Thanksgiving is a really exciting time of year for kids (and adults!) as you prepare for the big day and these fabulous Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers are a great way to help even young children get involved with the celebrations!
We’ve shared a lot of crafts for toddlers over the years as they’re always so popular with parents, after all if you’ve got a young child at home you’ll know how fun it is to get creative with them but you’ll want some ideas that are achievable too! Today I’m sharing some fun ideas for turkey crafts, pumpkins and corn crafts.
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Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers
All the crafts that I’m sharing today are those that are aimed at toddlers, however as you will know the toddler years are ones in which children change and develop a lot so you might find that not all of the crafts are suitable for your child, just take a read through and find the ones which you think they will enjoy the most and if there’s anything you think they might find a bit tricky you can always save it for next year!
As usual you will of course also need to supervise your toddler for the duration of any craft that you do together.
As well as Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers I’m also sharing some fantastic looking Thanksgiving books for toddlers and keep reading to the end where you’ll find some more of our most popular round ups of toddler crafts.
Thanksgiving Books for Toddlers
We love crafting and stories round our house so I thought I’d share some ideas for Thanksgiving books for toddlers with you as well. You can use them as a way to teach your toddler a bit more about Thanksgiving or just as something fun to read! Whatever the reason I’m sure your toddler will love the excuse to snuggle up with you and share a story. There are loads of Thanksgiving books for toddlers out there but these are some of the ones that I thought looked the nicest!
The First Thanksgiving* – a lift the flap book by Kathryn Lynn Davis.
Thankful* – a board book by Eileen Spinelli with beautiful illustrations.
Mickey and Friends: Mickey’s Thanksgiving* – we love Disney so this book would be perfect.
All of the Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers today are listed in the same order that you’ll find them in the collages below.
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Make some placemats for Thanksgiving following this simple tutorial from Projects With Kids.
These feather painted turkeys were made by my daughter when she was a toddler and it’s a great excuse to paint without a paintbrush!
My Bored Toddler shares a great painting craft using corn – I think the finished craft looks fantastic and the different way to paint sounds great fun too.
Adults will obviously need to do the cutting part for this turkey footprint wreath from Non-Toy Gifts but it is super cute and definitely one to save over the years!
Our pumpkin pie craft is simple enough for toddlers to make but if you’d like to turn it into a gratitude activity as we’ve done then you’ll need a grown up to add a couple of words (of their choice!)
Create puppets that the kids can play with following the tutorial for this paper bag turkey craft.
These fist bump pumpkins from Thrifty Jinxy would make a super cute keepsake too.
This cupcake liner turkey is really easy to make and cupcake liners are materials that lots of us have to hand so they’re handy if you want to make something right now!
Got some bubble wrap at home that needs using up? Try out this fun paper plate turkey with it.
Messy Little Monster’s colour matching turkey craft is great if you like to make your crafts educational too!
I Love these cute mixed up hand turkeys from Craft Whack, especially how her son chose to decorate them!
Make a fingerprint corn craft like this one from 3 Dinosaurs.
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds shares a cute banner made by toddlers to help discuss what they are thankful about.
Make a simple turkey craft using paper plates and pom poms.
Live Well Play Together shares an idea for making a Thanksgiving paper chain that would be lovely to make together as a family.
Messy Little Monster shares a cute paper plate turkey craft using coffee filters.
Toddlers will obviously need extra supervision for this one due to the small pieces but I love this button turkey from Crafts By Ria that would be great for fine motor skills.
My kids love making suncatchers and this stained glass turkey craft was a great excuse to work on fine motor skills too.
Make this handprint paper plate turkey craft using one of our free templates.
Non-Toy Gifts shares how to make a turkey from a cardboard roll.
Make a simple tissue paper corn craft with our free template.
You’ll need to cut out the head shape for this toilet roll turkey craft, but older toddlers can practice their scissor skills to make the cuts in the main part of the body and all ages can help paint it!
Tearing paper is a great activity for toddlers and I love this turkey craft from Coffee Cups and Crayons that uses this for decorating.
More Crafts for Toddlers
We love these cute and easy Christmas crafts for toddlers and they’ve been really popular with parents too.
With fall coming to an end it’s the perfect time to plan making some simple winter crafts for toddlers.
Christmas is a great opportunity for kids to learn while having fun and being creative, we think these nativity activities for toddlers do that perfectly!