Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And with more time on our hands this fall and that unpredictable fall November, I thought it would make sense to round up a few Thanksgiving themed craft ideas to have in all of our back pockets. The below ideas are simple enough to pull together with things around your house. Here are ten of my current favorites!

Thankful Turkey (c/o of Busy Toddler): We worked on this last week and it was a good way to talk about all the things we’re grateful for this season. As you can see some of the things my 3 year old listed were quite entertaining! 

Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar (c/o Soundshore Moms): Besides being a fun activity to work on together, this calendar is a wonderful way to use up all the leftover Halloween candy. Here’s what you need: 

  • Get a poster board or canvas and have your kids decorate it for Thanksgiving. 
  • Tape or glue the select number of dixie cups to the poster board. 
  • Number each of the Dixie cups (or you can choose to use sticker numbers)
  • Parse out candy into each cup so they can each have one piece of candy leading up to Thanksgiving.
  • You can use bigger cups or cover the cups so that the candy is a surprise each day.
  • Be creative!  You can decorate the cups with things that remind you of Thanksgiving. 

A few more simple ideas I’m loving from around the Internet. We haven’t tried these yet, but I’ll be saving them for cold mornings and rainy afternoons this months:

 

Gratitude Pumpkins (c/o Happily Eva After) – If you have leftover pumpkins, this is a nice way to repurpose them as the Holiday season kicks into full gear. 

 

Thanksgiving Turkey Leaf Lanterns (c/o Rhythms of Play) – This one almost feels like a Thanksgiving twist on a Jack-o-Lantern! I love how this idea incorporates leaves from outside.

 

Leaf Crown Headband (c/o Toddler Time Activities) – Have your kids creative festive crowns for Thanksgiving dinner. All you need is construciton paper, stickers (or felt leaves), scissors, and a glue stick.

 

Turkey Frame Craft c/o The Chirping Moms) – Wonderful way to create a special memory for Thanksgiving. Simple craft older kids can work on independantly.  

 

Corn on the Cob Craft Painting c/o Natural Beach Living – A fun and simple way for preschoolers to experience painting with different textures. 

 

Hand & Footprint Turkeys c/o a Little Pinch of Perfect – This is adorable and I mean all kids love a good (and messy) handprint or footprint project, right? 

 

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