Can you believe Thanksgiving is this week?? It seems like just yesterday we started school.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays. What’s not to love about a Holiday all about giving thanks to all the great things in our lives. No stress about buying gifts or having the latest toys. I love being able to spend time with my family and eat delicious foods. YUM!
Thanksgiving crafts are so cute. Do you remember tracing your hands to make turkeys?
If you are looking for something besides turkey hands, I found some cute crafts to share with your kids this Thanksgiving.
- All for the Boys: a mom of boys shares tested crafts for boys.
- Pom Pom Turkeys: make your own pom poms!
- Easy Kids Crafts: 16 craft ideas with and without hand prints.
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Thanksgiving is a great time to do arts-and-crafts with your little ones! Here are a few ideas our TLC for Kids sitters came up with to keep kids busy on the next day you have inside:
1. Build a Thankful Tree. Talk to your child about what they have to be thankful for by putting up a tree of thanks in your house. On each leaf, write down what your child says he/she is thankful for. Each day your family will be reminded of all the good things they have.
2. Make a turkey with your handprints. The age-old craft of making a turkey with your handprint is a classic favorite. Even though it’s been around for many years, it gives your child the opportunity to practice his/her fine motor skills and it’s a good sensory activity if you let your child dip their hand in paint. You can use one handprint for the turkey’s body and one several handprints around the body for the feathers.
3. Create the Mayflower. We spend a lot of time talking about the delicious Thanksgiving food and what we have to be thankful for, but Thanksgiving is also a good time for a mini history lesson with your kiddos. Find a book about how Thanksgiving came to be and then build the Mayflower with your children. You can use any materials you have on hand to make a boat!