34+ Thanksgiving Activities that Teach Kids Thankfulness

WOW! 34+ Thanksgiving Crafts, Printables, Books and Activities that Teach Kids About Being Thankful! So many GREAT IDEAS here!

17 Thanksgiving Activities and Crafts

This adorable DIY Thankful Turkey Journal Project from Arts & Crackers creates the cutest pop-up turkey–out of a child’s handprint!

Speaking of turkeys, JDaniel4’s mom uses the “thankful items” as feathers to create a Thanksgiving turkey! Very clever! (Royal Baloo has another “Thankful Turkey” version here too!)

Or how about this creative re-use of a tissue paper box? I Heart Crafty Things shows us how to create an adorable turkey with a place to store all our thanks!


You’ll also love Handmade Kids Art’s fun way to transform a cork board into a Thankful Turkey!

And Red Ted Art’s tiny turkey full of big thanks–made from an egg carton–is too cute for words!

This lovely DIY Gratitude Board from Maggie May’s can easily transition from the Thanksgiving season to everyday use!

40+ Thanksgiving Crafts, Printables, Books and Activities that Teach Kids About Being Thankful | Vibrant Homeschooling


Here’s a simple but powerful Gratitude Garland from Mosswood Connections.

A Thankful Book! Yes! What a great idea from Mama’s Happy Hive! All of my kids would love making these!

Thankful Jars are also another great way to encourage kids toward a grateful heart during this season. Here’s one from Buggy and Buddy.


And this Gratitude Jar from Living Montessori Now which is a craft that families put together all year and then reveal on Thanksgiving!


Buggy and Buddy also created this adorable “I Am Thankful For” Story Window craft! Love!


The Diary of a Frugal Family makes it super simple by having her kids place post-it notes on their bedroom doors about what they’re thankful for.

How about helping your kids write their own Thanksgiving Psalm? A fun idea from A Nest In The Rocks!

40+ Thanksgiving Crafts, Printables, Books and Activities that Teach Kids About Being Thankful | Vibrant Homeschooling


Speaking of writing, Planet Smarty Pants created this fun Gratitude Game!


Or you and your kids could try your hand on writing an acrostic poem! Royal Baloo created these after reading the book Bear Says Thanks.


Your Thanksgiving guests will love these personalized Gratitude Turkey Placemats from Mama’s Happy Hive!


Thanksgiving is also a natural time for kids to learn about giving back to the community.

Check out these fabulous Thanksgiving-inspired Acts of Kindness and Service Projects!

What a great way to put “giving thanks” into action!

Click next!


Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next

About the Author

As a wife and mom to four passionate kids, Alicia Michelle loves encouraging women, married couples and families with practical tips for growing closer to God during holidays like Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. Alicia is the owner/editor of both ChristCenteredHolidays.com and YourVibrantFamily.com; the author of Plan to Be Flexible, The Back to School Survival Manual; and the creator/producer of the "7 Days to a Less Angry Mom Online Video Course,", Christ-Centered Christmas Resources and My Memory Box Organizing System. In addition, she is a monthly contributor for several popular family blogs, including Crosswalk.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Leave a Reply 39 comments