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Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

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If you're looking for Thanksgiving crafts and activities for toddlers then this post has you sorted! Keep your toddler entertained this Thanksgiving with these fun toddler and preschooler activities. 

Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

Thanksgiving crafts for toddlers are such a lot of fun! As soon as Halloween is over, I can't wait to get stuck into all the fun thanksgiving activities, and there's no reason your toddler should miss out.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to engage toddlers in fun and festive activities and we've put together some of the best toddler activities that will make sure they have a fantastic Thanksgiving!

These engaging activities are sure to create precious memories and teach the importance of gratitude.

Easy Thanksgiving Activities & Crafts for Toddlers

Our wonderful Facebook group members shared some of their fun and easy toddler Thanksgiving ideas and they were so good that I had to include them too.

Feed the Turkey Craft

Such a a fun idea - Use tongs (if you want toddler friendly tongs I highly recommend THIS SET - I use these all the time) and transfer pom poms from the container to the bottle that looks like a turkey! This Thanksgiving activity is also great for working on fine motor skills.

feed the turkey thanksgiving activity for toddlers
Shared by Pattricia

Disguise The Turkey

This activity is SO MUCH FUN! It's a great way to keep your toddler entertained on Thanksgiving day. You print out the turkey (get the free printable template HERE) and then use whatever craft items you have to hide the turkey!

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Sensory Bin

This super fun Thanksgiving sensory bin was shared in our group by Sabrina and it was so popular! Yes it's a real inflatable turkey and you can get them on Amazon HERE.

Washing the Potatoes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Cate shared this fun idea with us - toddlers love to help so why not give them a fun job like washing the vegetables for Thanksgiving dinner.

thanksgiving toddler activity washing the potatoes for thanksgiving dinner
Shared by Cate

Make a Thanksgiving Sensory Bin

Brittany shared her Thanksgiving themed sensory bin with us. She used colored chickpeas but I would reccomend using items that won't pose a choking hazard like cereal or colored rice.

Then add some scoops or cups and you've got yourself a fun toddler sensory bin.

Thanksgiving sensory bin idea
Shared by Brittany

Turkey Cup Bowling

Use paper of plastic cups to make bowling pins! What a fun Thanksgiving day toddler activity idea.

thanksgiving activity - bowling with plastic cup turkeys
Shared by Jade

Thanksgiving Table Cloth Coloring

Jessica shared this idea with us. You can buy Thanksgiving themed table cloths that are designed for kids to color in - what a fun idea! You can find similar ones HERE on Amazon.

thanksgiving table cloth coloring activity for toddlers and preschoolers
Shared by Jessica

Go on a Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

You can get your free printable Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt HERE. Print out the pictures and hide them around the house or in a sensory bin (if you laminate them they hide well in rice or sand).

thanksgiving scavenger hunt for toddlers and preschoolers free printable

Canvas Turkey Painting Using Painters Tape

Caitlyn shared her canvas turkey painting with us. She used painters tape to mark out the pattern and then removed it to make the white lines. Doesn't the end result look great?!

painters tape turkey craft for thanksgiving for toddlers and preschoolers
Shared by Caitlyn

Paper Plate Turkey Craft

There are so many fun ways to make turkey crafts (see a huge selection of turkey craft ideas HERE) and we love these ones shared by Laura. What would you use to decorate your turkey?

Thanksgiving paper plate turkey craft idea
Shared by Laura

Even More Toddler Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Thanksgiving Crafts for Toddlers

Turkey Stick Puppets from Playdough and Popsicles

Cardboard Tube Turkey - Raising Little Superheroes

Coffee Filter Turkey - Raising Little Superheroes

Paper Plate Turkey from Adventures in Wunderland

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Simple Turkey Craft - My Bored Toddler

Hand Print Turkey Craft - Made With Happy

Foam Disc Turkey - - Crafty Morning

Painting with Corn - My Bored Toddler

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Turkey Invitation to Play - Cutting Tiny Bites

Turkey Napkin Holders from Path Through the Narrow Gate

Feather Letter Turkey from Growing Book by Book

Pumpkin Pie Kids Craft from A Night Owl Blog

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Recycled CD Turkey Craft from The Resourceful Mama

Paper Punch Color Match Turkey from LalyMom

Turkey Hand and Footprint Craft from ABC Creative Learning

Cupcake Liner Turkey from Arts Crackers

thanksgiving crafts for toddlers

Cupcake Liner Turkey - Raising Little Superheroes

Eye Dropper Corn - Cutting Tiny Bites

Feather Painted Turkeys - Crafts on Sea

Scrap Paper Turkey - The Pinterested Parent

thanksgiving crafts for toddlers

Turkey Feather Craft from Glued to My Crafts Blog

Thanksgiving Writing Tray from Still Playing School

Pouch Cap Turkey Footprint Craft from House of Burke

Easy Turkey Craft from Happy Home Fairy

thanksgiving crafts for toddlers

Stained Glass Turkey - Crafts on Sea

Craft Stick Turkey - The Pinterested Parent

Indian Corn Squishy Bag - Fantastic Fun and Learning

Fine Motor Turkeys - Twitchetts

thanksgiving crafts for toddlers

Paper Plate Turkey Mosaic - School Time Snippets

Turkey Hat - Planet Smarty

Fine Motor Turkey Activity - Buggy and Buddy

Thanksgiving Science - J Daniel 4's Mom

Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving craft that we have left off our list? Make sure you pop into our  Facebook Group or over to Instagram and let us know - we love to see your pics as well! 

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Some fun Toddler Thanksgiving FREE Printables

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Tuesday 7th of May 2019

Once cool, use a pencil to draw large hearts on the wax paper envelopes, and then cut out hearts. (I was surprised how easy it is to cut the wax paper with melted crayon inside.) Initially, I was going to trace prefect's hearts, but I decided to freehand them and let my daughter cut them out.

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Monday 7th of November 2016

I remember doing those turkey crafts when I was little too! cheers, kidcandoodle

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Friday 4th of November 2016

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Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

Monday 31st of October 2016

Love these! I was looking for fun Thanksiving things to do with my 2-year-old. Thanks for sharing at Share the Wealth Sunday - we hope to see you again soon!

Amanda Bell

Saturday 15th of October 2016

Thanks for sharing these cute crafts!