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30+ Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids of All Ages

Thanksgiving is one of those special holidays that people of all backgrounds and religious affiliations in the US can celebrate.  I just love that!

This holiday was always a very large celebration when I was a kid. My mom had tons of Thanksgiving activities for the kids to do that she would then use to decorate the house.

My craft every year was to make place cards for all of the guests for Thanksgiving dinner.  I thought that was a magnificent task as a kid!  I could show off my artistic qualities to everyone who was invited! 

Each year I looked for designs and techniques to make the place cards better than years past. I remember one year that I used a paint marbling technique for the backgrounds.  What a mess that was!Thanksgiving Placecards by Wendy

Everyone enjoyed them (and I was able to sit myself next to my favorite aunts). When my grandmother passed, I was given each and every place card I had ever made for her!  Such a handful of memories that I was gifted.

Today, my kids enjoy the task that I’ve handed down to them. As kids they loved the DIY turkey crafts that would abound at our house, but now that they are older, making place cards is their favorite Thanksgiving craft!

This page is full of fun Thanksgiving activities for kids of all ages.  You’ll find crafts for toddlers on up.

What can you do with a toddler on Thanksgiving?

Toddlers love to make crafts, and DIY turkey crafts involving feathers, paint, crayons and glue are often favorites.

The crafts here that can be done with a toddler on Thanksgiving are many. Scroll down and check out these toddler crafts below:

  • Coffee filter turkey from Fun Money Mom
  • Colorful turkey from Our Family Code
  • Paper bag turkey craft from Journey to Sahm
  • Paper plate turkey from Printable Fairy
  • Paper roll turkey from Artsy Fartsy Mama
  • Tissue paper turkey suncatcher by Darcy and Brian
  • Printable Thanksgiving placemats by Handmade in the Heartland

Parents, teachers and caregivers will love scrolling down to see the wonderful Thanksgiving activities for kids.  These quick and easy projects make great activities for seniors, too.

There is also a super collection of Thanksgiving and fall crafts ideas for adults on our website!

Get into the fall festivities with DIY turkey crafts and other Thanksgiving activities for kids!  There is something for the kid in all of us!

30+ Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids of All Ages

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Coffee Filter Turkey

Keep kids entertained while you are busy preparing for the Thanksgiving feast. Fun Money Mom

Coffee Filter Turkeys Thanksgiving Craft

Coffee Filter Turkeys Thanksgiving Craft

These coffee filter turkeys are an easy Thanksgiving craft for kids to make which takes about 20-30 minutes using some simple craft supplies. Darcy and Brian

Colorful Turkey

With a toilet paper roll, feathers, markers and scissors this activity is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers with a little help from a parent. Our Family Code

Corn Art Craft

Corn Art Craft

Download the corn template, grab a handful of corn kernels and some glue for kids to make a fun corn art piece. Little Ladoo

Decoupage Fall Pumpkin

Free decoupage pattern to create a fabric-covered wooden pumpkin shape to adorn your front door for fall. A Diamond in the Stuff

Decoupage Tea Light Holder Tutorial

Decoupage Tea Light Holder Tutorial

Make a fabulous candle holder for tea lights to decorate your holiday table this year! This inexpensive Dollar Tree DIY is a fun craft for kids and uses decoupaged napkins to create a unique look. Make several and add flameless tea lights and use it as a centerpiece. Needlepointers.com Staff

Embroidery Hoop Turkey Craft for Kids

Embroidery Hoop Turkey Craft for Kids

Crafting with embroidery hoops has been a popular trend. Here is a tutorial on using embroidery hoops to make a turkey. Both kids and adults will enjoy this Thanksgiving craft. DIY Candy

Fall Napkin Luminaries

These Thanksgiving napkin luminaries make use of pretty fall and Thanksgiving paper napkins that you can find at dollar stores, big box stores, and even the grocery store. It's decoupage! Crafts by Amanda

Felt Turkey Plush

Felt Turkey Plush

Older tweens and teens will enjoy hand-stitching this adorable DIY Felt Turkey Plushie. Big Family Blessings

Hand-Lettered Thanksgiving Place Cards

With this tutorial, teens can learn to make adorable place cards for the Thanksgiving table. Creatively Beth

Native American Craft

Native American Craft

Learn how to make these fun and easy Native American boy and girl crafts as a great Thanksgiving craft for kids! Big Family Blessings

Painted Acorns

These super simple painted acorns are a great way to get teens involved in creating Thanksgiving decor. Crafts by Amanda

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

With this free tutorial get the kids involved in Thanksgiving. All that is needed is construction paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, and a paper bag. Journey To Sahm

Paper Plate Turkey

This paper plate turkey craft is perfect for young children to celebrate Thanksgiving or Fall. Printable Fairy

Paper Roll Turkey

Paper Roll Turkey

Here is a fun Thanksgiving decoration kids will love making, a DIY toilet paper roll turkey. Artsy Fartsy Mama

Pilgram

Pilgram

View the step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a pilgrim for the Thanksgiving holiday. Easy Drawing Guides

Pilgrim Craft

Pilgrim Craft

Download the template and make these adorable Pilgrim girl and boy crafts with your kids this Thanksgiving! Big Family Blessing

Pinecone Turkey

Pinecone Turkey

Kids will have fun putting together some pinecone turkeys with these free instructions. Mom Wife Busy Life

Popsicle Stick Turkey

Popsicle Stick Turkey

Turkeys are a must for Thanksgiving. So here is a tutorial on how kids can make a popsicle stick turkey with a little help from a parent. Use as a Thanksgiving decoration or a puppet. Mommy Made That

Printable Thanksgiving Decor

Teens can print out the art and decorate a frame to display it for Thanksgiving. SwankyDen

Pumpkin Pie Maze

Pumpkin Pie Maze

Here is a little something to occupy kids before or after the Thanksgiving dinner. Jinxy Kids

Quilled Turkey Thanksgiving Card

Quilled Turkey Thanksgiving Card

This quilling project is ideal for older children and adults alike. Learn how to make a Thanksgiving card with a cute quilled turkey. Red Ted Art

Thanksgiving Coloring Page Placemat

Thanksgiving Coloring Page Placemat

You can download this free printable to help keep kids busy on Thanksgiving before the food is on the table. Handmade in the Heartland

Thanksgiving Printable Activity Placemats

Thanksgiving Printable Activity Placemats

Download these three super fun Thanksgiving printable activity placemats. Literacy Learn

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Turkey

After Halloween don't toss that pumpkin! This tutorial shows you how to turn a Halloween pumpkin into a Thanksgiving turkey decoration. Craft Bits

Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet

Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet

Kids will enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving by making this super cute Turkey Puppet! Big Family Blessings

Thanksgiving Wall Decoration

With scrap fabric and this tutorial, teens and adults will enjoy making this beautiful 11" x 14" DIY Thanksgiving Fabric Wall Art to add fun Thanksgiving decor to any room in the home. Craftidly

Tissue Paper Turkey Suncatcher

Tissue Paper Turkey Suncatcher

Here is an easy, fun fall craft for kids to make for Thanksgiving using simple craft supplies. Darcy and Brian

Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft

Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft

Kids can get Thanksgiving ready by making some adorable Pilgrim crafts! Big Family Blessing

Turkey

Turkey

Here is a step-by-step tutorial that shows how to draw a turkey. Easy Drawing Guide

Turkey Juice Box Craft

Turkey Juice Box Craft

Kids can turn an ordinary box of juice into a fun turkey friend with a colorful tail for Thanksgiving. Jinxy Kids

Turkey Magnet

Here is a cute Turkey Magnet tutorial using a canning jar lid, ribbon, felt and a few basic craft supplies. Living Well Mom

Turkey Pattern PDF

Free printable turkey pattern. Teachers.net

Turkey Puppet Craft

Turkey Puppet Craft

This is the perfect kid's Thanksgiving craft that they can easily do and then play with upon completion. Conserva Mom

Turkey Treat Bag

Turkey Treat Bag

Here is a Thanksgiving treat for Thanksgiving dinner guests or to give to a school teacher. Download the free template and get busy making some fun treat bags. Artsy Fartsy Mama

Turkey Wreath

This is a fun turkey wreath is easy to create. DLTK's Sites Growing Together

Wood Slice Pumpkin Chalkboard

Teens or adults will enjoy creating this wood slice Thanksgiving season decor with the free instructions here. Crafts By Amanda





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