Thanksgiving is one of the least commercial holidays. The day focuses on family and gratitude. Teach your preschoolers the meaning of this particular day when working on the following Thanksgiving crafts.
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“I Am Thankful for” Free Thanksgiving Printable
These "oh so pretty" Thanksgiving card printables are very easy to make. Just print and cut out the beautiful free templates provided by Uncommon Designs. Have your children pass out a card to each of your Thanksgiving guests (with a pen or pencil). Each guest should then fill out the card with an answer. At dinner have each person talk about what they wrote on their cards. The answers will be fun and sometimes surprising.
Although these printables are not technically a Thanksgiving craft for preschoolers, the kids can still help mom print, cut and distribute the cards. It is never too early to teach children that concept of gratitude.
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Pilgrim Hat Crayon Cups
These paper cup pilgrim hats are crayon containers and would make such cute decorations for the kid's table at your Thanksgiving dinner. They look festive and can be put together quickly. The pilgrim hats add a fun touch to the holiday and help keep the little ones occupied while the grownups cook the family meal. You might even want to make one hat per child and have them take the containers home as a favor.
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Lovely Leaf Lights
Have your children make these festive tealight candle holders. Just glue some paper leaves onto a paper band around the neck of a candle holder. Light the candle and voila. Beautiful Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers that magically transform into a dinner candle. Impressive table decor your kids will be proud to have made.
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Turkey Toes Free Printable
This printable craft is perfect for all that candy corn you have leftover from Halloween. It seems to be one of the most disliked candies of all the Halloween options. You may love candy corn, or you may hate it, but it works well with this fun Thanksgiving craft perfect for preschoolers. Give your kids a laugh and bag up some turkey toes for some holiday fun.Continue to 5 of 19 below.
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You and your children can practice your origami skills with these fun and easy turkeys. All you need is some sturdy paper and an afternoon free for crafting. Use your paper turkeys to decorate your table on Thanksgiving.
Origami Turkey from The Spruce
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Fall Candle Centerpiece Craft
This fall candle centerpiece will add some elegance to your table, but it is a Thanksgiving simple enough for preschoolers to make. Wrap a burlap ribbon around a candle and glue on a silk or paper leaves. Finish it with some wrapped twine and you are done. Fast, simple and very pretty!
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Thanksgiving Coloring Page Download
This darling Thanksgiving coloring page is free for download. Keep your kids busy while you are finishing cooking the holiday meal, and attending to last-minute details. Why not have a coloring contest and award a prize to the best "artist" to add some fun to the day.
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Candy Corn Turkey Artwork
This candy corn turkey craft is a perfect Thanksgiving craft for preschoolers. Help little ones trace their hands onto a sheet of paper, then color and glue candy corn onto the drawing. Kids will have fun, and moms will have some beautiful refrigerator worthy artwork. This craft is a classic Thanksgiving favorite.Continue to 9 of 19 below.
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Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft
This cute turkey stands up all by itself! Your kids can craft this for a centerpiece at the kids' table (and the grown-ups table too).
Popsicle Stick Turkey Craft from The Spruce
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Paper Bag Turkey Puppets
Take your traditional paper bag puppets to the next level with plenty of colorful feathers. Ask your kids to brainstorm what they're most thankful for this year, and they can write it on the front of their puppet. Now all that's left to do is play with them.Continue to 13 of 19 below.
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"Handy" Thanksgiving Wreath
Your child can adorn their bedroom door with a festive wreath this year when they make this "handy" craft. Let this be a learning activity too, as you help your child learn the months of the year.Continue to 17 of 19 below.
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