The best part of Thanksgiving is the time spent with family… especially while making fun Thanksgiving crafts, like these 40 Thanksgiving Activities for 5-Year-Olds (and Up!).
Thanksgiving Activities for 5-Year-Olds
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The thing is that it seems like there is a little extra family time packed into the Thanksgiving holiday which is why it is my favorite time of year! These ideas are easy, use things you already have and can be modified for younger and older if you are lucky enough to have a multi-age family gathering.
These Turkey Pancakes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons are the cutest! They also are a fun way to celebrate Turkey Day for anyone who doesn’t eat Turkey!
This Indian Corn Craft & 5 Kernels of Corn Legend, from Fantastic Fun & Learning, is a sweet story and a lovely craft. What a nice way to spend an hour together!
Use the free printable to transform a tin can into a Thankful Turkey Pencil Holder.
Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
This Warhol-Inspired Leaf Art is something to make and then display, because they turn out with gorgeous pops of color!
Make a Candle Holder, with this beautiful project from Creative Connections for Kids, that ends up being a gift-quality craft!
This Twig Picture Frame makes a perfect gift, or to use as dinner place cards!
Easy Thanksgiving Crafts
Making a Gratitude Tree is a lovely way to remember how blessed we are.
Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons‘ Turkey Cookie Pops are a cute (and yummy!) kitchen project for kids.
Buggy and Buddy‘s Beaded Napkin Rings are beautiful for Thanksgiving dinner. I might even use one as a bracelet!
Fantastic Fun & Learning‘s Thanksgiving Songs for Kids allows you to spend some time singing with your loved ones this holiday.
Count your blessings with this Paper Plate Cornucopia Thanksgiving craft from JDaniel4’s Mom.
Things to Share and Remember‘s Handprint Turkey Keepsakes are gorgeous. You will want to keep these!
Fantastic Fun and Learning‘s Fine Motor Control Turkey is a craft that turns into a toy with ulterior motives!
Thanksgiving Art Projects for Kids
My daughter and I have incorporated this Gratitude Jar into something we do every Thanksgiving! All you need is a jar, Mod Podge, and some fabric leaves.
Housing a Forest’s Book Page Turkeys are the cutest things ever!
This Easy Handprint Turkey Craft doubles as the sweetest keepsake.
These Thanksgiving Games get kids running around indoors, with a fun family game that includes everyone!
Take advantage of holiday time as a family, and try some of these Family Outings and explore autumn!
Free Printable Turkey Crafts
How adorable is this Thankful Turkey Craft?! the best part is that it totally comes with a free printable, too!
These festive Thanksgiving Coloring Pages double as Thanksgiving dinner placemats, and are some of my favorite printables!
Scholastic‘s Sail the Mayflower Game is a free printable and a fun family game.
In case your holiday plans include a car trip, this Road Trip Scavenger Hunt is the perfect solution to automobile boredom. It also comes with a free printable!
Gift of Curiosity‘s Thanksgiving Printable Pack is free to site subscribers. This massive collection is sure to keep little hands (and minds) busy!
Thanksgiving Word Search – A free printable that works great for quiet time or in the classroom.
Turkey Day Craft Ideas
Turkey Pudding Cups make the “sweetest” place setting for the kiddie table this Thanksgiving!
Local Fun for Kids‘ Snowflake Turkey doesn’t really involve any snow, but you can use a paper snowflake to make a handsome turkey!
Domestic Candy‘s Paper Roll Canoe is a simple craft with gorgeous results!
123 Homeschool 4 Me‘s Turkey Hand Art T-Shirts are so cool! Make a special shirt for the holidays, using your child’s handprints.
All that leftover Halloween candy can be put to good use…well, the wrappers can! Follow Housing a Forest‘s tutorial, and make Candy Wrapper Turkeys!
Educational Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Talk about the science behind leaves and autumn, with these 30 Fun and Festive Fall Leaf Crafts.
Open the conversation with your children about How to Be a Gracious Host, with these tips from Edventures for Kids!
Fantastic Fun & Learning‘s Paper Plate Tepee is fun and educational, too!
Living Montessori Now‘s Thanksgiving Grace and Courtesy Lesson is full of simple ways to teach kids important life skills.
Learn about ships and how those on the Mayflower lived during the long journey, with this Mayflower Diagram and Craft from School Time Snippets.
Work out the kids’ wiggles with the bonus of Fresh Butter to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner!
The OT Toolbox‘s Thanksgiving Tree is a lovely and colorful holiday centerpiece.
Make your own Mayflower model, upcycling applesauce containers (and then float to America!), with this amazing Mayflower Craft and Science Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning!
List the things that you are grateful for on this Easy Toilet Paper Roll Turkey.
Edventures with Kids has put together an amazing list, showing How Kids Can Help on Thanksgiving Day! Involve your kiddos in every aspect of the holiday with these tips and activities.
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids
What is your family’s favorite Thanksgiving craft or activity? Comment below!