Amazing Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids

A great way to keep your children occupied for hours while you are busy with Thanksgiving meal prepping and to-do lists is to have them create holiday decorations for your home. After they are finished, you can help them decorate the house with their handmade art. 

Thanksgiving crafts

Here are 8 awesome Thanksgiving craft ideas that your children can make as part of your home's holiday decor:

1. Thanksgiving Turkeys

Using paper cups, construction paper, "googly" eyes, and small yarn pom-poms, create Thanksgiving turkeys to use as your table centerpiece. This Thanksgiving décor can be used year after year!

2. Lighted Garland

Involve your children in Thanksgiving decorations with this simple garland project. With a string of lights, paper cups, and construction paper, create a lighted garland of Dixie cups.

3. Snacks Garland

Create "snack" strings of garland with popcorn, cereal, cranberries, or other items. Make sure your children can safely use a needle first if you plan to use popcorn or cranberries.

4. Decorative Placements

Make decorative foam placemats for your dinner guests with colorful and thin foam "sheets," colored markers, glitter, or other crafty items. Your guests will truly admire these handmade placements! 

5. Personalized Name Cards

Create personalized name cards for your guests and have your children write one thing they are thankful for about that person on the back of each name card. Simple yet personalized!

6. Grateful Leafs

Instill the holiday spirit in your children with grateful leaves! Cut out large leaf shapes from fall-colored construction paper, have your children write what they are thankful for on each leaf, and create a Thanksgiving garland to hang over the dining room table.

7. Handprint Turkeys

This craft is sure to bring the holiday fun! Outline and cut out handprints of each family member, have the children turn them into turkeys with crayons, and hang them on the fridge.

8. Fall Leaf Turkeys

Ask your children to collect colorful fall leaves from your backyard and create turkeys with the leaves and construction paper.

Make sure you save some of your child's clever creations for a scrapbook or other childhood memory album and enjoy the holidays with your family. 

Happy Thanksgiving!


Dorothy Hastings

Dorothy Hastings is the Director of First School, which are three Preschool and child care centers located throughout Southern California. First School provides a hands-on approach to preschool education and child care programs that emphasizes all around child development. In addition to their intuitive academic approach, First School also focuses on developing a child's social skills and self-confidence, which is made possible in their intimate learning atmosphere.

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