Free Printable Thanksgiving Tracing Worksheets for Preschool

Published: November 5, 2021 · Updated: March 20, 2024 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

Looking for a fun learning activity to print out for your kids? These printable Thanksgiving tracing worksheets are a great way to help preschoolers practice their coordination and fine motor skills. Download this free printable and use it to keep your little ones busy and learning during the Thanksgiving season!

Is Thanksgiving a big deal for your family? I never really saw it as a major holiday when I was a kid—perhaps because Canadians celebrate in October, and I was more excited about Halloween.

But now that I am an adult, it feels more meaningful than it used to.

Family gatherings usually happen at our house these days, because it’s easier for us to host than it is for us to travel with 5 young kids. But hosting means that we need to find the time to cook and clean—and that our kids need to be kept busy while we do.

Lately, the best way to keep them busy has been to offer them tracing sheets and Q-tip sheets… which is why I created this set of Thanksgiving-themed tracing worksheets for them to use!

(And if you’re looking for more fun Thanksgiving activities to print out for your kids, check out this free Thanksgiving I Spy sheet and this cute thankful turkey craft template for kids!)

Who Is This Activity For?

These tracing pages are perfect for older toddlers and preschoolers who are working on improving their pencil grip and drawing accuracy. You can also use them in occupational therapy to help strengthen handwriting.

How to Use These Worksheets (for Younger and Older Kids)

When using this printable with younger kids, you can skip the writing implements and simply have them follow the lines with their index finger.

As for older kids, they can practice their pencil control by tracing over the dotted lines and letters. For added fun, they can even color in the pictures once they’re done!

How to Print These Worksheets

After you have downloaded each PDF file to your computer, print the pages on US Letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches) and hand them over to your child along with some pencils or markers.

You can also print out the pages on A4 paper, but you’ll need to double-check the “Scale to Fit” setting on your printer to make sure that none of the printable area is being cut off.

How to Make These Worksheets Reusable

These free Thanksgiving worksheets are so much fun that you’ll definitely want to use them over and over! To do this, you can:

This will allow your kids to trace over the dashed lines using dry erase markers, then wipe the sheets clean and store them for future use.

(P.S. If you’re going to be placing these printable worksheets inside plastic page protectors, why not grab some of our other tracing activities and create an entire binder filled with fine motor activities for your kids? These letter tracing worksheets are especially popular!)

Download Your Free Thanksgiving Tracing Worksheets

In order to download these tracing sheets, simply click the download link below each image (no sign-up required):

Turkey tracing worksheet.


Pie tracing worksheet.


Fall leaf tracing worksheet.


Pumpkin tracing worksheet.


Please note that these worksheets are for personal and school use only and cannot be redistributed. When sharing this printable pack, please link to this article rather than directly to the files. You can read our full printables terms of use here.

Why Is Tracing Beneficial for Kids?

Not only are tracing activities fun, but they can also help little learners practice a variety of skills. Tracing these Thanksgiving pictures and words is a fun way for your child to…

  • Practice fine motor skills
  • Improve coordination and drawing accuracy
  • Gain better control over writing instruments
  • Develop pre-writing skills
  • Practice handwriting and letter formation
  • Improve hand-eye coordination
  • Improve letter recognition
  • Learn themed vocabulary words

Can I Use This Printable in My Classroom?

Absolutely! This printable would make a great addition to any lesson you have planned around the Thanksgiving theme. Feel free to use these printouts the next time you’re looking for independent work to assign to your students.

Mockup of pumpkin & turkey Thanksgiving tracing worksheets.
Mockup of fall Leaf & pie Thanksgiving tracing worksheets.

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