We love holidays in our homeschool, because we usually take a break to enjoy family and the holiday festivities. One of our favorite things to do during a holiday break is to craft together. Thanksgiving crafts are a great way to decorate your home for that season or holiday.
Crafting is a fun way to spend time together as a family and to relax and enjoy being creative. Even my older kids enjoy making crafts. Crafting is just as much a part of holidays as baking and family recipes are! I also like to give my children crafts to work on when I am busy. We usually take a few days off of school during Thanksgiving so I can get the house ready.
We host Thanksgiving dinner at our house so there is a lot of work to be done. There is always so much cooking and cleaning that I need to do. This is the perfect time to break out some fun and festive Thanksgiving crafts to keep my kids busy.
Now is not the time to break out all the paints, glitter or a glue gun. Especially if I am going to be busy and can’t help them. The purpose of giving them crafts is so that I can get my work done. So I want to make sure there won’t be extra work involved. I like to choose easy crafts that my kids are capable of doing without a lot of extra help. If you have an older child to help then you can get a little more detailed. Some of these will look adorable as centerpieces for Thanksgiving, or as little take home gifts for guests.
I have put together a list of fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts that I think you and your kids will enjoy!
These crafts are so cute, and you just print them out and glue and color them. They can be colored with markers, or you can use some simple water color paints that are easy to clean up.
Listen in for some Easy Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids ideas from Felice at The Ultimate Homeschool Podcast Network. She has many years of experience as a busy homeschooling mom and now Grandma. She has an awesome list of crafts that are broken down into different types: crafts for fun, for decoration, for gift giving and for helping to build character!
Everyone loves hand print turkeys, pilgrims and toilet paper roll crafts!
These crafts can use materials found right in your own backyard! Your kids can even create a nature table with pretty found items and some candles for a nice decoration.
For older children you may enjoy handing out these Thanksgiving writing prompts:
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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