Keeping the kids’ attitude of gratitude during Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be another chore to add to the holiday to-do list. Keep it fun with a collection of Thanksgiving crafts that are not only easy but also meaningful. Here is an assortment of easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids that will make the holiday fun and memorable for them.

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1. Thanksgiving Tree

Teach kids the meaning of Thanksgiving by creating this paper gratitude tree with them. Use it as a table centerpiece or as a lovely Thanksgiving decoration.

Materials

  • Brown card stock (medium to heavy weight)
  • Paper in fall colors (red, yellow, orange, brown)
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Glue stick

Instructions



Download Thanksgiving Tree PowerPoint here.

2. Turkey Art Project

You can really make any animal with wings this way! This turkey handprint craft is so easy to make and is a perfect turkey craft for any school age children to make! Kids of all ages will love making this handprint turkey and giving it to those they love for Thanksgiving. Plus, this can be a great group project!

Materials

  • paper (for handprints) – brown or orange construction paper works well
  • pencil or marker
  • scissors,
  • glue,
  • printer and paper
  • something to color with

Instructions



Download Turkey Art PowerPoint here.

3. Gratitude Pumpkin

Materials

  • orange and green color papers
  • scissors
  • stapler or glue

Instructions

Disclaimer: pumpkin photos not mine.

Download Gratitude Pumpkin PowerPoint here.

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You can easily tie in these activities to any writing lessons! Include grammar or structure expectations in the instruction, if you have any. Otherwise, enjoy and have fun with the kids!

What do you think of these activities? Let us know in the comments!

Author: Melchor Bernardo

Students call me Teacher Mel. After quitting law school, I moved to Vietnam to be with my first love – teaching English! This website is a bit of a copy of my teaching styles and philosophy. I live by the words of Benjamin Franklin: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

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