30+ Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

Kids will have a blast celebrating Thanksgiving with these 30+ Thanksgiving crafts & activities for toddlers! While kids of all ages can have fun with these hand-picked Thanksgiving activity favorites including easy Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers, we chose them with the youngest in mind.

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving activities for toddlers, like a handprint turkey, turkey crafts, and more.
Toddlers will have so much fun doing these crafts.

Thanksgiving Crafts Toddlers will love

Even though Thanksgiving is packed in the part of the season when decorating and shopping is on my mind, there seems to be downtime around this holiday that is open for having a little family fun. These Thanksgiving ideas will make creating and making memories with your toddler easy and fun!

Oh, and the turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving and keep your little one busy.

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Best Thanksgiving Activities For Toddlers

These turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving. The best part is, some of these would make preschool Thanksgiving crafts as well as Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. We hope you love this list of Thanksgiving crafts.

Image shows a compilation of Fall/Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s get coloring!

1. Print, Color & Play with Free Thanksgiving Printables Simple Enough for Toddlers

Practice fine motor skills the fun way with these fun Thanksgiving crafts!

Image shows a felt pie craft for Thanksgiving. From Mama Smiles
This is such a cute craft.

2. Play Pumpkin Pie 

Looking for a fun craft? This preciously adorable felt faux food is seasonally perfect.  Little hands will enjoy playing with their food while we will all be glad it is mess-free. via Mama Smiles

Image shows a a DIY gratitude tree for Thanksgiving. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Gratitude trees are a great way to teach this important feeling.

3. Thanksgiving Tree Family Activity

This is a family activity that can include everyone…including the little ones. It is always a good thing to start the conversation of gratefulness. These are great for three year olds and younger as well as the family. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows three baskets in red, green and blue, from Kids Activities Blog
Kids will love this game while waiting for dinner.

4. Play a Thanksgiving Game

This simple game will have all the kids running with a grateful heart.  It can be modified for any level of play. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a kid's hand holding an apple from an apple tree. From Kids Activities Blog
The best experiences don’t cost anything.

5. Take a Fall Family Outing

Lots of ideas to get the entire family outside to enjoy autumn and the Thanksgiving air. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows two printable Fall scavenger hunt from Kids Activities Blog
We love scavenger hunts all year round!

6. Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt

This nature scavenger hunt for kids of all ages is really good for younger kids too because it doesn’t require reading skills to know what you are searching for!

Image shows a shape turkey craft with colors. From Blog me mom
A fun way to learn the shapes.

7. Play with the Geometric Turkey

With some shapes that require little adult skill to create, a toddler can assemble their own colorful turkey and decorate. via Blog Me Mom

Image shows two pictures of a felt turkey craft from Kids Activities Blog
Such a cute turkey craft.

8. Use Felt for a Turkey Assembly Activity

 If you are looking for a quiet activity, this is the perfect fit. Felt cut into simple shapes that toddlers can make a turkey…or something else. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a pictures of a family thanksgiving tree in a living room. From Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a Thanksgiving tree!

9. Celebrate with a Thankful Heart Tree

Another family thankful tree that makes a sweet holiday tradition. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving-themed books for kids. List from Kids Activities Blog
Reading is always a great choice.

10. Read Thanksgiving Books Together

 A list of books that will get your family in the Thanksgiving spirit. via Kids Activities Blog

preschool thanksgiving crafts that include a black paper cup turkey with orange leave tail, a bottle cap turkey made of red, orange, yellow construction paper and googly eyes. A fat paper turkey with googly eyes with beaded tail feathers, a pilgrim paper plate boat, and pumpkin pie playdough.
I can’t decide which of these thanksgiving projects for toddlers I like best between the playdoh pumpkin pie or paper cup turkey.

toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

Image shows a torn paper turkey craft from Coffee cups and crayons
This craft is so easy and fun.

11. Make a Torn Paper Turkey Craft 

Oh how I giggle when everything you need for a craft is in the craft drawer.  This is one of those simple things you can pull out and do within the next 3 minutes. If you don’t have brown paper for this craft, you can use brown paper bags. via Coffee Cups and Crayons

Image shows two pictures of a kid making and wearing a DIY headband inspired by Thanksgiving. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
What a fun and festive craft!

12. Craft a Thanksgiving Headband 

Inspired by the Native Americans who made the first Thanksgiving possible. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows the process of making a tree with cookie cutters for Thanksgiving craft. From Kids activities blog
Here’s a fun way to use your cookie cutters.

13. Use Cookie Cutters as a Stencil Tree 

Using the cookie cutters in a kitchen drawer, your toddler can create art. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a window with turkey hand crafts in fall colors. From Mamas Smiles
Perfect for classroom activities.

14. Make Thankful Hands

This simple craft involves hand tracing and a thankful spirit. This makes one of the best Thanksgiving projects for kids I think. It’s important to remember to be thankful. via Mama Smiles

Image shows a thanksgiving sign made with paint and construction paper. "Happy thanksgiving" from My cup overflows
Wish someone a happy thanksgiving with this craft.

15. Use your Hands for a Handprint Feathered Turkey

A fun, easy preschool craft that includes colorful construction paper and googly eyes! via My Cup Overflows

Image shows a coffee filter craft for kids. from Kids Activities Blog
So simple yet so cute.

16. Recycle with a Coffee Filter Turkey

Using a salad spinner and some paint, this craft is sure to be a toddler hit! via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a turkey cap craft for Thanksgiving over a blue background from Crafty Morning
We love upcycling crafts, like this cute cap turkey!

17. Create Bottle Cap Turkey Magnets

Go small. Make fridge magnets with bottle caps. This would also make a great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. I love this since it uses minimal craft supplies! What fantastic fun for two year olds. via Crafty Morning

thanksgiving activities for preschoolers with a brown paper turkey with beaded tail feathers, a turkey made out of hands cut out from construction paper, 3d paper pumpkin decor, and a tree with paper leaves.
That 3D paper pumpkin is one of the cutest Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids.

Easy Thanksgiving activities For Kids

Image shows two turkey crafts with buttons and feathers from fun littles
Let’s make cute and colorful turkey crafts.

18. Decorate a Turkey

What a fun addition to any Thanksgiving celebration. I love how this simple activity can be made age-appropriate based on the materials you provide for turkey dressing (up). via Fun Littles

Image shows two pictures of toilet paper rolls to make turkey thanksgiving crafts. From Crafty Moms share
You don’t need a lot to have fun.

19. Make Native American Dolls

Love this festive Thanksgiving craft. These simple play people are up cycled toilet paper rolls and can be personalized to a toddler’s specifications. via Crafty Moms Share

Image shows a handprint craft for Thanksgiving. from Kids activities blog
What a pretty keepsake.

20. Paint a Handprint Ship

This simple handprint ship art project is great for younger kids like toddlers and preschoolers! A toddler’s handprint is transformed into a pilgrim ship with a bit of paint and construction paper shapes.  It is something they will love to do and then send as a card.

Thanksgiving activities for toddlers with a turkey using hand cut outs from construction paper, a thankful tree with paper leaves, and a stuffed pumpkin pie made from felt.
That construction paper turkey is one of our many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids since it involves using scissors.

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Toddlers

Image shows the process of making a turkey thanksgiving craft from She knows
Use your creativity to make a fun turkey craft.

21. Create an Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin

This site has several easy preschool crafts. Plus, it requires very little to make. A paper plate, tissue paper, and a glue stick. This is also one of many Thanksgiving crafts for 3 year olds that wouldn’t require a lot of help. via She Knows

Image shows three pictures of a toddler playing with spaghetti for a thanksgiving game. From 123 homeschool 4 me
Toddlers will have a blast with spaghetti.

22. Make Pasta Turkeys

This silly sensory play is sure to be a hit with kids that adore their time to be filled with a tad of messy. via 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Image shows a kid painting a Thanksgiving placemat. From Kids activities blog
Make your own Thanksgiving placemat!

23. DIY Art Placemats

Get the entire family involved in creating custom placemats from their art for Thanksgiving dinner! The whole family, including older kids, can make their spot at the Thanksgiving table extra special. This is the perfect Thanksgiving craft. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows two pictures with a turkey craft behind them. From Kids activities blog
This craft is suitable for kids of all ages.

24. Craft a We are Thankful Display with the Family

Want more easy crafts for two year olds? Toddlers can get involved in the family thankfulness display. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a turkey suncatcher. From Learn create love
What a beautiful suncatcher.

25. Make Colorful Turkey Suncatcher

Transform a little tissue paper into a bright and happy turkey to hang in the window.  This post has a free printable so your turkey will resemble a turkey too! This would be great for 2 year olds and 3 year olds. via Learn Create Love

Image shows a thanksgiving-inspired wreath made with leafs. from kids activities blog
Such beautiful decor!

26. Craft a Thanksgiving Centerpiece Together

This table centerpiece is easy enough that a toddler can be involved in the process. What a perfect way to get babies and 2 year olds involved in decorating for the holidays! via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas For Toddlers

Image shows a DIY Thanksgiving turkey craft from  Mama Smiles
How colorful!

27. Make a Handprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition is always lots of fun. It’s a great way to get kids busy and out of trouble on Thanksgiving day. via Mama Smiles

Image shows a footprint turkey craft on a blue paper. text reads "give thanks". From Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a cute footprint craft.

28. Make a Footprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition has a twist! This is a great way to make thanksgiving art for toddlers. Plus, this is one of our super cute Thanksgiving crafts for infants as well. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a boat craft made with paper plates and paint. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Making a paper plate boat is so much fun.

29. Make a Paper Plate Boat

Build a ship out of paper plates. If you are brave, grab some paint too. Adding paint to this project would also make this one of the many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. Love paper plate crafts. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a hand tree for thanksgiving made with a toilet paper roll. From Kids activities blog
What a creative way to use handprint art!

30. Get the Family Together and Make a Handprint Tree

Make a Thanksgiving handprint tree with all the members of the family. This could be fun with everyone that joins you for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Toddler Crafts FAQ

What do you do with a 2 year old for Thanksgiving?

2 year olds at Thanksgiving can be so much fun. If you have friends and family around, toddlers will have an adventure being in the middle of all the holiday chaos. Give 2 year olds simple things like some of the activities on this list to keep them engaged and busy. Preserve sleep schedules and nap times as much as possible to make it a rested, happy holiday!

How do you make Thanksgiving fun for kids?

Allow kids to be part of the family celebration and interact with multiple generations at different levels. Kids do not need constant entertainment and will learn to be part of the bigger event. Keep a special surprise or activity in waiting if you see frustration or intense boredom looming…!

How do you keep kids busy on Thanksgiving?

We hope this list of easy Thanksgiving crafts will keep kids busy and having fun. Think of Thanksgiving crafts as being more about the process and the ability to make things together vs. what the outcome might be!

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids of All Ages From Kids Activities Blog

We have great things to do to celebrate Thanksgiving with kids of all ages:

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity for 2 year olds? Which toddler Thanksgiving craft or activity will be your first to try?

9 Comments

  1. Thanks so much for including our fine motor turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. I ADORE that!!! Thanks so much for letting us feature it.

  3. Can you tell me where I can find directions for the felt pumpkin pie? Thanks!

  4. It is linked above in the Play Pumpkin Pie – 2nd link in the article. She has a link to the directions.

  5. These activities are so fun! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Great activities! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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