While planning for November, I was amazed to find so many Thanksgiving craft ideas for preschoolers!
During this month we do a lot of different turkey crafts that work on our fine motor skills, strengthen our color recognition development, and that allow us to be as open-ended as possible so that we can be creative.
We focus on the thankfulness part of Thanksgiving with our 3 year olds. This is a great time to help our youngest preschoolers learn how to reach out to others, to express gratitude for what is given to them. We talk about our families and the good food we are blessed with. We end our unit with a Thanksgiving feast, where all our families come together and bring food that we eat together. I just love this time of year!
What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Please share in the comments section below!
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Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Preschoolers
- Attach feathers onto clothespins for a fine motor turkey activity. (Stir the Wonder)
- Use pipettes to create a colorful watercolor thankful turkey.
- Help your family reflect on what makes them thankful with a brown bag thankful tree. (Premeditated Leftovers)
- Gather up some tissue paper squares and make a colorful paper plate turkey. (Happy Home Fairy)
- Make a handprint turkey hat for Thanksgiving. (Crafty Morning)
- Replace feathers with colorful clothespins to add some fine motor to your turkey art. (Dirt and Boogers)
- Make a thanksgiving garland with your kids to hang in your house or classroom. (No Time for Flashcards)
- Recycle toilet paper rolls to make a cute clothespin turkey. (The Simple Parent)
- Use dyed kernels to make a colorful corn mosaic. (Fun-a-Day)
- Make a colorful fine motor turkey. (Rubberboots and Elf Shoes)
- Make (and then wear) a turkey hat – fun for a Thanksgiving party! (Crafty Morning)
- Learn the letters in your name with this literacy turkey activity. (Planet Smarty Pants)
- Practice cutting, gluing, and painting skills while making a colorful turkey. (Buggy and Buddy)
- Make a pretend slice of pumpkin pie before eating the real thing. (A Night Owl Blog)
- Add some candy corn to your turkey handprint art. (Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails)
- Use bubble wrap to add interesting design to paper turkeys. (Crafty Morning)
- Pack a lunch or special treat in a handmade turkey lunch sack. (Happy Home Fairy)
- Gather your children to make a Thanksgiving table runner. (Spoonful of Imagination)
- Fill your sensory tub with fixings for a pretend turkey dinner. (Carrots are Orange)
- Make a simple turkey using a craft stick. (The Simple Parent)
- Use crafts sticks to make easy turkey stick puppets. (Playdough and Popsicles)
- Enjoy some process art while painting with corn. (Fun-a-Day)
- Make a Thanksgiving wreath using handprints. Would be fun for a classroom! (Education.com)
- Put a turkey suncatcher in your window. (No Time for Flashcards)
- Learn the letters in your name while making a feather letter turkey. (Growing Book by Book)
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