Easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids is one of our family traditions every year at this time. It is fun to do festive Thanksgiving crafts together. Kids of all ages can get in on the fun of these favorite Thanksgiving craft projects. Many of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts also explore and express gratitude and thankfulness. Use this Thanksgiving craft list at home or in the classroom for hours of crafty gobble gobble fun!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
We have a huge list of fun ideas for Thanksgiving crafts for every age that was started many years ago, but we keep adding good Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids every single year so this list keeps growing…and growing!
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Simple and Fun Turkey Crafts for Kids
Not only are turkeys iconic Thanksgiving symbols, they’re delicious, nutritious, and silly-looking birds that kids love! These turkey crafts are easy to do and sure to be a Turkey Day hit.
1. Turkey Football Craft
Combine two Thanksgiving favorites into one with this turkey football craft from Crafty Mommy. Cute paper footballs are the turkeys’ feathers!
2. Pom Pom Turkeys
How cute are pom pom turkeys? All you need is yarn, scissors, and foam paper for this easy craft.
Hot glue a magnet onto the back, and then stick it on the fridge! via Mom on Timeout
3. Turkey Puppets
Turn an empty water bottle into a turkey puppet. Via Crafty Morning, kids can personalize their puppet with feathers and construction paper legs, beaks, and eyes!
4. Burlap Turkey
A burlap turkey makes a perfect, rustic-looking Thanksgiving decoration!
Via Crafty Morning, kids can paint the burlap anyway they want, then cut it out into the perfect turkey shape!
5. Leaf Turkey
Gather leaves during your next walk, or use crafting leaves to make a leaf turkey.
Via Crafty Morning, just glue the leaves on a construction paper turkey to create a festive piece of art!
6. Pool Noodle Turkey
Did you know that you can use a pool noodle to make a turkey craft?! We didn’t, either!
Via And Next Comes L, use slices of pool noodle to create a turkey body that kids will have a blast gluing accent feathers to!
7. Turkey Balloons
How cute are these turkey balloons? Such a fun way to decorate the house for Thanksgiving!
Via Design Improvised, kids can create their own turkey balloon pet with some tape, string, construction paper, and feathers.
8. Mike & Ike Turkey
Make a Mike & Ike turkey, then snack on the candies you don’t use! Via Crafty Morning, this craft is just a cute as it is delicious.
9. Footprint Stained Glass Turkey
Looking for a fancy Thanksgiving decoration? Make a footprint stained glass turkey via Meaningful Mama.
Frame your kids footprint with scraps of different colored construction paper to create a beautiful stained glass affect that looks like turkey wings!
10. Painted Popcorn Turkey
Kids will get a kick out of this popcorn painted turkey, via Mini Monets and Mommies.
Use popcorn to create a beautiful turkey craft, then eat the leftovers!
11. Turkey Party Hats
Set the mood for Thanksgiving dinner with turkey party hats. via Crafty Morning
12. Handprint Turkey
Turn your kiddo’s handprint into a turkey with shaving cream! Via Mini Monets and Mommies, this craft is messy fun kids will love.
13. Dish Brush Turkey Craft
Grab a dish brush from the dollar store and make a dish brush turkey craft!
Via Crafty Morning, kids will have a blast using a common household item to create a festive turkey craft!
14. Turkey Leg Crown
Make an adorable turkey leg crown out of construction paper, newspaper, and paper bags! Via The Chirping Moms.
15. Shaving Cream Turkey
Use shaving cream to make a turkey for a fun Thanksgiving sensory activity!
Via Mini Monets and Mommies, kids will love this messy holiday fun.
16. Printable EOS Turkey
This printable EOS turkey is super cute…and free!
Via Idea Room, these printables turn EOS lip balms into cute turkeys. They make adorable gifts and dinner table place holders!
17. Handprint and Footprint Turkeys
Use paint to change handprints and footprints into turkeys!
Via Simply Today Life, this craft is easy to do, but creates something beautiful!
18. DIY Turkey Busy Bag
This turkey busy bag is the perfect way to keep kids busy when you’re traveling over the river and through the woods to see loved ones this Thanksgiving!
Via Sunny Day Family, kids will love having somewhere to hide their treats and treasures during the holiday season.
19. Turn Your Handprint Into A Turkey
Turn your kiddo’s handprint into a turkey! Via Artsy Craftsy Mom this craft uses bright colors for each finger. Kids will love getting to use the rainbow on this turkey craft!
Easy Turkey Crafts That Use Recyclable Material
These turkey crafts are made from items you probably have around the house!
Bubble wrap, coffee filters, toilet paper rolls, and popsicle sticks are just some examples of items you can upcycle, and turn into beautiful Thanksgiving crafts.
20. Paint Bubble Wrap Turkey
Make a bubble wrap painted turkey to add some fun texture to the paint! via Crafty Morning
21. Toilet Paper Roll Turkey
Use leftover toilet paper rolls to make turkeys!
Via Where Imagination Grows, kids can use construction paper, paint, and markers to add cute details to their toilet paper roll turkeys!
22. Mini Popsicle Stick Turkey
Paint a turkey on mini popsicle sticks for a cute Thanksgiving decoration!
Via Crafty Morning, kids can even add feathers to the back of their popsicle stick creation!
23. Hidden Message Turkey Tins
Kids will have a blast making turkey tins to hide hidden messages in!
Via Dabbling Momma , this turkey craft is easy to make! Just find an old tin and let kids decorate it with construction paper, felt, feathers, and googly eyes.
24. Coffee Filter and Paper Plate Turkeys
Make beautiful paper plate and coffee filter turkeys. This is a quick craft using items you already have from A Little Pinch of Perfect
25. Tissue Paper Turkey
If you have leftover tissue paper from presents, make a tissue paper turkey! Via Play & Learn Every Day
26. Pinecone and Pipe Cleaner Turkeys
Gather pinecones, add some pipe cleaners, then make turkeys!
Via Teen Entertainment Guide, kids will have a blast gathering the pinecones and turning them into cute turkey crafts!
27. Cupcake Liner Turkeys
If you have toilet paper rolls and cupcake liners, you can make cupcake liner turkeys! Via Crafty Morning, this craft is bright and colorful!
28. Paper Bag Stuffed Turkeys
Do you have paper bags? Turn them into stuffed turkeys! Via Joyfully Weary, this turkey craft is easy to make and personalize for each kid.
Kids will love adding feathers, googly eyes, beaks, and cute red gobblers!
29. Household Item Turkey
Make a turkey out of household items for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft idea.
Via Mama of Many Blessings, use cups, pompoms, feathers, and construction paper to make cute and festive turkeys!
30. Coffee Filter Turkey Craft
Coffee filters are the base of this turkey craft. Use a salad spinner to spin paint around and create a beautiful design on your turkey!
Kids will love the messy fun.
31. Soda Can Turkey
Use soda can tabs to decorate a turkey! Via Crafty Morning, paint old soda tabs and use them as turkey wings and feathers.
32. Paper Plate Turkeys
Do you have a bunch of paper plates? Use a few to make some paper plate turkeys. Via A Little Pinch of Perfect, this craft is easy and festive!
33. Corn Husk Feather Turkeys
Decorate your walls with turkeys and corn husk feathers! Via A Little Pinch of Perfect, these painted corn husk feathers are perfect for fall.
34. Leaf Turkey
Gather leaves on your next walk (or use crafting leaves, instead) to make a leaf turkey!
Via ET Speaks From Home, kids will have a blast gathering leaves from outside and turning them into a work of art.
35. Construction Paper and Coffee Filter Turkey
Make a turkey out of construction paper and coffee filters! Who doesn’t remember making an accordion leg craft at some point in school? via Buggy and Buddy
36. Bottle Cap Turkey
Repurpose bottle caps into turkeys. Via Crafty Morning, these bottle cap turkeys have the biggest, cutest eyes and red gobblers!
Glue a magnet on the back for a fun Thanksgiving fridge decoration
37. Jar Turkeys
Transform empty jars into turkeys with this fun Thanksgiving craft for kids! via Artsy Momma
38. Glove Turkeys
Put old gloves to good use making glove turkeys! via Joyfully Weary
39. Kleenex Box Turkey
Turn an empty Kleenex box into a turkey! via Meaningful Mama
40. K-Cup Turkey Craft
If you feel guilty about K-cup waste, upcycle them into a fun turkey craft!
Via Crafty Morning, these turkey craft is cute and simple with its big googly eyes and fluffy feathers.
41. Yogurt Cup Turkey
Save yogurt cups and turn them into turkeys. Via Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails, paint yogurt cups and add feathers!
42. Terra Cotta Turkey Pots
Turn terra cotta pots into turkeys for a cute place setting idea or front yard decoration! via Crafty Morning
43. Painted Turkey Craft
Repurpose bottle caps into a painted turkey craft. Via Crafty Morning, turn painted bottle caps into your construction paper turkey’s feathers!
Kids will love getting to paint bottle caps.
44. Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys
Make turkeys out of paper towel and toilet paper cardboard rolls!
Via Meaningful Mama, feathers and googly eyes create adorable turkey crafts.
45. Box Turkey
Repurpose your recyclables into a box turkey.
Via Artsy Momma, this turkey box is a great, festive place for kids to hide their treats and treasures!
46. Make A Turkey Out Of Rocks
Does your family like to decorate rocks and then hide them for others to find? Try making a batch of turkey rocks! via Crafty Morning
Turn Halloween Leftovers Into Thanksgiving Crafts
If you’re not ready to let go of the Halloween spirit, here are some Thanksgiving crafts that capture the festive fall feeling of Halloween and Thanksgiving!
Plus, you can reuse old Halloween candy for some of these crafts.
47. Chocolate Bar Wrapper Turkey
Looking for a fun party favor to give guests after Thanksgiving dinner? Make handmade turkey chocolate bar wrappers! via The Educators Spin On It
48. DIY Candy Corn Luminary
This DIY Candy Corn Luminary is the best centerpiece for your fall table. Via Education Possible, this luminary captures the spirit of fall!
49. Toilet Paper Roll Pumpkins
Use leftover cardboard rolls and paper to make scrappy pumpkins. Via Mom On Timeout, these toilet paper roll pumpkins are gorgeous!
All is takes is scissors, toilet paper rolls, and things to decorate to create these striped, bouncy pumpkins.
50. Candy Corn Turkey
Do you have leftover candy corn from Halloween? Use it to decorate a turkey! via Crafty Morning
DIY Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids
Here are some fun Thanksgiving crafts that kids will love! Crafts are a great way to get in the mood for the holiday season. Plus, they can entertain the kids why you prepare for Thanksgiving Day!
51. How To Make Dipped Candles
Who knew dipped candles were so easy to make?
Kids will love creating something that can be used. You can even put the candles on top of the Thanksgiving dinner table!
52. Cranberry Slime
Whip up a batch of cranberry slime for kids to play with as you make Thanksgiving dinner! via Steamsational
53. Thanksgiving Hat
Kids will love making and wearing their own Thanksgiving hat. Via Little Fingers Big Art(link unavailable), this hat has colorful feathers and pretty patterns!
54. Eye Dropper Indian Corn
Eye dropper Indian corn gives the dreamiest result!
Via What Can We Do with Paper and Glue, just cut out a corn shape out of paper and use an eye dropper to drop water color dots onto it to create rainbow kernels!
55. Thankful Leaves
Decorate your dining room walls with “thankful leaves”! via What Do We Do All Day
56. Thanksgiving Paper Crafts
If you’re looking for a quick Thanksgiving art project, try these easy Thanksgiving paper crafts. Via The Chaos and the Clutter, paint trees, make leaves, and color presents and people.
57. Thanksgiving Crafts
So many Thanksgiving crafts for kids to choose from! Via Peace But Not Quiet, there’s handprint crafts, turkey crafts, and adorable pinecone crafts!
58. Paper Confetti Indian Corn Craft
This paper confetti Indian Corn Craft is a wonderful craft that allows kids to work on eye-hand coordination! via School Time Snippets
59. Fall Painting Projects
Use a paint roller method for fall painting projects. Via Artsy Momma, create Indian corn with beautiful colors and patterns!
60. Thanksgiving Handprint Keepsake
Turn your child’s handprint into a Thanksgiving keepsake. Via Fun Handprint Art, create adorable turkeys and people with thumbprints and handprints.
61. Paper Plate and Tissue Indian Corn
Decorate your dinning room for Thanksgiving dinner with paper plate and tissue paper Indian corn.
Via Joyfully Weary, these tissue paper Indian corns are fluffy and colorful!
Exciting Games for Thanksgiving Day!
Let’s take a break from all the Thanksgiving crafts for some fun Thanksgiving games. Playing a Thanksgiving themed game is a great way to create holiday memories. They get everybody involved and spending time with each other.
Here are some Thanksgiving games and activities that will create some fun family time!
62. Turkey Baster Pom Pom Race
Kids will have so much fun with this turkey baster pom pom race while the turkey cooks!
Via School Time Snippets, kids try to shoot pom poms across the table with a turkey baster the quickest!
63. Thanksgiving Ring Toss Game
Make a simple Thanksgiving ring toss game for the kids to play with while the turkey cooks! via Hands On As We Grow
64. Thanksgiving Activities
Check out these fun family Thanksgiving activities! Via Written Reality, kids will love the Nerf gun turkey hunts, scavenger hunts, and Thanksgiving bingo cards!
65. Thanksgiving Yoga
Blow off some steam, and get rid of holiday stress with Thanksgiving yoga! via Kids Yoga Stories
Thanksgiving Crafts That Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is the reason for the season! Here are some crafts and activities that will help teach kids how to feel gratitude and express thankfulness.
Plus, you’ll end up with some beautiful Thanksgiving decorations to keep!
66. Tree Of Thanks
Make it a Thanksgiving tradition to share what you are grateful for with a Tree of Thanks that can double as a Thanksgiving centerpiece!
Via Mama. Papa. Bubba., create a beautiful paper tree out of construction paper, then have the family write what they’re thankful for on the leaves!
67. Thankfulness Tree
Talk about being thankful with your kids and help them make this thankfulness tree that is the perfect table centerpiece. via Mom on Timeout
68. Gratitude Turkey
Kids can practice writing as they record what they are grateful for with a gratitude turkey!
Via Tools to Grow, kids write what they’re thankful for on their cute turkeys’ wings with the free downloadable craft template.
69. “Give Thanks” Handprint
Decorate with a “Give Thanks” handprint for a fun way to remind kids to show their gratitude. via The Life of Jennifer Dawn
70. Gratitude Journal
Keeping a gratitude journal is a great way to teach kids the power of starting each day being thankful! via School Time Snippets.
71. Gratitude Pumpkin
Create a festive fall decoration with a gratitude pumpkin!
Via Coffee and Carpool, kids will have a blast writing what they’re thankful for on pumpkins and displaying them around the house.
72. Thankful Treat Jar For Dogs
Let your pets in on the gratitude fun with this thankful treat jar for dogs! Via Mom Dot, include your furry friends on the Turkey Day fun!
73. Gratitude Tree
One of our most favorite Thanksgiving crafts ever is this gorgeous gratitude tree that everyone in the family can participate in.
All you need is a vase, rocks, string, and paper. Once you cut out the leaves, have your family write what they’re thankful for on them, then tie the leaves to the tree!
74. Grateful Leaves
Write out what you are grateful for on leaves! via Play & Learn Every Day
75. Gratitude Jar
Gratitude jars are great Thanksgiving traditions. Everyday, have the entire family write something they’re thankful for on pieces of paper and put it into a jar.
On Thanksgiving Day, have the entire family read everything they’re thankful for!
76. Gratitude Garland
List all of the things you have to be thankful for on a gratitude garland!
Via Mosswood Connections, have the whole family write what they’re thankful for on notecards, then string them together to create garland.
77. Be Thankful Bucket
Pass around a “be thankful bucket” after Thanksgiving dinner.
Via Dabbling Momma, kids will love decorating the bucket and putting notes with what they’re thankful for inside.
It’s the perfect opportunity to teach gratitude to kids!
78. Grateful Turkey
Use leftover paint sample cards to make a grateful turkey!
Via Sunshine & Hurricanes, kids can write what they’re thankful for on strips of paint sample cards, then use them as feathers on their thankful turkeys!
79. Little Thankful Thoughts
Paint jars to hold your kiddo’s little thankful thoughts! Via Mama Rosemary, these jars are beautiful and kids will lave putting their thankful thoughts in them!
80. Handprint Gratitude Tree
Try making a handprint gratitude tree with kids. This Thanksgiving craft with a message opens the door to an amazing conversation around the power of gratitude.
Check out the step by step tutorial via Fun Handprint Art Blog.
81. Garland Of Thanks
There’s no better Thanksgiving decoration than a garland of thanks!
Via Mama.Papa.Bubba, paint real leaves, write what your family is thankful for, then string them together to create a festive fall garland!
Thanksgiving Crafts Made from Things You Have Around the House!
Tired of turkey crafts? Here are more Thanksgiving crafts made from common household items that aren’t turkeys!
Upcycle household trash and turn them into beautiful fall decorations. Here are some pilgrim and Indian corn crafts.
82. Popsicle Stick Pilgrims
Make popsicle stick pilgrims for a quick and fun Thanksgiving craft! via Crafty Morning
Or check out the simple way to make a popsicle stick turkey craft!
83. Toilet Paper Roll Ears of Corn
Turn cardboard rolls from toilet paper or paper towel into ears of corn. via Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
DIY Thanksgiving Decorations
Pretty leaves, bright pumpkins, and fall themed wreaths are a great way to herald the fall season! These Thanksgiving decorations are even better when they’re made by your families own hands. Then you can add sweet, personal touches that make them even more special!
84. Thanksgiving Wreath
Kids can help make a lovely Thanksgiving wreath for your front door! Via The Chaos and the Clutter (link unavailable), this wreath is easy to make. Just use pretty foam leaves.
85. Painted Leaf Wreath
Kids will have a ton of fun making a painted leaf wreath!
Via Mini Monets and Mommies, kids will have just as much fun finding the leaves as they will painting them!
86. Glitter Pinecones
Kids love glitter. Kids love scavenging for pinecones and acorns. These glitter pinecones make a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece! via Mom Dot
87. Paper Leaf Wreath
Decorate your front door with an amazing paper leaf wreath! via Meaningful Mama
Thanksgiving Table Decorations You Can Make
Thanksgiving dinner is the highlight of Turkey Day. That’s why these tabletop decorations are perfect! Spice up your ordinary dining room table with these festive fall decorations, and have fun with your kids making them!
88. Beaded Napkin Rings
Help your kids make beaded napkin rings that your dinner guests can take home with them! via Buggy and Buddy
89. Turkey Table Place Cards
Add color to your table with felt turkey table toppers! via Mini Monets and Mommies
90. Thanksgiving Napkin Rings
Make your own Thanksgiving napkin rings this year!
Via Mini Monets and Mommies, use an empty paper towel tube and tissue paper to create a beautiful napkin ring.
91. Colorful Turkey Place Settings
Go on a nature walk and gather pine cones to turn into colorful turkey place settings for the table! via Mom Dot
92. Fabric Pumpkins
Decorate your Thanksgiving table with decorations that the kids can help make! Via Education Possible, with these adorable fabric pumpkins!
93. Turkey Place Cards
Grab some googly eyes and pipe cleaners and make turkey place cards.
Via While He Was Napping Momma Gets Stuff Done, these tiny turkeys are sure to be crowd pleasers with their adorably big eyes.
94. Turkey Napkin Rings
Dress up your Thanksgiving table with colorful homemade turkey napkin rings!
Via While He Was Napping Momma Gets Stuff Done, all you need is foam paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes to make these cute turkey place cards!
95. Homemade Thanksgiving Place Mats for the Table
We here at Kids Activities Blog have been a little obsessed for years and years with making our own Thanksgiving place mats for the dinner table.
- We have a collection of kid made, homemade Thanksgiving place mats so you can find exactly the right one for your Thanksgiving dinner this year.
- You can make your own Thanksgiving placemats preschool craft.
- Or do a traditional Thanksgiving paper placemats with a little weaving skills.
Educational Thanksgiving Activities & Crafts for Kids
Who says crafts can’t be fun and educational? Not only do these crafts teach Thanksgiving history, they let kids practice literacy and math skills in a festive, fun way!
96. Scarecrow Letter Patches
Work on letters and letter sounds with scarecrow letter patches! via Growing Book By Book
97. Sink Or Float STEM Project
Get your little ones excited for Thanksgiving with a fun sink or float STEM project.
Via J Daniel 4’s Mom, use items from around the house and a tub of water to discover which will sink and float!
98. Clothespin Turkey Feather Craft
Study colors and patterns with a clothespin feather turkey craft. Via Stir the Wonder, this project is also a great way to practice fine motor skills!
99. Paper Punch Color Match Turkey
Make a paper punch color match turkey to work on patterns, colors, and hand-eye coordination! via Lalymom
100. Turkey Learning Games
Get kids excited for Thanksgiving with turkey learning games! \
Via The Educators’ Spin on It, there’s 9 different ways to play with this turkey, including math and literacy games!
101. Fine Motor Skills Turkey
Work on your little one’s coordination with a fine motor skills turkey!
Via Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes, little fingers can work on their coordination making this cute button-up turkey!
102. Educational Thanksgiving Unit
Here is an entire educational Thanksgiving unit to share with your kids. Via The Life of Jennifer Dawn, this unit includes a “T is for Turkey” printable and handwriting practice sheets.
103. Salt Crystal Feathers
Looking for a Thanksgiving STEM activity? Make salt crystal feathers! via Steamsational
104. Paper Bag Turkey Puppet
Write a short story and then act it out with a paper bag turkey puppet!
Via Glue Sticks and Gumdrops, this craft is a great way to practice reading and writing skills!
105. Montessori Fall Activities
Here are a few Montessori fall activities to share with your kiddos! Via Mama of Many Blessings, they include an adorably festive fall science basket!
106. Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Hats
If you’re studying the pilgrims, make pilgrim hats out of toilet paper rolls for a fun craft to go along with your lesson! via Crafty Morning
107. LEGO Stamped Indian Corn Craft
Teach your little artist about texture with a lego-stamped Indian corn craft! via Crafty Morning
108. Cranberry Motor Skills Games
There are so many fun cranberry fine motor games to play.
Via Lalymom, kids will have a blast playing with the bright berries!
109. Paper Plate Pilgrim Ship
Use a paper plate and straws to make your own pilgrim ship just like the Mayflower.
You can sneak in a history lesson while kids are making the craft!
110. Turkey Spelling and Sight Words Activity
Learn to read with a turkey spelling and sight words activity!
Via Confidence Meets Parenting , kids will make a cute turkey craft, then put sight words on its wings!
111. Turkey Puzzle
Make a turkey puzzle that allows kids a chance to work with colors and practice patterns.
Via Edventures with Kids, this turkey puzzle is made out of painted rocks! Kids will have just as much fun gathering the rocks as they will putting together their turkey puzzle.
112. Recycling Egg-Carton Turkey Craft
Teach kids about the importance of recycling with an upcycled egg carton turkey craft. via Crafty Morning
113. Turkey Spelling Game
Practice making Thanksgiving words with a turkey spelling game! Via J Daniel 4’s Mom, kids write letters on the feathers of this adorable turkey!
114. Mayflower Replica
Make a small Mayflower replica by recycling an empty milk carton and popsicle sticks.
Via Stir The Wonder, this craft creates the perfect opportunity to teach kids about recycling and the original Turkey Day!
115. Turkey Numbers
Create turkey numbers and play math games!
Via JDaniel4’s Mom , this craft is easy adorable! All you need is different colored construction paper, scissors, glue, and googly eyes to turn regular numbers into turkeys!
116. Preserve Leaves
Study leaves and what it takes to preserve leaves. Via Dabbling Momma, this is a fun science craft!
117. Turkey Counting Game
Use clothespins to make a turkey counting game! Via We Play 2 Learn, this game combines math and fine motor skills.
118. T is for Turkey!
Teach kiddos that T is for turkey! While yo are working on this craft, think of other Thanksgiving foods and words that start with T! via Crafty Morning
119. Turkey Name And Letter Recognition Activity
Practice reading with a turkey name and letter recognition activity.
Via Simply Today Life , this turkey activity is great practice for kids learning to spell their name!
120. Fun With Field Corn
Buy some corn during your next visit to a pumpkin patch, and then have fun with field corn! via Mama of Many Blessings
121. Egg Drop Experiment
Have you ever heard of the egg drop science experiment? Give it a Thanksgiving twist and try smashing “egg turkeys”! Via Steamsational
122. Play Dough Turkeys
Work on fine motor skills by making play dough turkeys!
Via Craftulate, all this craft requires is some playdough, feathers, and googly eyes. Kids can add extra details with foam paper beaks and straw feet.
123. Turkey Counting Cards
Play with numbers with turkey counting cards!
Via Mama of Many Blessings , these cards are a great way to practice counting, number recognition, and your Thanksgiving vocabulary.
124. Fall Sensory Bin
Explore the wonders of autumn with a fall sensory bin.
- Via Mama of Many Blessings, this bin includes tiny pumpkins, mini farm animals, and tons of leaves– oh my!
- Learn how to make colored rice for the gorgeous colored autumn sensory bin pictured above.
125. Upcycled Book Pumpkin Craft
Use an old, worn-out paperback book to create this lovely book pumpkin craft. This works well for all those out of date curriculum books that might be hanging out at the library dollar sale too.
126. 5 Little Turkeys Lesson Plan
Check out this 5 little turkeys lesson plan! Via Wikki Stix (link unavailable), this lesson plan practices moth, science, literacy, and includes lots of Thanksgiving fun too!
127. T is for Turkey Craft!
Practice ABC’s with a T is for Turkey craft! via Stir the Wonder
128. Read Thanksgiving Books for Kids
Let’s take a break from all that Thanksgiving crafting to read a book! Reading with your kids can be one of the most memorable experiences of their childhood. Not only does it encourage reading later on in life, it’s fun, personal one-on-one time!
We’ve created a list of books about Thanksgiving so you can create family memories and get everyone in a festive mood!
- The Littlest Pilgrim & Thanks for Thanksgiving – These are our favorite children’s books about Thanksgiving including The Littlest Pilgrim and Thanks for Thanksgiving.
- A Plump and Perky Turkey – Read the book, A Plump and Perky Turkey, and then make a fun paper plate turkey craft! via Joyfully Weary
- Looking for Thanksgiving books for kids? Check out this list of great reads via EdVentures with Kids, these books include Sarah Gives Thanks, Duck for Turkey Day, and ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.
- Cranberry Thanksgiving – Read the book Cranberry Thanksgiving, and then explore cranberries! via Delivering Grace
- Gobble Gobble Crash – Read the book, Gobble Gobble Crash, and then make a turkey craft and discuss the book! via Joyfully Weary
- Thanksgiving Poem – Print and decorate a Thanksgiving poem. Via School Time Snippets, a handprint perfectly matches this cute Thanksgiving poem.
- Check our our silly twas the night before Thanksgiving poem here at KAB.
- More of our favorite Thanksgiving books for kids can be found here on Kids Activities Blog!
129. Adorable Thanksgiving Songs!
Another quick break from your Thanksgiving craft is to sing a song. Kids love Christmas songs, so why not teach them some songs for Turkey Day?
These Thanksgiving songs are festive and merry. Kids are sure to love them, and sing them so much they get them stuck in the whole families’ head!
- “The Harvest Song” – Teach your kiddos “The Harvest Song” while you bake a loaf of bread together! via Let’s Play Kids Music
- “5 Little Scarecrows Song” – Sing the “5 Little Scarecrows Song”! Via The Preschool Toolbox Blog , there are cute scarecrow crafts to go along with the song.
- Harvest Songs – Amuse little ones with harvest songs! Via Let’s Play Music , these songs focus on farmers harvesting their crops.
Printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
Coloring helps kids work on their hand-eye coordination, promotes creativity, creates color awareness, and improves motor skills. Plus, it’s fun!
It also gives parents time to work on Thanksgiving dinner in peace.
Here are some Thanksgiving coloring pages that will help get your kids in the mood for Turkey Day!
130. Turkey Zentangle
This Thanksgiving turkey zentangle is a Turkey coloring page that kids will love! The patterns are not only beautiful, but relaxing to color.
These printables are free and easy to download and print!
131. Printable Fall Coloring Pages
Fall is here! Kids will have a blast decorating these printable fall coloring pages.
There’s a scarecrow, a puppy in leaves, fall themed, and fall activity list coloring page.
You can even glue spices and mustard seeds to make this a project work all the senses!
132. Thanksgiving Printable Pack
Fill out this family Thanksgiving printable pack with the kiddos while your turkey cooks! via A Little Pinch of Perfect
133. Thanksgiving Bucket List
Print out a Thanksgiving bucket list to help keep you on track, appreciating all of the little moments that make November great! via The Chirping Moms
134. Tell A Story About A Turkey Printable
Tell a story about a turkey with this printable. via Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
135. 3D Gratitude Printable
How cool is this 3D gratitude printable?!
Via Create in the Chaos, kids will have a blast coloring on all 10 sides of this 3D gratitude printable.
136. Turkey Feathers Matching Game
Print out a turkey feathers matching game! Via Tot Schooling, this printable is a great way to work on patterns and numbers.
137. Pumpkin Printables
If you’re looking for a pumpkin-themed lesson, check out these pumpkin printables! via Growing Hands On Kids
138. Meal Time Thankful Notes
Print out these meal time thankful notes to leave by everyone’s plate, for a fun after-dinner activity for the family. via Beauty Through Imperfection
139. Good Deeds Printable
Print out this good deeds printable, and then cut the deeds up to fill a gratitude jar with positive ideas to help others! via While He Was Napping Momma Gets Stuff Done
140. Thanksgiving Printables
Celebrate Turkey Day with the youngest members of your family with these Thanksgiving printables. via No Stress Homeschooling
141. Printable Thanksgiving Tracing Pack
This printable Thanksgiving tracing pack allows little ones to practice writing, drawing, and coloring! via Tot Schooling
142. Thanksgiving Writing Paper Printables
Practice writing with Thanksgiving writing paper printables. via 3 Dinosaurs
143. Free Math and Literacy Thanksgiving Printable Packet
Looking for a fun Thanksgiving lesson? Check out this free math and literacy Thanksgiving printable packet! via Tot Schooling
144. 3D Turkey Printable
Decorate a 3D turkey printable! Via Red Ted Art, this turkey has beautiful patterns and stands up by itself. You can download and print the free printable on the site.
145. How to Draw a Pumpkin & Turkey Step by Step Printable Guide
- Kids can make their own easy pumpkin drawing with this pumpkin drawing tutorial that you can download and print and use over and over.
- Oh, and if you want to make your own easy turkey drawing, then check out this how to draw a turkey printable guide.
145. Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets for kids
Here is a fun list of free Thanksgiving coloring pages including a printable placemat for kids. There’s a cornucopia, pumpkin, and adorable “Happy Thanksgiving” coloring page. Here are a few more Thanksgiving coloring pages you might like to download and print:
- Color these simple lined pumpkin coloring pages.
- These pumpkin patch coloring pages are perfect for the Thanksgiving season.
- These hay maze coloring pages are as fun as they sound!
- Fall tree coloring pages could use all the autumn crayon colors!
- Fall leaf coloring pages make really good leaf templates for other fall crafts as well!
- P is for Pumpkin coloring page.
- I love these November coloring pages that celebrate all things of the season.
Gratitude and thankfulness is the reason for the season. They’re important lessons they everyone needs to learn. That’s what makes these Thanksgiving coloring pages so great. Kids can have fun coloring while learning all about gratitude!
146. “I Am Thankful For” Printables
These “I am thankful for” writing prompt printables are the best way to tech little ones about gratitude. via Growing Hands-On Kids
147. Thanksgiving Gratitude Printables
Get on the “thankful train” with these Thanksgiving gratitude printables. via Happy & Blessed Home
148. Thanksgiving Letter Match Printable
Work on letters and words with a Thanksgiving letter match printable activity! via Wildflower Ramblings
149. Thanksgiving Printables
Learn about Thanksgiving with Thanksgiving printables!
Via Montessori Nature, there’ s Thanksgiving ABCs, a gratitude printable, and cut-out printable for kids to practice their cutting skills.
150. Free Printable Word Search
Here’s a great free printable word search to occupy your child while you prepare Thanksgiving dinner.
151. Printable Turkey Placemats
These printable turkey placemats lets kids play in tons of different ways.
Via Lalymom, these placemats work great with playdough, craft sticks, feathers, paint swatches, and washi tape!
152. Turkey Place Cards
Print and color these turkey place cards for your dinner table!
Via Doodles and Jots (link unavailable), there’s tons of space to color and a place to write down dinner guests’ names.
153. Thanksgiving Bookmarks
These printable Thanksgiving bookmarks will make the cutest place cards at the kiddie table! Via 3 Dinosaurs, kids can color and personalize them!
154. Printable Placemats
Keep kids busy during Thanksgiving dinner with printable placemats.
Via While He Was Napping Momma Gets Stuff Done, there’s a maze, word match, and fill-in-the-bubble game that’s sure to keep kids entertained during Thanksgiving dinner!
155. Thanksgiving Dinner Printables
Check out these Thanksgiving dinner printables that allow your little ones to host a pretend dinner! via Pre-K Pages
156. More Gratitude Printables for Kids
- Print these free gratitude cards that double as coloring pages.
- Kids can make their own gratitude journal with these printable pages.
- Gratitude coloring pages are perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday!
Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers
Toddlers love participating with the rest of the family. They don’t want to miss out on any of the excitement, even if the activity is too hard for them to do.
That’s why we gathered crafts that are the appropriate difficulty for toddlers, but are still fun enough to keep their attention!
157. Footprint Turkey Craft
Make a footprint turkey craft with your baby or toddler for a sweet keepsake! via via Crafty Morning
158. Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers
Here are some festive Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers, so that your little one can join in on the fun! via Syncopated Mama
159. Turkey Picture Frames
These turkey picture frames are the perfect DIY Thanksgiving gift for grandparents! Fill it with a picture of your little turkey!
Via The Chirping Moms, all you need is paint, feathers, googly eyes, and foam paper to turn ordinary wooden picture frames into festive turkeys.
160. Turkey Headband
Make a turkey headband out of items you already have around the house!
Via Simply Today Life , all you need is scissors, construction paper, and googly eyes to make these adorable, accordion-legged turkeys!
161. Handprint Turkey Hat
Toddlers will get a kick out of making a handprint turkey hat. Via Crafty Morning, this craft is simple and fun!
162. Bobbling Turkey Hat
This bobbling turkey hat will make little ones giggle!
Via How We Learn, all you need is construction paper, scissors, and a little imagination to make this silly turkey hat!
163. Colorful Handprint Turkeys
Kids love painting with their hands! Make these colorful handprint turkeys! Via Crafty Morning
164. Turkey Feather Preschool Patterns
Practice patterns and learn about colors with a turkey feathers preschool patterns craft!
Via School Time Snippets, this turkey is made out of Styrofoam balls and colorful beads and could be modified to different age groups with larger or smaller beads, etc.
165. Thumbprint Turkey Prayer Cards
Little ones love to finger paint! They can help make thumbprint turkey prayer cards for the table! via Fun Handprint Art
166. Shaving Cream Painted Cornucopia
Make a shaving cream painted cornucopia with your littles!
Via Mini Monets and Mommies, this is a fun, messy craft little ones are sure to love.
167. Play Dough Turkeys
Make play dough turkeys, using play dough, feathers, googly eyes, and crafting felt pieces! via Mama. Papa. Bubba.
168. Handprint and Footprint Turkey
Make a Thanksgiving keepsake for grandparents! They will love this handprint and footprint turkey. via Simply Today Life
169. Playdough Thanksgiving Feast
Practice for the big day by making a play dough Thanksgiving feast.
Via Stir the Wonder , kids will love molding their own tiny Thanksgiving feast out of playdough.
170. Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
These easy Thanksgiving crafts are perfect for toddlers! Via Teaching Mama , they include handprint and pinecone turkeys.
171. Kiddie Table Inspiration
Here’s some inspiration for your kiddie table this year! Via Design Improvised, turn gourds and turkeys into adorable turkeys!
172. Paper Plate and Tissue Paper Turkeys
Practice cutting and gluing by making a paper plate and tissue paper turkeys! via Crafty Morning
173. Neon Bottle Cap Turkeys
Work on hand-eye coordination with bottle cap painting neon turkeys. Via Crafty Morning , use bottle caps to paint neon feathers for construction paper turkeys.
174. Feather Letter Turkey Craft
Practice writing your little one’s name with a feather letter turkey craft! via Growing Book by Book
175. Paper Cup Turkeys
Turn paper cups into turkeys for a cute and easy decoration. via There’s Just One Mommy
Or use the turkey pudding cup decoration technique seen in the image above to craft a paper cup turkey…with or without pudding!
176. Green Pepper Turkeys
Use green peppers as stampers to decorate a turkey with feathers! Via Crafty Morning, these green peppers create a beautiful pattern for your painted turkeys.
Thanksgiving Fun Food Crafts for Kids
Kids can be picky eaters. When one kid hates this and another hates that, Thanksgiving dinner a struggle! That’s why we gathered some delicious, and kid-approved, Thanksgiving treats that the whole family will enjoy.
177. Owl S’mores
I can’t wait to try this fall twist on a summer classic–owl s’mores!
Via The Chirping Moms, these owl s’mores have candy corn beaks and orange candy felt faces!
178. Candies Yam Marshmallow Casserole S’mores
Here’s a unique Thanksgiving dessert idea for the kids… candied yam marshmallow casserole s’mores! via Mini Monets and Mommies
179. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
Switch up your pumpkin pie game with pumpkin pie parfaits!
Via Ideas for the Home by Kenarry, layer the delicious pumpkin filling, crushed vanilla cookies, and whipped topping inside a mason jar.
180. Healthy Turkey Snack for Kids
Make a healthy turkey snack for kids, using peanut butter, pretzels, craisins, nuts, and candy eyes. via Meaningful Mama
181. Apple Turkey
Set the kiddie table with everything needed for kids to make their own apple turkey.
Via The Chirping Moms, this apple turkey has toothpick and raisin feathers, a candy corn beak, and cheerio eyes!
182. Reese’s Turkeys
Serve the kiddos Reese’s turkeys for a fun Thanksgiving treat!
Via Mom On Timeout, this turkey is made completely out of yummy candy! Kids are sure to love it.
183. Original, Old- Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
Switch up your usual pumpkin pie recipe by making an original, old-fashioned pumpkin pie!
Via Mama Rosemary, this recipe was supposedly a favorite of George Washington’s!
184. Fun Food Turkeys
Celebrate with different versions of food turkeys! via Meaningful Mama
185. Turkey Pizza
Kids will have so much fun making a turkey pizza. via Pre-K Pages
186. Thanksgiving Recipes for Kids
Here is a list of yummy Thanksgiving recipes for kids. Via Kids Cooking Activities, there’s cookie pilgrim hats and turkey sandwiches.
187. Turkey Rice Krispies Treats
Turkey rice krispies treats make the perfect Thanksgiving dessert for kids! Via Meaningful Mama, use candy corns to make cute feathers.
188. No-Bake Thanksgiving Cookies
If you’re short on time and need a dessert for Turkey Day, make these no-bake Thanksgiving cookies!
Via The Chirping Moms, this cute dessert needs pre-made cookies, chocolate melts, and candy corn. YUM!
189. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Use the scooped out stuff from your pumpkin to make the most delicious easy roasted pumpkin seed recipe…ever!
190. Make Harry Potter Inspired Pumpkin Juice
If your kids are fans of Harry Potter then they know all about Harry Potter pumpkin juice! Oh, and it makes for a really yummy and healthy Thanksgiving celebration drink kids can enjoy.
191. Make a Turkey-themed Desserts to Make for Thanksgiving
We have over 25 yummy turkey themed dessert ideas that you don’t want to miss…they are so cute!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids By Age
Need something to break up all those Thanksgiving craft projects? We got something no matter what age:
- Thanksgiving activities for toddlers
- Over 35 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for 3 Year Olds. So many Thanksgiving activities to do with your kids! These preschool Thanksgiving activities will keep the little ones so busy having fun.
- More than 30 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for 4 Year Olds! Preschool Thanksgiving crafts have never been easier to set up.
- 40 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts for 5 Year Olds and Up…
- These free Thanksgiving printables are more than just coloring pages and worksheets!
- You need to check out our poem “Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.”
What is your family’s favorite Thanksgiving craft? Comment below!