Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids


Thanksgiving and the thankful season is full of activities children and families can do to celebrate, learn and express themselves. Here are a few favorites for kids:

decorating turkey cookies with kids

source: Tonya Staab

Tonya created these adorable Turkey Cookies that you can make with your kids. The icing and candies will also work for cupcakes.

thanksgiving family activities

Source: Barb Hoyer

Barb of a Life in Balance works with her kids to help them create and display a list of things they are thankful for during the Thanksgiving season. Alternatively, an acts of service tree shares how families share their appreciation by helping others.

handprint footprint turkey craft for kids

source: look what mom found

Handprint and Footprint Turkeys are an easy thankful activity that kids can do while getting ready for the holiday.

turkey napkin ring activity for giving thanks
Thankful Turkeys featured at Julieverse can also make great napkin rings for your table. Our kids help the guests create these during appetizer time of Thanksgiving Day.

candy corn counting math activity for thanksgiving

source: No time for flash cards

We love this simple math activity from No Time for Flash Cards using candy corn and simple corn crafts. It would also be easy to do with popcorn kernels–and great for hand-eye coordination. No Time for Flash Cards shares 20 more Thanksgiving crafts here.

turkey activity for kids

source: a life in balance

Turkey Suncatchers are an easy way to teach color blends and scientific mixtures, at A Life in Balance.

thanksgiving kids activity creating place mats leaves nature

source: Classy Mommy

Colleen’s kids bring the outside inside by learning about nature and creating placemats for the table at Classy Mommy. She also shares 9 other simple kids crafts for Thanksgiving.

make a turkey felted stickers

On Amazon, you can buy felted stickers that guide kids to create their own turkey: Make-A-Turkey Stickers – Kids’ Stationery & Stickers

Going somewhere for the big meal this year? Here’s a quick list of items you’ll want to bring with you to your Thanksgiving Dinner to keep you family at peace. (You’ll be thankful!)

And if you’re starting to feel some stress, here are 29 ways to not drive yourself crazy this holiday season.


easy thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids


mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel ( and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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