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Thanksgiving Craft Ideas For Kids

One of my goals as a creative mama, especially at this time of year, is to make sure my kids realize their blessings. The weeks before Thanksgiving are perfect to focus our attention on being truly grateful.

Of course, we read about the pilgrims and the first thanksgiving. We talk about how God has blessed us and how fortunate we are. But, to really get the kids involved, we go hands on. We have done different fun projects over the past few years that have made us reflect on what we are thankful for.

The kids and I made a thankful pumpkin last like this from PlayfulCrafts.com one last year. We kept it and brought it out this year to remember blessings of the past.

We have done a thankfulness tree like this one from SimplyVintageGirl.com. The kids enjoyed gathering sticks for this project from the woods behind our house. They got so excited to see the tree fill up with leaves as we added more as the weeks went by.

The Thanksgiving bracelet we made like this one from Ramblings Of A Crazy Woman was a hit with the kids because of all the colored beads. I loved it because of the story we told as we made the bracelets and that after they were finished, the kids could use them to tell the Thanksgiving story themselves.

Those are a few of our family favorites. What do you do to help your kids count their blessings?

About Marci


Marci has a passion for helping people get the busyness and clutter out of their lives so that they can slow down and enjoy what is really important. She is proud mama to an 11 year old daughter and a 7 year old son. Head over to Marci's blog Overcoming Busy to read more about how she cuts the clutter and gets organized! You can, also, find Marci blogging about homeschool science at The Homeschool Scientist.

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  • Pam

    We have a tablecloth that we use every time it’s my turn to cook. When the family arrives they write just one thing on the tablecloth that they are thankful for, and write the year. It’s so fun to see how the kids’ focuses change from year to year, not to mention their handwriting!

    • http://overcomingbusy.com Marci Goodwin

      That is a fabulous idea!! I want to do that!! Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://twitter.com/JillCraft Jill Craft

    We have a Thanksgiving Journal that is a true blessing in our family.
    http://www.blessedbeyondadoubt.com/2011/11/16/wfmw-thanksgiving-journal/

    I love the pumpkin!

    • http://overcomingbusy.com Marci Goodwin

      Love it!