It’s Thanksgiving time! Kids everywhere are excited for the start of the holiday season and the best way to celebrate is with the whole family!
Why not make this year extra special by creating a project together?
This year, create a craft with your kids to help them express their gratitude! This is an especially great idea if you have younger children who love getting creative! These three crafts are simple and fun activities that will keep your little ones entertained while they practice being grateful for all of the blessings in their life!
Build a Gratitude Chain
Who else has fond memories of paper chain decorations as a kid?! All you need is construction paper, scissors and glue to make these fun garlands. Younger ones can cut the strips themselves while older kids help them write what they are grateful for on each strip before looping it together into one beautiful display!
Acrostic “THANKS” Poem
This one is perfect to answer together at the table over delicious pumpkin pie! Start in a fun and creative way by having everyone guess what they are grateful for that begins with each letter of the word. Then start filling out your templates, printable included below-and spend time together giving thanks.
Create a Thankful Tree
The kids will love this! On your next family walk in the woods or an adventure at home, collect sticks large enough to fit into a tall vase. Parents, cut out leaf shapes from card stock and construction paper for everyone’s gratitude list- all they need now are some flowers (or other decorations!). Use hole punchers so each kid gets their own piece of artwork with them when it’s time to bring these beautiful bouquets back inside where they can be admired by friends & family alike!
Thanksgiving is a time of year when we focus on giving thanks, and there’s no better way to do that than by spending quality time with the people you love. It doesn’t matter if it’s your family or friends; this holiday season makes sure you carve out some time to spend together. Kids are growing up so fast these days, but thankfully these crafts will help them remember all the fun they had creating memories with their loved ones!
We hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
Our Thanksgiving break begins November 24th-28th! Enjoy the holiday with the ones you love!