A great way to celebrate Thanksgiving and have some fun with your kids as well are crafts.
Crafts are a great way to get in some hands on learning or just to have some plain old fun. Relax and get messy with some fun crafts, paint, draw, cut and paste. Decorate your house with your childrens’ crafts. You can make wreaths or napkin holders. Get more educational and create a writing assignment for your children about what they are thankful for this year. You could also add it to the feathers on the TP roll turkey.
You can have fun making crafts about the Pilgrims, turkeys, the Mayflower, or Native Indians. You could use things you collect in nature such as leaves and pinecones to build turkeys or just things that are lying around the house. Whatever you decide to make, you can decorate your house with them or use them as a centre piece for your Thanksgiving dinner.
My littles enjoy making crafts but don’t forget about your older children as well. I thought my son, who is eleven, would be bored with crafts but he actually asked to build something the other day. He loves creating his own projects and you may be surprised at what they come up with, they are more likely to add a new twist to the same old projects.
Some great sites for Thanksgiving crafts:
- Enchanted learning
- Pilgrim paper bag puppet
- Totem Pole craft
- Fall leaves turkey
- Toilet paper roll turkey
- Hands and feet turkey
- Teepee centrepiece
- Turkey headdress
If you prefer a book for your Thanksgiving crafts try 175 Easy-to-Do Thanksgiving Crafts or Thanksgiving Day Crafts. You could also turn your coloring pages into a notebook and have your children complete a writing assignment. Make it fun and they will enjoy learning about the first Thanksgiving.
Enjoy the holidays with some Thanksgiving crafts and stuff the leftovers under a steel drum cover so you won’t have to worry about lunch or dinner for a couple of days.
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