9 Ways to Count Down to Thanksgiving {monthly calendar}


Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to focus on our blessings and actively teach our children how to focus on being grateful.  Here are 9 ways to make a thankful monthly calendar to count down to Thanksgiving that are sure to inspire you! My boys LOVE ours and it’s such a fun family activity and tradition in our home! 

We’ve taken away all the guess work on how to make a Thanksgiving Count Down Calendar with these incredible tutorials. For even more Thanksgiving ideas Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 220 tutorials.  You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

Count Down to Thanksgiving

Count Down to Thanksgiving

1.  DIY Thanksgiving Banner Countdown ~ This printable Thanksgiving banner is a wonderful way to countdown the days until Thanksgiving.  Read one card each day until Thanksgiving arrives and you can show acts of kindness with your family. 

2.  Thanksgiving Countdown Wreath ~ This fall wreath serves as a beautiful Thanksgiving decoration and a way to countdown to thanksgiving by listing all of the things you are Thankful for.  Add a new leaf each day of November with a gratitude written on it.  You will know how many days until Thanksgiving and will spend the month remembering what you are truly grateful for.

Countdown Calendar Template

Countdown Calendar Template

3.  DIY Thanksgiving Countdown Bunting ~ There are so many fun Thanksgiving activities, crafts, memories to make, and “thankful” filled moments to enjoy together to countdown for a memorable and beautiful Thanksgiving! Fabric squares are used to make the pockets which are perfect for filling with notes, activities and treats. Jen even includes 28 activity ideas. {{knuckle bumps}}

4.  Free “Days Until Turkey Day” Countdown Printable ~ Count down the days until Thanksgiving with this free printable. Display the print in an 8×10 frame and mark down the days with a dry erase marker.

5.  Thanksgiving Count Down Calendar {free printable} ~ Have your kids been asking “how many days until Thanksgiving?” Mine have, and that’s why I’m so exited about this Thanksgiving Count-down Calendar from The Letter 4. 

6.  Turkey Count Down Calendar ~ This turkey is a fun craft to make with kids, will look cute decorating your wall, and will lose a feather everyday, with the help of your little one, to countdown the days until Thanksgiving arrives.

Monthly Calendar

Monthly Calendar

7.  Thanksgiving Advent Calendar {Kids Craft} ~ This Thanksgiving Advent Calendar is a fun way to involve the kids.  Trace their little hands that can easily be transformed into turkeys.

8.  Thanksgiving Advent Calendar ~ Countdown the 12 days to Thanksgiving with this lovely quilted advent calendar complete with cute Thanksgiving shapes.  You can fill the pockets with facts about Thanksgiving as well as a quote a day about gratitude. 

9.  Gratitude Advent {Thanksgiving Countdown} ~ Thanksgiving is a wonderful day each year where we give thanks, this advent is a wonderful way to extend that day into a whole month! Create one for your family with this great tutorial, she even included ideas for each day. Your family is sure to have a wonderful month of November doing this with and for others!


a thanksgiving day


If you love these Thanksgiving crafts –then you’’ll find a THOUSAND more just as creative over on the Tip Junkie Thanksgiving site!

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