Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year – I think an attitude of gratefulness is so important to cultivate in ourselves and our kiddos. Here are just a few of the craft activities I hope to do soon with my kiddos.

. Thanksgiving Craft Ideas


Turkey with Thankful Feathers (via Parents Magazine).  They covered a foam ball with yarn and added feathers with mentions of things that they had been blessed with – love it!

Thanksgiving Tree.  Add leaves to your tree with different things that you are thankful for.

Handprint Turkey Lunchbag.  Simple and great as a napkin dispenser on your festive day.

Make a Thanksgiving Wreath out of painted clothespins.  Label each “pin” with something you have been blessed with.

Toilet Paper Roll Turkey.  This Turkey is so simple to make.  Fill each finger with something you are grateful for.

Conversation.  Dipping your own candles will give you plenty of time to discuss with your kids different things that you both are thankful for.  See if you can come up with something you are thankful for each time you “dip” – and they double as great tabletop decorations!

Thankful Paper Chain.  These are simple enough for even the youngest tykes to participate!  I think it would be a fun icebreaker activity.


Love these ideas, follow my Pinterest board all about Thanksgiving – I am adding new ideas and finds daily!


Do you have a tradition to help instill an attitude of gratefulness in your kids?  I’d love to hear about it!

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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).