Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to practice gratitude. 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 you can do some Thanksgiving gratitude crafts and activities in this article year-round, most are specific thankful activities and crafts for Thanksgiving.
If you are looking for gratitude crafts and activities to use throughout the year to teach children about gratitude, look at Fun Gratitude Activities and Crafts for Kids. You may also enjoy this list of Thanksgiving Traditions and Fun Ideas to do on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities, Games, and Crafts for Kids and Families
Gratitude brings abundance. Use the fun Thanksgiving activities and easy Thanksgiving crafts 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 DIY details. Gratitude activities are first, followed by gratitude crafts for kids and gratitude games.
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Thankful Activities: Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids and Adults
These are a lot of fun Thanksgiving activities for kids and families to do on, around, or for Thanksgiving. Try any of the fun Thanksgiving activity ideas listed below in your home or classroom to celebrate the joy that gratitude can bring!
Thanksgiving Gratitude Activities
Here are a few Thanksgiving gratitude activities that will help you raise grateful kids.
- 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
Give any of these fantastic printable Thanksgiving gratitude activities at home or in the classroom to increase feelings of thankfulness.
- Thankful Turkey Printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Activity | Rhythms of Play
- FREE Printable Gratitude Journal Prompts | 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
- Printable Family Gratitude Devotions for November | Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
- I Am Grateful – Gratitude Printable Template | 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 gratitude 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 doubles as gratitude activities that can help children develop grateful hearts and will help cultivate gratitude at home or in the classroom.
You can also turn a few of these Thanksgiving crafts into a Thanksgiving gratitude countdown for the home or classroom; Starting on November first, or whenever suits your fancy, write something 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
Learn how to make a thankful tree for Thanksgiving with any of these easy tutorials!
- Thanksgiving Thankful Tree Ideas | 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
Thankful garlands make fabulous autumn home decor and are also excellent Thanksgiving decorations for the home or classroom.
- Gratitude Garland | Mosswood Connections
- Acorn Gratitude Banner | Creative Family Fun
- Giving Thanks Thankful Banner | Carina Gardner
Thanksgiving Gratitude Wreath Crafts
Thankful wreaths are fun gratitude crafts for all ages. Try either of these Thanksgiving gratitude wreaths tutorials:
Thankful Turkey Crafts
Make a thankful turkey with the kids for Thanksgiving–and help everyone feel a little more grateful.
- Thankful Turkey Printable | Rhythms of Play
- 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
Make any of these Thanksgiving gratitude crafts to create an attitude of gratitude in your home or classroom!
- Gratitude Moble | Rhythms of Play
- 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! For example, make thankful dinner rolls, or pass out kindness cookies to your guests or neighbors this Thanksgiving.
- Delicious Thankful Dinner Rolls | How Does She
- Easy Cake Mix Kindness Cookies – Use Thanksgiving cookie cutters and decorate kindness cookies with words of gratitude or inspiration!
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Children’s Thanksgiving Books That Inspire Thankfulness
Thanksgiving is a beautiful 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.
Looking for a list of Thanksgiving books that will help nurture gratitude in the home or classroom? Have a peek at this fantastic collection of Thanksgiving gratitude Books for Kids.
Thanksgiving Activites and Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Families
Thanksgiving is a beautiful time of year to remember to be grateful for all of the blessings in life. This collection of gratitude activities and Thanksgiving crafts provide an easy way to teach children about gratitude during the holidays. Many of these gratitude activities for kids can be done any time of year but are the most fun at Thanksgiving.
So, fill your life with gratitude and decorate your home or classroom with thankfulness this holiday season! Just try any of these Thanksgiving gratitude activities and crafts.
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!
You might also enjoy this list of Gratitude Activities, and don’t forget to pop over to have a look at this collection of 20 Thanksgiving traditions and fun things to do on Thanksgiving!
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