The bright colors of fall make kid’s crafts particularly fun during this time of year. Whether you are making these crafts to keep the kiddos busy on a rainy day, doing a Thanksgiving unit in your homeschool classroom, or simply want something to keep the kids occupied while you make Thanksgiving goodies, these crafts are some of the best on the blog-o-sphere.
This craft is a little more time-intensive, but it is a fun craft for older kids. I actually made this with Monkey one year, but for some reason, there aren’t any pictures (pre-blogging, I guess. :-) ). We used feathers for a tail and a wood bead for the head. I like the idea of using a pom-pom as the head though, because our heads kept falling off. A battery-operated light would prevent this from being a fire hazard.
We used to make Thanksgiving hats like these when I was a kid. They are so simple to make, but keep kids happy for quite some time. I recommend the feather Native American hats. Send kids outdoors to play after they make these hats. The hats may want to make them run around like crazy children. :-)
Fruit Loop Turkeys: Putti’s World
This may be the easiest Thanksgiving craft ever. Let kids make a turkey from fruit loops or some other cereal. You could also use noodles. This would be a perfect craft for kids during Thanksgiving cooking hour before they can help in the kitchen.
Here is something that kids would love to help with on Thanksgiving day. We made this one Thanksgiving and had such fun with it. You could make it either a fruit or vegetable version, whichever you prefer to do.
This craft focuses on thankfulness rather than turkeys. I like the multiple steps where children can go crazy coloring an entire piece of paper with crayons or paint and then cutting out the shapes of the letters and leaves later.
I think this wreath is adorable. Kids could totally make it too! Any child older than 5 should be able to tie tulle around the wreath. This could keep some kids busy for quite some time. Children who don’t like to sit and do an activity for so long will enjoy putting the face on the turkey wreath.
These place settings can be assembled by children. Children may even enjoy writing what they are thankful for on the leaves of each place setting and writing the names of guests on the containers.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving crafts for kids? Do you like turkey crafts, history crafts, or do you like crafts that focus on the meaning of thankfulness?