15 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities Your Kids Will Love This Fall
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Thanksgiving is coming, and we’re excited to celebrate with these kids crafts!
If you’re looking for ways to share the excitement with the children in your life, try getting them involved in the holiday preparations! Whether they’re tearing bread for stuffing or decorating with cute crafts that they made, kids will love to help you get ready for Thanksgiving.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall crafts for a fun way to celebrate the season with the kiddos in your life. Take some time to create something together, or set your kids up with a simple DIY craft to keep them busy while you’re peeling potatoes. Either way, we hope that these simple crafts will help you and your little ones to savor the season this Thanksgiving!
Kids can express their feelings of gratitude by writing them on these Thankful Pumpkins. This activity is both fun and meaningful, and you’ll be left with a decoration that you can use for years to come!
These Turkey Snack Bags from That’s What Che Said would be perfect party favors for your guests at the kids’ table. They would also make a great make-and-take snack for your car ride over the river and through the woods!
Print this fun Thanksgiving countdown, frame it under glass, and let your kids help you count down to Turkey Day by using a dry erase or chalk marker!
Bet you didn’t know you needed a turkey windsock! This adorable craft from Happiness Is Homemade might be the cutest possible way to upcycle an aluminum can ever!
This string art project is so much fun, and it will look great hanging on a wall or propped up on a mantle or bookshelf all season long!
This cute printable isn’t just a coloring page, it can also be an age-appropriate exercise in gratitude for young children. In fact, you can even distribute it to all of your Thanksgiving guests and have them share their responses in what’s sure to become a sweet annual tradition.
These three-dimensional turkeys from Twitchetts are both simple and fun to create. Hang them, prop them, or add one to every place setting for a fun pop of color on your Thanksgiving table.
Frame this cute Thanksgiving printable under glass, and let your child use a dry erase or chalk marker to list the things they’re grateful for. You can even start a tradition where your child lists one blessing every day, erasing the previous day’s blessing so that only one is visible at a time.
These adorable turkey leaf luminaries from Rhythms of Play can be made with silk leaves from the craft store or real leaves gathered right from your own back yard. They will look great with your other Thanksgiving decor, either lit or unlit!
Your Thanksgiving dinner guests will be delighted to find these turkey thumbprint place cards on your table! Get the paper cards laminated, and use them from year to year as a sweet reminder of the days when your kiddos had such tiny thumbs. ❤
Since this time of year is all about thanks and giving, challenge your family to do some of both! Have fun brainstorming with your children a list of ways they can give back to their community, or use some of these ideas to get you started. Many of the activities from our 30 Days of Giving Back Challenge are age-appropriate for children and both fun and meaningful activities for the whole family.
This window cling craft from Typically Simple is really fun for kids to do, and it’s great for giving little fingers some fine-motor skill practice. Best of all, you’ll be left with these colorful, leaf-shaped, homemade window clings for fall!
This crayon and watercolor leaf art is so much fun to make, and it’s really easy to do. It’s surprisingly therapeutic for adults too, so make sure that you have plenty of supplies on hand! Chances are, everyone is going to want to make some watercolor leaf art when they see how much fun the kids are having.
14. Calico Corn
Calico corn is a type of maize that is commonly used for fall decorating. This corn painting project from Fantastic Fun and Learning is done using a fun painting technique that might be new to your children!
This activity is another easy way to give back this holiday season, and it’s a fun family activity that kids can help with too. These blessing bags can be donated to a shelter or food bank or distributed by hand to those in need.