Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is a week away!  Today I'm sharing a few previous posts to give you some inspiration for crafting next week in case you're going to be entertaining kids at your house.  

 Click  HERE to read about these Thankful Pies that were so simple to make and a fun exercise in naming things we're grateful for.

Last year we made these turkey leaf place card holders and I LOVED how they turned out.  If you have some great fall color in your area this project could be even cuter!

You can click  HERE to check out these super simple watercolor name cards.  My plan is to have this little craft set up for my nephews when they come over this year for Thanksgiving.

Last, but not least - I wanted to mention Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Cards for Hospitalized Kids ALL THE TIME is an organization that gathers and distributes cards to hospitalized kids.  All you do is make cards for kids who are hospitalized, mail them in and that's it!  They distribute them to children's hospitals all over the country and your little bit of creative time will positively impact a child's day. 

Last time I talked about doing this someone mentioned that including jokes on the cards would be something that the kids would enjoy so I did just that...

They're cheesy and simple and perfect for kids to help with :)

I colored a few examples and then set a big stack of blank cards in my rolling cart in my classroom.  Most kids have colored pencils or markers in their bags and this way when they have that extra 2-3 minutes at the end of class, after a quiz or in between assignments they can color one (or two!), return them to the finished stack and I'll mail them in the week after Thanksgiving.

I did the same thing at home.  Made a stack or blank cards, set them out on the art table and I'll gather up their finished work in a week or so to send in.

The guidelines for what you can/can't include on your cards as well as information on where to send them in can be found  HERE.  

If you'd like to download and print the cards I created (I didn't draw these - I used free clipart) you can click  HERE.

Happy Thursday, friends!!!


  1. This is a great project ❤️❤️ Also...would you consider doing a Thanksgiving doodle town at any point?

  2. What a great idea for the classroom! I'm going to try it this year!

  3. Is it wrong that I'm still laughing about the doodle town comment from this weekend?! I'm still laughing. Hard. ;)


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