12 Thanksgiving Craft Activities for Children


I love to feature Thanksgiving craft activities for children!  I find it such a fun way to celebrate the thanksgiving season.  Here are 12 Thanksgiving activities and gratitude ideas to do with your family.

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12 Thanksgiving Craft Activities for Children

1.  Purple Trail’s yarn gratitude turkey – A craft activity you can do while dinner is cooking.
2.  Roots & Wings heartfelt Thanksgiving letters – Read these right before dinner is served.
3.  Read a favorite book together like Design Mom – An activity you can do every night during November.
4.  Marie’s Gratitude Turkey – This get your guests involved while they wait for dinner.


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5.  Make & Takes’ apple turkeys – I’ve done this thanksgiving activity with my children for three years in a row and it’s become such a fun tradition in our home.
6.  Skip to My Lou’s Thanksgiving grateful tree – Is a beautiful reminder of what we are grateful for.
7.  Renata’s Turkey rolls – A yummy and beautiful way to theme up your dinner table.
8.  Char’s thankful tree to focus on gratitude all month long – Also a great thanksgiving season craft activity.


Thanksgiving Children Activities

9.  Tangled & True Thanksgiving garland tutorial – I love these paper leaves as it also doubles as decor.
10.  Sandy writes one thing we were thankful during the year on her table runner.
11. Gratitude Rolls from Beauty & Bedlam – A cool way to surprise your guests during dinner.
12.  Gig-Harbor Scrapper’s gratitude canvas – A fun gift idea.

Previous posts you might enjoy:

* Thanksgiving For The Kids
* Fun Thanksgiving Food Ideas
* Printable Thanksgiving Traditions & Gratitude
* Creative handmade Christmas tutorials and gift ideas


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  1. – I absolutely adore your work! you are very tateelnd and capture awesome candid moments as well as some great poses. I found you from a blog article you did for MCP Actions on the topic of newborn photography I’m hoping to get more newborn sessions! I love that you shared your knowledge and experience!

  2. Hi again Laurie. I’m honored to have you mention my rolls again. Someone asked me for the recipe I used, so I posted it yesterday. I love these ideas and I might try the apples this year. I’ve always wanted to do something with apples and I think this will be fun.

  3. I LOVE these ideas!! Thank you so much for a variety of fun ideas and projects for Thanksgiving ~ I’m always looking for new ways to encourage an attitude of gratitude in my kids. Especially as one of them approaches 13 – 😉

    Thanks for all of your awesome ideas Laurie!! Still lovin’ your site –

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