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6 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids

The Village Pediatrics staff is thankful for our patients and their families!

So to celebrate you, we’ve rounded up a few fun craft ideas to try at home with your kids. Happy Thanksgiving!


gourd turkeys, craft ideas for kids
1. Gourd Turkeys

Each of these turkeys is a one-of-a-kind! All you need are a selection of gourds, some bright colored fluffy feathers, a few scraps of felt and a pack of silly googly eyes. Oh – and an adult to operate the hot glue gun, of course!

Find the directions here >


Egg carton turkey craft for kids

2. Egg Carton Turkey Treat Box

Egg cartons aren’t just for Easter! Check out this two-for-one turkey craft. Candy dish? Check!
Place card? Check!
Extra credit: finding out your daughter is grateful for … worms!

See how to make them here >


Leafy Placemats kids can make

3. Leafy Placemats

How cool are these? Whether you choose single-use construction paper or a heftier
felt-and-Con-Tact-paper style, these placemats are sure to brighten up your holiday table.

Find your inspiration here >


4. Pinecone Bird Feeders

Why should humans be the only ones enjoying a big meal on Thanksgiving? That notion is for the birds! And, so is this super-simple bird feeder. Give your backyard buddies something to be thankful for, too! 

Get started here >


Thanksgiving Day Parade scavenger hunt

5. Thanksgiving Day Parade Scavenger Hunt

Yes, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will look a bit different this year, but the beloved event will still usher in the holiday season. To make it even more fun, create a scavenger hunt for your kids to enjoy while they watch the parade.

You’ll find a sample here > 

Check this year’s parade lineup to include your favorite characters > 

(Snoo-py! Snoo-py!)



6. Pumpkin Pie Gratitude Spinner

Who’s ready for a slice of pie? Gratitude pie, that is. As the pie spins around, each “slice” reveals something your child is thankful for.

Find the easy-as-pie instructions here >