th, 2020 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: November 4th, 2022 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: jenniferb

Jennifer Buttner
Jennifer, has 1 son and admits to munching a Cadbury’s Turkish Delight now and again.

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