Halloween has come and gone. Can you believe it’s already November? The holiday season has begun. Before Thanksgiving passes us by why not have a little fun. Here is a round-up of 28 Kids Thanksgiving crafts and activities to help celebrate turkey day.
28 Kids Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities
A turkey is the main attraction for Thanksgiving dinner. So, of course, there are plenty of different ways to craft a turkey. From pinecones to paper bags you will find an easy fun way to create turkeys with your kiddos.
Painted Pinecone Turkeys from Live Craft Eat
Turkey Headband from i heart Crafty things
Paper Bag Turkey Puppets – Crafty Morning
Pumpkin Turkey Thanksgiving Craft – Growing Up Bilingual
Paper Roll Turkey Craft – The Resourceful Mama
A Turkey Frame Craft – The Chirping Moms
Printable Turkey Hat Craft – Kids Craft Room
Turkey Puppets – Toddler at Play
Paper Plate Turkey Craft – The Resourceful Mama
Need to keep the kids busy while adding the finishing touches to Thanksgiving dinner? Have them make their own placemats.
There is a handprint placemat for younger kids. Or a woven placemat to practice fine motor skills. Or if you are looking for something easy there is a link to free printable placemats.
Handprint Turkey Placemat Craft For Kids – i heart arts and crafts
Woven Thanksgiving Placemats – imperialsugar.com
Free Printable Thanksgiving Placemats – roseclearfield.com
While making these Pilgrim crafts you can take the opportunity to teach your kids how Thanksgiving came to be.
You can teach them about the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving. Tell them the story about how the Pilgrims celebrated the first Thanksgiving after their first harvest in the New World.
If you need visuals Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving is a great picture book to read to your little ones. This book can help them learn what Thanksgiving is all about.
The kids can make Pilgrim hats to wear. They can decorate your home with Pilgrims. Or create the Mayflower.
Kids’ Pilgrim Hat DIY for Thanksgiving – Alpha Mom
Paper Plate Pilgrim Crafts – All Kids Network
Popsicle Stick Pilgrim Hat – Glued to My Crafts
Paper Plate Mayflower Thanksgiving Craft – A Little Pinch of Perfect
Pilgrim Photo Puppets – Toddler Approved
Thankful Thanksgiving Crafts
A tradition many families have at Thanksgiving dinner is to say what you are thankful for. These Kids Thanksgiving crafts and activities can help your kids to express what they are thankful for during this time of year.
These crafts will be good to keep throughout the years. So your kids can look back and remember what they were thankful for each year.
Cardboard Thankful Turkey Craft – A Dab of Glue will do
A Thankful Turkey Book – B Inspired Mama
Acorn Gratitude Banner – Creative Family Fun
Teaching Toddlers to be Thankful – Busy Toddler
Free Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Printable – i heart naptime
Thankful Adorable Turkey Craft – Happy Home Fairy
Edible Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Are you wondering what to do with the piles of candy your kids have after trick or treating? These crafts are a good way to put some of that Halloween candy to use.
Your kids can give away these edible crafts to family and friends. To show how thankful they are to have them in their lives.
Thanksgiving Apple Turkey Craft – i heart Crafty things
Oreo Turkeys and Cookie Pilgrim Hats – Our Best Bites
Easy Cornucopia Activity – hometalk.com
Chocolate Turkey Apples – The Savvy Sparrow
Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Bags – That’s What Che Said
Thanksgiving Turkey Treats – Clean and Scenysible
Supplies You’ll Need
These crafts and activities are simple and fun to do with your kids. You may already have most of the supplies you need.
If you don’t already have these supplies they are easy to find at any craft store or on Amazon. Also, Dollar tree is a great place to stock up on craft supplies.
- paper plates
- paper bags
- popsicle sticks
- toilet paper roll tubes
- pipe cleaners
- construction paper
- googly eyes
- pom poms
Benefits of Crafting with Kids
There are many benefits to crafting with your kids. First, crafting with your kids is a great way to spend family quality time together. Also, you can bond with your kids while making something fun.
Some other benefits of crafting with kids are:
- Fine Motor Skill Development
- Promotes creativity
- Decision-making skills
- Improves hand-eye coordination
Crafting with my kids is a fun way for us to spend time together. Also, I love being able to encourage their creativity. I definitely think it’s easier to craft with my kids when it’s around a holiday because it gives us a theme to work on.
Have you made any of the above Kids Thanksgiving crafts and activities with your kids? Are you planning to make any of the listed crafts above? Let me know in the comments:)
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