Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for preschoolers to learn and have fun! These 20+ Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers will teach them about gratitude and other family traditions that are common during this holiday. They make a fun addition to any preschool Thanksgiving theme!
These easy Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers and preschoolers use commonly found craft materials. You probably already have the paper plates, paper bags, construction paper, googly eyes and glue that you’ll need!
Many of them are low-prep, which makes them simple for preschool teachers to make in the classroom. These craft ideas also help preschoolers practice fine motor skills such as cutting, gluing and painting.
They are also perfect for the home! Crafts are fun activities for kids to do while they’re waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready. Once completed, they can also be used as decorations for the Thanksgiving table.
FAQs about Thanksgiving
There are many ways to teach preschoolers about the meaning of Thanksgiving. Some ways include talking about family traditions, discussing gratitude and how to show it, and donating food and other items. It is also very meaningful to talk about the thanksgiving meal and making something together in the kitchen.
There are so many fun activities for Thanksgiving! You could attend a parade or watch one on television. Families can also have fun playing football in the backyard, volunteering at a soup kitchen or community pantry together, making crafts, or playing board games.
To make Thanksgiving fun for preschoolers be sure to have some activities, such as sensory bins, board games, and books. Kids will also have fun helping in the kitchen to prepare dishes like mashed potatoes or dessert like apple pie.
Fall crafts for them to do, like printable coloring pages and turkey crafts, will also make the holiday extra special. They can use their fun crafts to decorate the kid’s table or even the adult table!
Enjoy these Thanksgiving crafts!
Making fun Thanksgiving crafts is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday in the classroom or decorate the dinner table at home. I hope this inspires you to have fun and make some Thanksgiving crafts with your kids this fall!
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.