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10 Festive Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

These festive toddler thanksgiving crafts will get your 2 or 3 year old into the holiday spirit.  If you are looking for even more fall ideas for your toddler check out our post on all things fall including toddler food, books, clothes and more.  Check it out here

Benefits of Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

Not only are these crafts fun, they also help to teach your toddler a few skills:

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Gratitude – this is a great time to start talking about gratitude and being thankful for all the wonderful things they have.  They are young to really go deep, but it starts exposing them to the new words and practicing saying thank you.

Colors – the feathers of a turkey are a great chance to practice colors.

Gross Motor – gluing, cutting, coloring are all practiced with these crafts.

After you are done, you can send them to family if you are going to celebrate Thanksgiving virtually this year. 

10 Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

Here are our favorite Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts from Mom In the Six and our Mom blogging friends.  Happy Thanksgiving!

1.  Fall Leaf Toddler Collage – Mom in the Six

toddler thanksgiving crafts

Not specifically thanksgiving, but this fall craft can be used as decor for the holiday season.

This simple gross motor skill is great for 1-2 year olds who are practicing grabbing.  Older toddlers can find the leaves outdoors first.

Check out our post for the materials. 

2.  Thanksgiving Dot Marker Activity – Two Pink Peonies

Thanksgiving Turkey Toddler Craft

This Thanksgiving turkey dot marker printable is a fun and free way to keep little ones busy at the kids’ table. Dot markers are all the fun without the mess of regular paint.

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3.  Turkey Feathers Matching Game – Mom Wife Busy Life

Are you teaching colors to toddlers? This is a fun Turkey Feathers Color Matching Game for kids to create this fall!

Create these adorable turkeys and match their feathers to the correct turkey according to their color. Printable turkeys are included!

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4.  Thankful Turkey Thanksgiving Activity – Teaching Littles

thankful turkey toddler craft

Teach your little one what it means to be thankful with this simple Thankful Turkey activity.

Create a turkey using construction paper and record your child’s answers- they’ll either warm your heart or make you laugh!

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5.  Paper Bag Turkey for Thanksgiving – Family Focus Blog

Toddler Thanksgiving Craft

Fun craft for preschoolers. You could make several of these paper bag turkeys and add each dinner guests name to use for place settings!

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6.  A Colorful & Cute Turkey Handprint Craft – Simple Everyday Mom 

handprint turkey craft for toddlers

Make this cute handprint turkey craft with the kids. It’s Simple and comes with a printable template.

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7.  Tie-Die Thanksgiving Turkey Craft – The Play Based Mom

Turkey Tie Die Thanksgiving Toddler Craft

This tie-dye thanksgiving turkey craft is a great way to explore color mixing with your  toddler.

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8.  Thanksgiving Dessert Plates – Happy Mothering

thanksgiving dessert craft

These Thanksgiving dessert plates are an easy craft to keep preschoolers busy on Turkey day! All you need are a few simple supplies for a fun and practical DIY.

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9.  Thanksgiving Gratitude Turkey Craft – Honey + Lime Co.

This simple craft uses materials found at home and lets them practice their gluing skills.

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10.  Autumn Wreath – Two Pink Peonies

Preschooler Thanksgiving Craft

This autumn wreath craft is such a fun way to decorate for Thanksgiving. It is also an easy and low prep toddler or preschool activity.

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Bonus! 11.  Thanksgiving Painted Rocks Craft

Send the kids outside to find the “perfect” rocks for them to paint on. This will keep them busy!

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Conclusion – Toddler Thanksgiving Crafts

Turkeys, Leaves and Fun – these crafts will keep your little ones hands busy and learning all about Thanksiving

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