Fun & Free Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Looking for fun and easy Thanksgiving themed crafts for your preschool, kindergarten or elementary age child?  If so, then there are two blog posts that you need to check out.  

Mamas Like Me has 30 Days of November Crafts for Kids where you can find enough simple kid's art projects to keep you busy through the end of the month.  Her highlighted posts show you how to use popsicle sticks, coffee filters, recycled materials and other things you have around the house to get crafty with your kids!

With the cold weather keeping us inside the house more, I'm looking for simple ways to entertain my kids after school. Luckily, The Better Mom has put together a list of 50 activity ideas and free educational printables to keep kids engaged and learning.   

A warm thank you to both The Better Mom and Mamas Like Me for featuring my Recycled Thanksgiving Turkey Craft in their posts. This was a simple craft that I created in 2010 when I first started this, and it's nice to see it still being enjoyed 3 years later!

Gobble. Gobble. 

5 Thanksgiving Paper Roll Kid Crafts


When it comes to kid crafts, there are a few things that really appeal to me. Obviously, they have to be fun for kids, but my favorite crafts are easy, made with recycled materials, and inexpensive.  It's always a win/win if I have all of the materials at my house, and don't need to buy anything special.
All 5 of these crafts are fun, colorful and perfect last minute crafts for Thanksgiving!
1) A Gratitude Tree is an easy way to teach your children what Thanksgiving is all about. 
2) Want to dress up your Thanksgiving dinner table with some Colorful Turkey Place-markers? This easy Turkey Craft is bright and cheery and I'm always a sucker for googly eyes!
3)  This Thanksgiving Collage Corn craft is great because you only need a few things to make it, and they double as napkin holders for your thanksgiving feast! 
4) For toddlers who haven't quite mastered their fine motor skills, here is another version of the Easy Indian Corn craft that is super simple and great for little hands. 
5) No matter how crafty you are, anyone can make this Turkey craft for preschoolers with a paper roll and paper plate. 
Do you have any other cool paper roll crafts for Thanksgiving?  Comment below with a link!
Want to see more? Here are 8 Christmas Crafts made with Paper Rolls.