With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon I thought it might be nice to share some gratitude activities for kids. I know that I try and remind my kids how much they have to be thankful for (and remind myself too!) but sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in things and forget, plus anything that encourages gratitude has got to be a good thing, right?! Some of these gratitude activities for kids are specific for Thanksgiving with turkey crafts and pumpkin pies while other thankfulness activities are ones that you could use all year round. If you are getting ready for Thanksgiving then make sure you also check out our Thanksgiving crafts for kids at the end of this post!
I love the idea of Thankfulness activities for kids (and actually maybe we need some Thankfulness activities for adults too?!) and this simple paper plate craft is suitable for even young kids to make with a bit of help – plus it’s a great way to practice scissor skills! What’s more you can also use it as a simple kid made Thanksgiving decoration so if your kids are ready for a bit of crafting it’s a great way to show off their skills to the whole family – and of course to keep reminding them all the things they’re thankful for!
I’m constantly amazed by the creativity of my fellow bloggers and after seeing such awesome ideas out there this year I knew I had to share this round up of Thanksgiving crafts for kids with you. Although these ideas are brilliant they’re all totally achievable too and are a great way to help kids celebrate and enjoy Thanksgiving.
I love sharing paper bag crafts for kids as they’re so easy to make and they’re great fun for playing with too! With Thanksgiving round the corner today it’s the turn of this cute turkey craft for kids, a great way to practice scissor skills as well as having fun. Of course you could use this turkey craft as part of learning about farms too, why not make some more animal themed paper bag crafts so the kids can put on a show!
I’ve shared a couple of movable paper plate crafts recently and when I was trying to think of some fun Thanksgiving crafts for kids this seemed to be the obvious answer! This paper plate Mayflower ship is easy to make and it’s fun to play with too, plus there’s a couple of changes you can make to make it even quicker if you need to.