I'm sharing lots of fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids that will keep your little ones busy and get them in the holiday spirit. I've been working on teaching my two-year old all about what it means to be thankful. Each night before bed we say our prayers and list off all the people and things we are grateful for. It's really cute to hear what toddlers are thankful for. “Mommy, daddy, dinosaurs, mac and cheese,” lol! I want him to truly understand the importance of giving and the reason that we celebrate Thanksgiving and all that we are blessed with. Of course the best way to teach a child something new is to incorporate the idea into something fun, so I've rounded up some fun crafts we'll be working on while we learn about Thanksgiving.
How cute are these little cardboard pilgrims? Super simple craft you can do with kids too. All you need is a cardboard toilet paper or paper towel roll, some construction paper, scissors, a marker and glue. Cut out the basic shapes for clothing, hair and hats and glue to the rolls.
These would make great little centerpieces for your Thanksgiving table as well.
More fun Thanksgiving Kids Crafts Ideas
- Make a Thankful Tree. Stick branches in a flower pot or some floral foam. Have your kids cut out leaf shapes and write the things they are thankful for on each leaf.
- Send a friend or family member a Turkey handprint card. Kids can make a print of their hand with ink or paint to make the feathers of a turkey. Draw a turkey face and legs onto the print and have your child write a letter of thanks to someone they love.
- Counting our Blessings Jar- use an empty pickle jar or large mason jar to make a Blessings Jar kids can add write notes of thanks and add to the jar. Open and read with your family on Thanksgiving morning.
Check out my Thanksgiving Crafts Pinterest board for lots more fun craft ideas