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Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids In Westchester and Rockland

Check out these great family activities in Westchester County and Rockland County around Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones and making memories and traditions that will last for years to come. We’ve rounded up a list of kid-friendly Thanksgiving activities in Westchester County and Rockland County that the whole family will enjoy. We've also gathered Thanksgiving events for kids in New York City and on Long Island.

Thanksgiving Events in Westchester County

Make a Thanksgiving Turkey
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 16, ages 5-8 from 2-3pm; ages 9-12 from 3-4pm
WHERE: The Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Road, Rye
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make a Thanksgiving Turkey! Using polymer clay you will learn how to make simple shapes with clay and put them together to form a cute sculpture. All projects will be baked at home with simple instructions included with each project.
WANT TO GO? $20. 914-967-0700.

Bruce Explorers: Thanksgiving Food Science Lab
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-2:30pm
WHERE: Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
AGES: 5-17
WHAT: Do you have an older child ready to take a deep dive into science? Then check out this drop-off program, designed for children ages 7 to 16. From determining the pH of cranberries to seeing what foods have a ton of sugar or starches in them, this lab will use chemistry to help us better understand the food we eat during Thanksgiving.
WANT TO GO? $55; $45 members. 203-869-0376.

FREE Thanksgiving Crafts at the Library
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4pm
WHERE: Keeler Library, 276 Titicus Road, North Salem
WHAT: Create lots of Thanksgiving crafts to take home!
WANT TO GO? 914-669-5161.

Turkey Painting Workshop
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 11:45am-1:45pm
WHERE: Creative Corner of Larchmont, 7 Addison St., Larchmont
AGES: 5-13
WHAT: Gobble, Gobble....Join Creative Corner of Larchmont for an adorable turkey craft and pizza! A proud display this Thanksgiving. Also, great as a hostess gift. Ages 4 and older.
WANT TO GO? $50. 914-833-2880.

FREE Junior Garden Club
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 21, 4pm
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Make some special Thanksgiving decorations using REAL plants! Sign-up is required.
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847.

FREE Thanksgiving Craft
WHEN: Nov. 13-23, 11/13, 4pm; 11/23, 11am
WHERE: The Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill
AGES: 2-12
WHAT: Give thanks with a fun Thanksgiving craft!
WANT TO GO? 914-737-0847.

Good Deed of the Month Club
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 11-11:30am
WHERE: Westchester Children’s Museum, 100 Playland Parkway, Rye
AGES: 4-8
WHAT: This November, WCM is traveling back in time to the Good Deed that helped the pilgrims settle here in 1620: Squanto's generous helping hand! Read the story of the First Thanksgiving and go home with your very own Thanksgiving craft.
WANT TO GO? $7.50; $6.50 seniors; free for members, children younger than 1, and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household. 914-420-5050.

FREE Peekskill Thanksgiving Foul Shooting Contest
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, 9-11:15am
WHERE: Kiley Youth Center Gymnasium, 709 Main St., Peekskill
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: Frozen turkeys are awarded to the male and female winners in each category. Participants in the 8-10 and 14-17 year old categories begin at 9:00am. 11-13 and 18-25 year olds start at 9:45am. The final group, age 26 and up, will begin at 10:30am. Call or go online for more information.
WANT TO GO? 914-734-7275.

FREE Thanksgiving Cupcake Decorating
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 4:39-5:30pm
WHERE: Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades
AGES: 5-12
WHAT: Drop by the Community Room to decorate a turkey cupcake!
WANT TO GO? 845-359-0136.

DIY Paper Roll Turkey
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 26, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Mount Kisco Public Library, 100 E. Main St., Mount Kisco
WHAT: Create the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner with these adorable turkeys. Registration required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Library.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-8041.

Paper Mache Pumpkin
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Creative Corner of Larchmont, 7 Addison St., Larchmont
AGES: 4 and older
WHAT: Make a keepsake decoration for your home or a one of a kind Thanksgiving Hostess gift.
WANT TO GO? $40. 914-833-2880.

FREE Turkey Mountain Hike
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 29, 9-11am
WHERE: Turkey Mountain Nature Preserve, off the west side of Route 118, Yorktown Heights
AGES: 8 and older
WHAT: Walk off your Thanksgiving feast with a walk up Turkey Mountain in Yorktown. Meet in main parking area.
WANT TO GO? 914-666-6503.

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center
WHEN: Nov. 29-30, 12-4pm
WHERE: Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson
WHAT: Bring the family for post-holiday fun! Visit live animals and find out what they had for Thanksgiving Dinner. “Meet the Animal” presentations at 1pm and 2:30pm. Shop for nature-themed holiday gifts and/or purchase an Animal Sponsorship as a unique holiday gift or for yourself! Gain a special friend and support its care at the Nature Museum.
WANT TO GO? $5; free for members and children younger than 3. 845-534-5506.

Thanksgiving Events in Rockland County

FREE Thanksgiving Stories and Craft
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:30-5:30pm
WHERE: Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades
AGES: 5-13
WHAT: Join Ms. Carolyn for Thanksgiving stories, bingo, and crafts! Register online.
WANT TO GO? 845-359-0136.

Holiday Market
WHEN: Nov. 29-30, Friday, 12-7pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Warwick Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave., Warwick
WHAT: A festive Thanksgiving market featuring locally made gifts. Meet the makers, hear their stories, support local businesses. There will be gift making stations suitable for all ages, music, hot drinks and baked goods.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; prices vary for goods. 845-986-6422.



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