The holiday season is just around the corner, and Thanksgiving is the start to all the fun. What better way to greet the Thanksgiving season than to gather your pilgrims, create some turkey crafts, and take part in a few turkey-themed activities? Keep reading and find the set-up and how-to help you need for activities your students are sure to gobble up this fall.
Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Projects
Turkey Door Hanger
Put a Thanksgiving spin on any door knob with a Turkey Door Hanger made from construction paper and a little creativity. Students can make the door hanger their own using wiggly eyes, seed beads, glue, scissors, a black marker, and a pencil.
Colors and a grateful heart come together to make this turkey booklet a success for students of any age. Use construction paper, scissors, glue, a stapler, a black marker, and a pencil to make a booklet for recording what each student is thankful for.
Using a tri-fold presentation board, you can create a pilgrim-themed photo booth. Use glue, construction paper, fall leaves, ribbon, tape, scissors, and creativity to create a faceless frame for a memorable Thanksgiving photo opportunity.
Make a personal Thanksgiving craft turkey using paint, construction paper, scissors, tape, and a toilet paper roll. Students make paint hand prints and cut them out for turkey feathers, while the toilet paper roll serves as the turkey’s body. All together, it makes one cute keepsake!
Gobble Gobble Globes
This project takes a simple baby food jar and construction paper and turns it into a heartwarming decorative piece for Thanksgiving. You’ll also need glue, glitter, tape, scissors, wiggly eyes, and felt. The sparkling globes are sure to be a hit with students PreK-8th grade.
More After School Program Activities and Games
If you are looking to find more Thanksgiving inspiration and activities to try with your after school group or class, be sure to stop by the Out of School category on our blog. It’s stuffed with a variety of themed games and activities for you to use.