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7 Edible Thanksgiving Treats to Make with Your Kids This Weekend

Three Thanksgiving turkey shaped cookies on a plate with autumn leaves and pumpkins

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday to get your kids excited about—there’s gratitude for food, family, and our freedom in America. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparing a big meal or stressing about spending time with your crazy wonderful family, but it’s also important to take moments to see the bigger picture. I am lecturing myself now really.

Taking some time to focus on a fun task that maybe also involves chocolate or the word “pie” can be a great decompression for you, quality bonding for your kid, and an opening to talk about giving thanks and your family. Here are a few fun edible ways to get in the kitchen with your kids:

Candy pretzel turkey bites from Suburban Simplicity

Nutter butter turkey cookies from I Heart Naptime

Turkey veggie tray and dip from Eating Richly

Turkey-shaped challah from The Nosher

Mini pumpkin pie pops from One Little Project

Pilgrim hat cookies from Handmade in the Heartland

Apple Pie Pops from The Nosher

Shannon Sarna

Shannon Sarna is Editor of The Nosher. Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting with diverse foods is simply in her blood. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Tablet Magazine, JTA News, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, The Jewish Week, Joy of Kosher Magazine, Vinepair, Modern Loss and Buzzfeed. She graduated from Smith College in Northampton, MA with a degree in Comparative Government and Spanish Language and Literature and lives in South Orange, NJ with her husband, daughters and rescue dogs. To see what Shannon is cooking and eating, follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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