Keeping the kids’ attitude of gratitude during Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be another chore to add to the holiday to-do list. Keep it fun with a collection of Thanksgiving crafts that are not only easy but also meaningful.
Need some inspiration? Here are five Thanksgiving crafts we’re sure you’ll be thankful for this holiday.
1. DIY Thankful Tree
PassionforSavings.com has an idea that is home display-worthy and simple. Put some branches into a vase, cut out “leaves” from construction paper and everyone in the family can write what they’re thankful for.
2. Gratitude Placemat
This craft from Mama’s Happy Hive gives kids the chance to show each person at the Thanksgiving meal how much they mean to them. The children create the placemats for each guest, showing why each person is special.
3. Thanksgiving Thank You Apron
The Thanksgiving chef deserves lots of thanks and praise, right? This apron idea from Education.com can be made and presented to the primary cook in the kitchen for the family meal.
4. I Am Thankful Pumpkin
The Moffat Girls have come up with one of the cutest (and easiest) ideas for a kids’ Thanksgiving craft. All you need is construction paper, scissors, a pen and either tape or a stapler.
5. Thankful Turkey Craft
What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? This colorful guy from Craftsforallseasons.com is made out of things most families already have in the house: construction paper, two paper bowls, a red balloon, a condiment cup and an empty toilet paper roll. (Get more ideas on how to use empty toilet paper rolls.)
How do you plan to help your kids celebrate Thanksgiving?