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Fun Ideas to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Younger Dancers

The holiday season is underway! With Halloween behind us, check these great activities, songs, dances, and fun costume ideas to celebrate Thanksgiving at your studio!

Thanksgiving-Themed Games

Ideally, activities for a dance class will have kids running and moving

If you’re looking for some fun games to play in the classroom, Dance Exploration put together a fun list of games like “Gobble Gobble Turkey Says,” and other activities that encourage sharing between kids.

For other ideas to get kids up and moving, Pre-K and K Sharing has a few ideas for songs you can sing to get kids dancing and flapping their turkey wings!


Thanksgiving Songs

The Hokey Pokey is a classic for any time of the year, but this video has it themed for Thanksgiving!


Or, check out the easy-to-follow Turkey Dance Freeze! Great for the little ones!

Easy Hair Styles

The Turkey Bun

This super cute bun takes a simple braid and some colored pipe cleaners, and transforms your dancer’s bun into a Thanksgiving turkey! See the full tutorial for making the bun from our friends at Babes in Hairland.


The Turkey Ribbon Bow

Want something a little less complicated than the bun? With a little ribbon and a hot glue gun, you can have a classroom of little turkeys running around in no time! See the full instructions here.

Does your studio have any Thanksgiving traditions you’d like to share? Post a comment below! If you thought these ideas were helpful, don’t forget to share it with others on the TutuTix Facebook page!