Celebrating this season of Thanks with fun and easy Thanksgiving crafts for kids as well as Thankful DIYs and Turkey crafts.
As Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching, we are focusing on what we are thankful for, as well as crafting and creating with Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. This is also a fun “Turkey Season” so grab your recycled TPRs, scissor and ‘gobble – gobble’ let’s make fun and easy Thankful DIY Turkey crafts!
Thanksgiving Turkey Color-Match DIY
Thankful TPR Turkey DIY
This Thankful Turkey craft is from Kim’s @bestideasforkids NEW Fun and Easy Crafting with Recycled Materials book (buy HERE).
YOU’ll NEED for this Thankful Turkey Craft:
– recycled TPR (toilet paper roll)
– colorful paper for feathers
– a glue stick
– googly eyes
Bringing children’s attention to what they are thankful for, instills gratitude, appreciation, and selflessness! This busy time of the year can be over-focused on gifts rather than reflecting on what we already have! So, explaining to little ones the immeasurable value of things they might take for granted, like family, home, and friends, makes them feel PLENTIFUL rather than WANTFUL!
DIY ABC Turkey Plate
This DIY turkey recycled paper plate craft is a fun way to practice upper to lower case letter recognition. To make this DIY, I simply cut out a circle from brown felt and hot-glued it to the paper plate. Thereafter, add googly eyes and some details and your turkey is ready! Julia colored the “feathers” with tempera paints, and I wrote uppercase letters with a black Sharpie.
Next, I primed wooden clothespins with clear nail polish (just the part where I would write on so, that the color would not bleed). And using red and blue Sharpies I wrote vowels in blue and consonants in red (consistent with a Montessori Language curriculum). I thereafter offered Adrian to match lower to upper case letters, naming each letter and emphasizing on the sound it makes. During this activity, a child also exercises fine and gross motor skills while pinching the pegs. (p.s. You can write lower case letters on the pegs upside down so that once matched, they face the child.)
Paper Turkey Craft Addition
Making math activities concrete and hands-on is at the core of the Montessori curriculum. Learning numeral to quantity association starts as early as at two years old when the child carries the numbers rods or is first exposed to golden beads. Themed unit studies are a lot of fun, and since Thanksgiving is approaching, I made this paper turkey craft to practice simple addition. Offer a child to punch the exact amount of ‘addends’ holes, then count the sum and write the answer in red Sharpie on a turkey’s tail. This activity also promotes fine and gross motor control as the little hands use a hole-puncher.
Thanksgiving Subtraction DIY
Turkey Thankful Candles Gifts
Pipe Cleaners Paper Mache Turkey
PTR Thankful Tree DIY
Please, always supervise your children while they are learning through play.
I hope you enjoyed our Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Thankful DIY Turkey crafts. Please, check out HERE our entire Thanksgiving unit study as well as our learning space and Thanksgiving-themed books.
Want more Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Thankful DIY Turkey crafts?
My friend Maggy @RedTedArt has tons of amazing Thanksgiving and Turkey crafts!