The holidays are so much more fun when you have young kiddos in your life! Their energy and enthusiasm for nearly everything is contagious, and we love to capture their littleness with crafts.
This Thanksgiving, consider making a handprint pilgrim craft that will be fun and engaging to create, and also give you an opportunity to introduce the story of the First Thanksgiving.
It’s a time to chat with your children about the Thanksgiving feast and what it means to be thankful.
Whether you are looking for a pilgrim, turkey, or other Thanksgiving-themed creations, check out our Thanksgiving crafts for kids for more ideas.
There you will find tons of easy-to-implement ideas to keep those little hands busy creating art this November!
Easy Pilgrim Kids Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pilgrim template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the pilgrim template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin to create the pilgrim’s head by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
Place the eyes on both sides of the head, just above the mouth, and glue them in place.
If you’re making the boy pilgrim, glue the hat to the top of the head. If you’re making the girl pilgrim, glue the bonnet to the top of the head.
Take the hat band and glue it to the base of the boy pilgrim’s hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Finish the hat by gluing the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
Trace your child’s hand two times on white or cream paper, then cut it out. Arrange the handprints with the fingers pointed down and slightly angled outward. Glue the two handprints together, at the pinky side. This is the pilgrim’s collar.
Place the handprint collar behind the pilgrim’s head and glue it to the chin.
Finish up by gluing the shirt piece to the back and bottom of the handprint collar.
That’s it! Isn’t this a fun and cute handprint craft that’s great for Thanksgiving?
Looking for some Thanksgiving fun and learning for your kids? Look no further than this Thanksgiving fun bundle! It’s packed with 79 pages of Thanksgiving-themed worksheets, do a dot printables, family activities, and more. This is the perfect way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving and help them learn all about this special holiday. So don’t wait – grab the Thanksgiving printables bundle today!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Parents and teachers love Thanksgiving because it’s a great opportunity to teach kids about the importance of being thankful and so much more. And what better way to do that than with some fun Thanksgiving crafts, books, and activities?
With these activities, kids can learn about the history of the holiday and why we celebrate it. They can also get into the spirit of giving by making crafts that can be given to friends and family.
And of course, they’ll have a blast doing all of this with their friends and family. So if you’re looking for a way to teach your kids the true meaning of Thanksgiving, be sure to check out all of these ideas.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Books
Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!
Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!
How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!
Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Kids’ Crafts
We have many crafty ideas and themed printables for this Thanksgiving season that will keep your kids smiling! Plus, these creations will be special keepsakes for families to cherish for years to come.
Popcorn Turkey Disguise Craft – If you are looking for a simple craft that will keep them giggling, this one is the perfect one to do! Download the free template, grab some basic supplies, and your kids are ready to create.
Name Turkey Craft – Work on those important fine motor skills while letting your kids practice their name spelling and letter recognition skills simultaneously!
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft – Parents who want to explore more crafts with a pilgrim theme will love this craft. Choose from adorable boy and girl pilgrim templates and grab your empty toilet paper roll.
And the bonus is we have a template for you to use! With some simple supplies, these little creations would also look adorable on display in your home, and your child will feel so proud of their artwork!
Shape Turkey Craft – Teach your child about shapes while making this cute turkey decoration for Thanksgiving! Our turkey craft is perfect for little ones who love cutting and pasting activities. They’ll have so much fun creating their own turkey and showing it to friends and family!
Thanksgiving Pre K Activities
Our Thanksgiving worksheets for kids are ideal for incorporating learning into the holiday season. These worksheets cover a variety of skills, including letter recognition, patterns, handwriting, and more! Whether used at home or in the classroom, these festive printables will be a hit with your kiddos.
Do a dot pages are a fun and engaging way to help kids learn. These turkey do a dot printables are perfect for Thanksgiving and can be used to reinforce counting and letter recognition.
Plus, they’re a great activity to keep little ones entertained while dinner is being prepared on Turkey Day!
What do you get when you combine Thanksgiving with a classic childhood activity? Our turkey connect the dots, of course!
These printable pages are a fun way for kids to develop number sense and hand-eye coordination. Your child will have the best time counting and connecting the dots to create each turkey image!
Get ready to feast on some math skills this holiday! These Thanksgiving greater than, less than worksheets use turkeys, pilgrims, and other Thanksgiving icons to teach kids how to compare numbers. Perfect for young learners, these printables help develop critical thinking skills while incorporating the holiday season!
More Thanksgiving Fun
- This giant Thanksgiving coloring poster is such a fun activity for the big day.
- Little girls will love this adorable “gobble, gobble, gobble” t-shirt.
- Encourage exploration with this fall sensory bin.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pilgrim template
- Download the pilgrim template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. h
- Begin to create the pilgrim's head by gluing the hair to the top of the head.
- Place the eyes on both sides of the head, just above the mouth, and glue them in place.
- If you're making the boy pilgrim, glue the hat to the top of the head. If you're making the girl pilgrim, glue the bonnet to the top of the head.
- Take the hat band and glue it to the base of the boy pilgrim's hat, then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band. Finish the hat by gluing the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
- Trace your child's hand two times on white or cream paper, then cut it out. Arrange the handprints with the fingers pointed down and slightly angled outward. Glue the two handprints together, at the pinky side. This is the pilgrim's collar.
- Place the handprint collar behind the pilgrim's head and glue it to the chin.
- Finish up by gluing the shirt piece to the back and bottom of the handprint collar.