40 Thanksgiving Day crafts & activities for kids

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:54
Posted in category Crafts, Holidays

Need some crafts and activities to keep the kids occupied and busy while the turkey cooks?  Or some easy decorations they can make for some frugal Thanksgiving decor?  We have scoured the web, and here are 40 of the fantastic Turkey Day crafts we have found.

  1. Make salt dough gingerbead boys & girls ahead of time, then the kids can decorate them for the tree.
  2. Pumpkin pie playdough
  3. Playdough turkeys (cute and you can use the above pumpkin pie playdough with it!)
  4. Construction paper & feathers turkey
  5. Handprint turkeys (I remember these from when I was really young!)
  6. Turkey spoon craft & more turkey spoon crafts
  7. Rice Krispie turkeys – great for those who love rice krispie squares!  And you could use them as bribery that they get to eat them after they have had their dinners!
  8. Really cute turkey finger puppets
  9. Paper bag turkey
  10. Thanksgiving coloring pages
  11. Make turkey counting books - great for toddlers.
  12. Thanksgiving memory game
  13. Coffee filter turkeys
  14. Thankful can & thankful turkey
  15. Make your own candy canes – do this craft to get ready for Christmas!
  16. Cereal box turkeys
  17. Turkeys made from paper plates
  18. Indian Corn artwork
  19. Thanksgiving Day place cards
  20. Corn placemats and thankful tree
  21. Recycled turkey placecards
  22. Turkey pops
  23. Vintage Thanksgiving cards to print
  24. Inexpensive Thanksgiving decor
  25. Thanksgiving Day “Thankful” nature banner (great way to get the kids outside!)
  26. Turkey nut holder
  27. Draw pictures of the Macy’s Day Parade floats – then use them for Christmas cards
  28. Adorable Thanksgiving tree
  29. Turkey hats
  30. Handprint turkey softie
  31. Thanksgiving placemats to color
  32. Pinecone turkey
  33. Patchwork trivet
  34. Pipe cleaner turkey table favors
  35. Thanksgiving Day skits – great for your budding actors and actresses
  36. Make crayons in harvest colors
  37. Turkey cookies & more turkey cookies
  38. Turkey centerpieces out of old gloves
  39. Tampon turkey Thanksgiving centerpiece – this is hysterical!

And lastly, the top five Thanksgiving Day movies from Reader’s Digest, if they get to watch a bit of television.

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One Response to “40 Thanksgiving Day crafts & activities for kids”

  1. Carla says:

    November 25th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Thanks so much for including Vintage Holiday Crafts (#23) on your list! :-)

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