9 fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids

Fun, easy and free Thanksgiving craft for kids
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These fun and festive crafts are perfect for the kiddos! You can make them ahead of time and decorate your home for Thanksgiving dinner, or you can create a craft table for the kids on Thanksgiving Day to keep them busy. The kids will have fun entertaining themselves, and you’ll have cute homemade keepsakes to decorate with for years to come.

1. First, the picture above!

To make the adorable leaf craft above, simply get some safety scissors, pick some leaves from the yard and carefully cut out the letters of any words or phrases you’d like to write! Some ideas are “grateful,” “give thanks,” “gobble,” or anything else that comes to mind!

2. The Leaf Turkey

kids craft leaf turkeys

This fun Thanksgiving activity, leaf turkeys from Crafty Morning, is so easy that even the youngest kids can take part in!

3. Turkey Leg Place Cards

Thanksgiving place card craft for kids
Use these homemade turkey leg place cards from Fiskars so your guests know where to sit!

4. Turkey Hats

turkey hat handprint fun craft for kids thanksgiving
Simply use kids’ handprints to make turkey feathers and glue them to a headband for these cute turkey hats from Crafty Morning.

5. Leaf Rubbings

leaf rubbing crafts for kids
These leaf rubbings from Edventures for Kids is fun, easy and leaves (pun intended) you with beautiful fall artwork to decorate the home!

6. Paper Thankful Pumpkins

thankful pumpkin craft for kids
Make these thankful pumpkins from The Moffatt Girls to write down your blessings.

7. Chalkboard Pumpkins

create a canvas for kids artwork with a chalkboard pumpkin
Just spray paint your pumpkins with chalkboard paint like these by Living on Love and give your kids something fun to do!

8. Thankful Place Cards

thanksgiving activity for kids
With this Thankful turkey box by I Heart Crafty Things all your Thanksgiving guests have a place to write down what they’re thankful for.

9. Leaf Peepers

cute kid-friendly leaf peeper
These leaf peepers from The Artful Parent make the perfect Thanksgiving tabletop decor!