Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to remember to be grateful for what we have. Thanksgiving gratitude Activities and Thankful crafts provide an easy way to teach children about gratitude.
This collection of Thanksgiving gratitude activities and crafts for kids make it fun to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in the home or classroom during the holidays.
While some of the Thanksgiving gratitude crafts and activities included in this article can be done year-round, most are specific thankful activities and crafts for Thanksgiving.
If you are looking for gratitude crafts and activities that can be done throughout the year to teach children about gratitude, have a look at Fun Gratitude Activities and Crafts for Kids.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities, Games, and Crafts for Kids and Families
Gratitude brings abundance. Use the fun Thanksgiving activities and easy Thanksgiving crafts that we have listed below to cultivate an attitude of gratitude in the home or classroom this Thanksgiving.
Click on the creator of each of the thankful activities and grateful crafts listed for all of the DIY details!
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Thankful Activities: Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids and Families
These are a lot of fun Thanksgiving activities for kids and families to do on or around Thanksgiving. Try any of these fun Thanksgiving activity ideas!
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities
- Thankful Heart Thanksgiving Activity for Kids | Live Craft Eat for Lasso the Moon
- Thanksgiving Kids’ Table | Meaningful Mama
- Thankfulness Chain: Thanksgiving Activity | The Joys of Boys
- Things I am Thankful for Story Window | Buggy and Buddy
- Thanksgiving Yoga | Kid’s Yoga Stories
Printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities
- I Am Grateful – FREE Gratitude Printable Template | Rhythms of Play
- Gratitude Activity for Kids: Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher | Bren Did
- Count Your Blessings Tree (Printable) | Somewhat Simple
- Gratitude Photo Scavenger Hunt | Let’s Get Together
- Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Printable | Nurturestore
- Be Thankful: Book Inspired Family Thanksgiving Activity with Free Printable | Sunny Day Family
- Free Printable Gratitude Garland |Somewhat Simple
- All the Things I am Thankful For Free Printable Gratitude Journal | Living Well Spending Less
- Thanksgiving Countdown Turkey Day Advent | MyComputerIsMyCanvas
- Printable Family Gratitude Devotions for the Month of November | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
- FREE Printable Gratitude Journal Prompts | Rhythms of Play
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Grateful Games: Thanksgiving Games for Kids and Families
Teach children about gratitude and thankfulness while playing any of these fun Thanksgiving games for kids!
- Gratitude Pick up Sticks Game | Teach Beside Me
- How to Teach Children Gratitude: Gratitude Game | Play Party Plan
- I am Thankful Skittles Gratitude Game | Planning Playtime
Thankful Crafts: Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Families
This fun collection of thankful crafts for kids double as gratitude activities that can help children develop thankful hearts and cultivate an attitude of gratitude in the home or classroom.
Many of the Thanksgiving crafts listed below can also be made into a Thanksgiving gratitude countdown for the home or classroom. Starting November first, or whenever suits your fancy, write something that you are grateful for each day until Thanksgiving day.
Or, make any of these thankful craft ideas as a family on Thanksgiving weekend, and, decorate it with words of gratitude that serve as a reminder of everything that you have to be grateful for.
Click on the creator of each Thanksgiving gratitude craft for all the DIY details!
Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Crafts
- Best Thankful Tree Ideas for Thanksgiving | Rhythms of Play
- How to Make a Thankful Tree with Real Leaves | Rhythms of Play
- Thankful Tree with Clay Gratitude Leaves | Rhythms of Play (pictured below)
Thanksgiving Gratitude Garland Crafts
- Gratitude Garland | Mosswood Connections
- Acorn Gratitude Banner | Creative Family Fun
- Giving Thanks Thankful Banner | Carina Gardner
Thanksgiving Gratitude Wreath Crafts
Thankful Turkey Crafts
- Gratitude Turkey Placemats | Mama’s Happy Hive
- Thankful Handprint Turkey Craft and Gratitude Journal Project | Arts and Crackers
- What a Turkey | Parents
- Thankful Turkey Craft Kit
- Gratitude Turkey | Little Family Fun
- Thankful Turkey Book | B-Inspired Mama
- I am Thankful Thanksgiving Craftivity | Playdough to Plato
- Easy Thankful Turkeys Craft | Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds
- Thankful Turkey Handprint Keepsake | School Time Snippets
Related: Thanksgiving Turkey Leaf Crafts
More Fun Thanksgiving Gratitude Crafts
- Give Thanks, Gratitude Board | Jellybean Junkyard
- Gratitude Boxes | Meri Cherry
- Be Thankful: A Thanksgiving Craft for Kids | Kitchen Counter Chronicles
- Gratitude Pumpkins | The Joys of Boys
- Thanksgiving Thankful Crafts Kit
- How to Make Marbled Clay Gratitude Leaves (pictured below)
Thankful Food and Kindness Cookies
We have found a few fun ways to practice gratitude and kindness with food, too! Make thankful dinner rolls, or, pass out kindness cookies to your neighbors.
- Delicious Thankful Dinner Rolls | How Does She
- Easy Cake Mix Kindness Cookies – Use Thanksgiving cookie cutters and decorate kindness cookies with words of gratitude!
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Children’s Thanksgiving Books That Inspire Thankfulness
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to remember to be grateful for what we have. Reading gratitude books with your children is a great way to introduce the concept of thankfulness to your children.
For a wonderful list of Thanksgiving books that can be used year-round to nurture gratitude in the home have a look at this awesome collection of Thanksgiving gratitude Books for Kids.
Thanksgiving Activites and Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Families
Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to remember to be grateful for all of the blessings in life. Fill and decorate your home or classroom with thankfulness and gratitude this holiday season!
This collection of gratitude activities and Thanksgiving crafts provide an easy way to teach children about gratitude during the holidays.
For gratitude activities that can be done throughout the year, have a look at this collection of gratitude activities for kids.
Thanksgiving Activities and Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids, such as the roundup of Thanksgiving ideas listed above, make it fun to nurture thankfulness in your home or classroom.
Try any of these fun Thanksgiving gratitude activities and Thanksgiving crafts for kids today!
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