9 {Celebrate} Thanksgiving Crafts

We love to celebrate Thanksgiving and what could be more fun than Thanksgiving crafts?  Kids Activities Blog has been finding all sorts of different ways to celebrate this November holiday and today we have found some really fun Thanksgiving crafts to do with kids.

Celebrating Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.   On a philosophical level, I appreciate it more than any other holiday.   It is a great time as a family to reprioritize your life and evaluate the things that you are the most grateful for.   We love to “count our blessings”.

Here are some of the ideas of activities we have found to help our kids celebrate Thanksgiving.

Activities for kids to celebrate and cultivate thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Crafts

Record what you and your kids are thankful for from the past year with a Thanksgiving tree.   Have each child write their blessing onto a leave and tie the leaves to the tree.   This Thanksgiving tradition, makes a great dessert table decoration.

Make Grandma (or whomever is hosting the Thanksgiving Day festivities) an apron to tell them you are grateful for the work they put into your yummy day.   You can use a painted handprint turkey to decorate the front of the apron, or if you are really industrious, maybe you can make a bigger turkey with foot and handprints.

Make an acorn collage as a fall preschool craft.     Use scraps of paper, and once it has dried, write things that the kids are thankful for inside the acorn.

We love pretend play.   Try to think outside of yourself, and see the world from a different perspective.   If you were an owl, or another animal, what would you be thankful for?   Here is a finger puppet tutorial so you can make your bird tell what it is in it’s “thankful list”.

The morning of Thanksgiving, have your children mix up a batch of this kid-tested and approved drink, Apple Cider Slushies.   They are a yummy Fall treat.

Help keep conversation hopping this Thanksgiving, leave little notes of conversation ideas and questions around your table-top.   Here are 99 Family Conversation Starters to help your kids talk more.

Decorate your holiday table with this simple decoupage craft for kids.   Use mod podge and dried/pressed colorful leaves, coat the jar with the paste, attach the leaves and let it dry.     Add a spicy candle before your guests arrive.

Celebrate Thanksgiving

What does your family like to do together each Thanksgiving?



  1. Those owl puppets are adorable!

  2. Thanks for featuring my owl puppets! Great post, just shared on FB!

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