It’s squash season…and that means pumpkin reigns supreme! We love pumpkin because it’s a healthy ingredient that plays well with kid-friendly recipes. And we love these Thanksgiving pumpkin recipes for kids because they take advantage of the season’s favorite ingredient, with easy steps kids can help with. They’re great for Thanksgiving Day, or for snacking all November long!
Thanksgiving Pumpkin Recipes
It’s super easy (and super fun) for kids to make their own pies. A hands-on, sensory activity– like playing with play dough, only with edible results!
A community favorite, these tasty, tiny no-bake treats are great for kids to prepare and enjoy. These pumpkin cookies are also perfect after-school snacks, since they’re refreshing bundles of pumpkin, oats, and raisins!
We love a kitchen filled with the scent of freshly baked cookies. This pumpkin cookie recipe is ideal for small bakers since there are only three easy ingredients: cake mix, pumpkin puree, and chocolate!
After researching different ways to make smoothies, we settled on one that has only four healthy ingredients: milk, honey, pumpkin, and yogurt! This pumpkin smoothie is definitely a community favorite.
Few things in the world are better than a great loaf of pumpkin bread. The delicious aroma of cinnamon and spices wafting in the air reminds us of autumn, cool weather, and getting cozy at home with fun books and tasty snacks!
Pumpkin carving season is over, but maybe you still have some uncarved pumpkins sitting on your front porch, or are inspired to cook with some of those beautiful squashes while they’re still in the market. In any case, this is great way to make a tasty snack with the season’s harvest.
Mornings are always a rush; this is a great make-ahead meal you can store in the refrigerator or freezer and simply pop in the toaster oven for a quick breakfast treat.
This whipped pumpkin dip is great for getting fruit (and pumpkin!) into picky kids. A great addition to a holiday fruit platter.
The smell of pumpkin baking in the kitchen reminds us of fall, but we love to make and eat these pumpkin bars all through the year!
We hoped you enjoyed our collection of Thanksgiving pumpkin recipes! For more awesome Fall family activities & crafts, see our list of 14 Creative Thanksgiving Traditions for Kids!