Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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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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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).

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  1. The clothes pin idea is genius!

  2. Great POST! Thanks ;)

  3. Great Collection! I can’t wait to visit your pin interest:) Thanks for sharing!

  4. I was so excited to find this blog with activities organized by age…but all the links at the top I was so excited about (Preschool, Middle School, etc.) don’t seem to work. The only links working are Advertising and About Us.

  5. love,love,love,love,love these ideas. I could say I love them again but it is probably getting annoying, but seriously… awesome! My fave is the yarn turkey.

  6. Love all of these ideas! I’ve been collecting Thanksgiving ideas myself. I love the thankful tree!

  7. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Australia but these ideas are great!

  8. Your ideas are wonderful! Like Kate above me said already, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving over here in Australia, which I think is very sad. It is such a wonderful way to give thanks for all of our blessings and your kid’s ideas would no doubt make the whole celebration more meaningful for kids.

    If you have 5 minutes to spare please pop over to my blog and check out my weekly Pinterest linky party. I would be so thrilled if you could join in and link up this post!

    Best wishes,

  9. Love the ‘thankful’ yarn turkey. That is a fun idea. Thanks for all the links.

  10. Love the yarn turkey idea!

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