Being English, I don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving, but it’s one of those holidays that I could very happily join in with! It reminds me of the traditional pagan Harvest festival and I love that it brings families, friends and people of all faiths together.
Giving thanks is important and although we do this at Christmas time in the UK, I think it is great to have a specific, secular celebration dedicated to thanks-giving.
Besides, Thanksgiving is another excuse to get crafty (as if I need an excuse!), so here’s my round-up of the top 10 Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids!
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10 superb Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids:
1. Gumdrop Turkeys
This adorable idea from design.wash.rinse.repeat… will keep little hands busy for a while (and little mouths busy for a short time too)! A bulk bag of gumdrops is needed for this one.
3. DIY Thankful tree
This gorgeous idea from Crafts Unleashed can be adapted and reused for Christmas, Easter and other holidays too. Make sure you have enough mini pegs for all the things you’re thankful for.
6. Skittles turkey sorting mat (free prinatable)
Making Learning Fun came up with this fabulous idea of a Skittles colour sorting mat, which doubles as a place setting for kids. Fun, yummy AND educational (colour-matching, plus fine motor skills)! You could even laminate them and reuse them each year…
9. DIY turkey taggy toy
I think this is the cutest baby Thanksgiving gift I’ve seen! Visit Do Small Things With Love for the full tutorial – it’s such a simple sewing project using ribbon scraps, it would be perfect for a beginner.
10. Sculpey turkey finger puppets
Two-daloo used Sculpey clay to make these (I think this is the same as Fimo, which is available in the UK) – basically like working with plasticine, but once finished you bake your creation to harden it. These would make lovely Thanksgiving dinner favours for younger guests.
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?