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Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids!

We are excited to share these simple and fun ways to get little ones excited about trying new foods! 

Registered Dietician Nutritionist, Allie Zalay, lead us through making these Thanksgiving recipes for kids, perfect for little hands and taste buds and we had a blast!

Create three turkey treats for kids with a few simple ingredients:


Thanksgiving Snack Bags

What You’ll Need

  • Clear plastic gloves
  • Colored Goldfish crackers
  • Mini pretzels
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Markers
  • Googly eyes and glue (optional)

How To Assemble

  1. Fill each “finger” of glove with colored goldfish crackers.
  2. Once filled, add pretzels to make the “palm”.
  3. Tie bottom of the glove near the “wrist” closed with pipe cleaner.
  4. Decorate “thumb” of turkey by making a face with markers and/or googly eyes.

Thanksgiving Turkey Sammie

What You’ll Need

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 slices deli turkey or leftover turkey breast
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Candy eyes or white chocolate chips
  • Apple slices
  • Grated carrots
  • Pretzel sticks

How To Assemble

  1. Place one slice whole wheat bread on serving plate. Layer with 1 slice turkey, 1 slice cheese and remaining slice turkey. Top with remaining slice of bread. Cut circle out using cookie cutter.
  2. Arrange candy eyes on top of sandwich. Using remaining cheese, cut out triangle nose and place on sandwich.
  3. Place apples and carrots in alternating pattern around top half of plate to look like feathers.
  4. Use pretzel sticks as turkey legs.

Festive Fruit Turkey

What You’ll Need

  • 1 Bosc pear
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • 6-8 Wooden skewers
  • Candy eyes or white chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Honey and/or nut or seed butter

How To Assemble

  1. Cut off bottom of pear so it stands flat on plate.
  2. Add blueberries, blackberries and raspberries onto each skewer. Insert into pear to resemble feathers.
  3. Using honey or nut butter, place candy eyes on front of pear. Add nose using mini chocolate chips.Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!


Allison Zalay is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a hands-on approach to nutrition education. Allison found an interest in nutrition and healthy living at an early age, by helping her mom in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking grew further when she worked as an Editor and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist overseeing several cookbook and cooking magazine projects under the healthy living category.

Allison believes healthy eating comes from the start, and nutrition education should begin at home at a young age. We are thrilled to have her offering her workshops and classes at Bubbles Academy for preschoolers and their families!

About The Author

Natalie Monterastelli

Natalie Monterastelli

I am a parent, teaching artist, writer, and entrepreneur who believes in the power of the Arts to help us connect, learn, and grow. My goal is to ignite wonder and compassion through my business (Bubbles Academy), nonprofit...

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