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30+ Thanksgiving Easy Crafts & Activities for Toddlers

Kids will have a blast celebrating Thanksgiving with these 30+ Thanksgiving crafts & activities for toddlers! While kids of all ages can have fun with these hand-picked Thanksgiving activity favorites including easy Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers, we chose them with the youngest in mind.

Image shows a compilation of Thanksgiving activities for toddlers, like a handprint turkey, turkey crafts, and more.
Toddlers will have so much fun doing these crafts.

Thanksgiving Crafts For Toddlers

Even though Thanksgiving is packed in the part of the season when decorating and shopping is on my mind, there seems to be downtime around this holiday that is open for having a little family fun. These Thanksgiving ideas will make creating and making memories with your toddler easy and fun!

Oh, and the turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving and keep your little one busy.

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Best Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities For Toddlers

These turkey crafts for toddlers are such a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving. The best part is, some of these would make preschool Thanksgiving crafts as well as Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. We hope you love this list of Thanksgiving crafts.

Image shows a compilation of Fall/Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages from Kids Activities Blog
Let’s get coloring!

1. Print, Color & Play with Free Thanksgiving Printables Simple Enough for Toddlers

Practice fine motor skills the fun way with these fun Thanksgiving crafts!

2. Play Pumpkin Pie 

Looking for a fun craft? This preciously adorable felt faux food is seasonally perfect.  Little hands will enjoy playing with their food while we will all be glad it is mess-free. via Mama Smiles

Image shows a a DIY gratitude tree for Thanksgiving. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
Gratitude trees are a great way to teach this important feeling.

3. Thanksgiving Tree Family Activity

This is a family activity that can include everyone…including the little ones. It is always a good thing to start the conversation of gratefulness. These are great for three year olds and younger as well as the family. via Kids Activities Blog

4. Play a Thanksgiving Game

This simple game will have all the kids running with a grateful heart.  It can be modified for any level of play. via Kids Activities Blog

5. Take a Fall Family Outing

Lots of ideas to get the entire family outside to enjoy autumn and the Thanksgiving air. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows two printable Fall scavenger hunt from Kids Activities Blog
We love scavenger hunts all year round!

6. Go on a Fall Scavenger Hunt

This nature scavenger hunt for kids of all ages is really good for younger kids too because it doesn’t require reading skills to know what you are searching for!

7. Play with the Geometric Turkey

With some shapes that require little adult skill to create, a toddler can assemble their own colorful turkey and decorate. via Blog Me Mom

8. Use Felt for a Turkey Assembly Activity

 If you are looking for a quiet activity, this is the perfect fit. Felt cut into simple shapes that toddlers can make a turkey…or something else. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows three pictures of a family thanksgiving tree. From Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a Thanksgiving tree!

9. Celebrate with a Thankful Heart Tree

Another family thankful tree that makes a sweet holiday tradition. via Kids Activities Blog

10. Read Thanksgiving Books Together

 A list of books that will get your family in the Thanksgiving spirit. via Kids Activities Blog

preschool thanksgiving crafts that include a black paper cup turkey with orange leave tail, a bottle cap turkey made of red, orange, yellow construction paper and googly eyes. A fat paper turkey with googly eyes with beaded tail feathers, a pilgrim paper plate boat, and pumpkin pie playdough.
I can’t decide which of these thanksgiving projects for toddlers I like best between the playdoh pumpkin pie or paper cup turkey.

Thanksgiving Crafts For Toddlers

11. Make a Torn Paper Turkey Craft 

Oh how I giggle when everything you need for a craft is in the craft drawer.  This is one of those simple things you can pull out and do within the next 3 minutes. If you don’t have brown paper for this craft, you can use brown paper bags. via Coffee Cups and Crayons

Image shows two pictures of a kid making and wearing a DIY headband inspired by Thanksgiving. Idea from Kids Activities Blog
What a fun and festive craft!

12. Craft a Thanksgiving Headband 

Inspired by the Native Americans who made the first Thanksgiving possible. via Kids Activities Blog

13. Use Cookie Cutters as a Stencil Tree 

Using the cookie cutters in a kitchen drawer, your toddler can create art. via Kids Activities Blog

14. Make Thankful Hands

This simple craft involves hand tracing and a thankful spirit. This makes one of the best Thanksgiving projects for kids I think. It’s important to remember to be thankful. via Mama Smiles

Image shows two pictures of Thanksgiving crafts, a handprint and a book pumpkin.
Aren’t these crafts so cute?

15. Use your Hands for a Handprint Feathered Turkey

A fun, easy preschool craft that includes colorful construction paper and googly eyes! via My Cup Overflows

16. Recycle with a Coffee Filter Turkey

Using a salad spinner and some paint, this craft is sure to be a toddler hit! via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a turkey cap craft for Thanksgiving over a blue background
We love upcycling crafts, like this cute cap turkey!

17. Create Bottle Cap Turkey Magnets

Go small. Make fridge magnets with bottle caps. This would also make a great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. I love this since it uses minimal craft supplies! What fantastic fun for two year olds. via Crafty Morning

thanksgiving activities for preschoolers with a brown paper turkey with beaded tail feathers, a turkey made out of hands cut out from construction paper, 3d paper pumpkin decor, and a tree with paper leaves.
That 3D paper pumpkin is one of the cutest Thanksgiving craft ideas for kids.

Easy Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

18. Decorate a Turkey

What a fun addition to any Thanksgiving celebration. I love how this simple activity can be made age-appropriate based on the materials you provide for turkey dressing (up). via Blog Me Mom

19. Make Native American Dolls

Love this festive Thanksgiving craft. These simple play people are up cycled toilet paper rolls and can be personalized to a toddler’s specifications. via Crafty Moms Share

20. Paint a Handprint Ship

This simple handprint ship art project is great for younger kids like toddlers and preschoolers! A toddler’s handprint is transformed into a pilgrim ship with a bit of paint and construction paper shapes.  It is something they will love to do and then send as a card.

Thanksgiving activities for toddlers with a turkey using hand cut outs from construction paper, a thankful tree with paper leaves, and a stuffed pumpkin pie made from felt.
That construction paper turkey is one of our many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids since it involves using scissors.

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Toddlers

Image shows a pumpkin craft with paper mache
Try this super simple craft!

21. Create an Easy Paper Plate Pumpkin

This site has several easy preschool crafts. Plus, it requires very little to make. A paper plate, tissue paper, and a glue stick. This is also one of many Thanksgiving crafts for 3 year olds that wouldn’t require a lot of help. via She Knows

22. Make Pasta Turkeys

This silly sensory play is sure to be a hit with kids that adore their time to be filled with a tad of messy. via 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Image shows a kid painting a Thanksgiving placemat
Make your own Thanksgiving placemat!

23. DIY Art Placemats

Get the entire family involved in creating custom placemats from their art for Thanksgiving dinner! The whole family, including older kids, can make their spot at the Thanksgiving table extra special. This is the perfect Thanksgiving craft. via Kids Activities Blog

24. Craft a We are Thankful Display with the Family

Want more easy crafts for two year olds? Toddlers can get involved in the family thankfulness display. via Kids Activities Blog

25. Make Colorful Turkey Suncatcher

Transform a little tissue paper into a bright and happy turkey to hang in the window.  This post has a free printable so your turkey will resemble a turkey too! This would be great for 2 year olds and 3 year olds. via Learn Create Love

26. Craft a Thanksgiving Centerpiece Together

This table centerpiece is easy enough that a toddler can be involved in the process. What a perfect way to get babies and 2 year olds involved in decorating for the holidays! via Kids Activities Blog

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Ideas For Toddlers

Image shows a DIY Thanksgiving turkey craft
How colorful!

27. Make a Handprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition is always lots of fun. It’s a great way to get kids busy and out of trouble on Thanksgiving day. via Mama Smiles

28. Make a Footprint Turkey

This child craft Thanksgiving tradition has a twist! This is a great way to make thanksgiving art for toddlers. Plus, this is one of our super cute Thanksgiving crafts for infants as well. via Kids Activities Blog

29. Make a Paper Plate Boat

Build a ship out of paper plates. If you are brave, grab some paint too. Adding paint to this project would also make this one of the many great Thanksgiving activities for kindergarten kids. Love paper plate crafts. via Kids Activities Blog

Image shows a hand tree for thanksgiving
What a creative way to use handprint art!

30. Get the Family Together and Make a Handprint Tree

Make a Thanksgiving handprint tree with all the members of the family. This could be fun with everyone that joins you for Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids of All Ages From Kids Activities Blog

We have great things to do to celebrate Thanksgiving with kids of all ages:

What is your favorite Thanksgiving activity for 2 year olds? Which toddler Thanksgiving craft or activity will be your first to try?



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