My preschooler loves crafts! She is all about them and she doesn’t need a holiday to jump into crafting gear! We love to do crafts to pass time in the afternoon, on weekends and when we have playdates. These Thanksgiving craft ideas are simple, require only a few materials and they’ll give your preschooler an opportunity to enjoy the independence that they are thirsty for!

My daughter and I sat down for a while and searched for her favorite Thanksgiving craft ideas together and I am sure that your preschooler will love them as much as she does!

For some more craft ideas, check out these simple fall craft ideas.

7 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas Your Preschooler Will Love

These Thanksgiving craft ideas are simple, require only a few materials and will give your preschooler an opportunity to enjoy their independence!

Handprint and Footprint Turkeys

These handprint and footprint turkeys are not for the faint of heart. Your preschooler will love taking charge with the paint brush for this activity. And hey, while you’re at it why not search for a few other Thanksgiving handprint crafts you can knock out at the same time. These make great gifts and keepsakes during the holidays!

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow Magnet

“OOOO I like that one Mommy!” Something about this sweet scarecrow magnet caught my girl’s eye. This craft is super simple and only requires a few materials that are easy to pick up at your local Target (my favorite store of all time).

Fall Leaf Painting

Once we saw this super simple craft idea, we decided that it would be our craft of the day. This fall leaf painting would be perfect for toddlers and preschoolers alike. All you need is paint, leaves from outside and some white construction paper.

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Thankful Pumpkin Craft

This Thankful pumpkin craft is definitely an activity that your kiddo will need your help with but it provides a unique opportunity for some meaningful conversation about what your little one is thankful for. Afterall, that’s what the holiday season is all about.

Thankful Turkey Book

The bright colors of this Thankful Turkey Book got my daughter’s attention immediately. What I love most about this craft is that it repurposes what you may have lying around in your recycling bin. This craft requires a bit more attention and help on your end but your preschooler will love getting to illustrate their own book!

7 Thanksgiving Craft Ideas Your Preschooler Will Love

Turkey Cones

These Turkey Cones could be Thanksgiving Party hats or they could be fun for decorating a kids table or mantle. However you choose to display these Turkeys, they’re bound to please. I recommend going to a party store to buy some brown party hats or making your own out of cardstock that way you don’t need to worry about the extra step of painting the “cone”.

Hand Wreath

Here’s another handprint idea! This wreath would be fun to make together as a family. You can choose to write different things that you’re thankful for on each hand print or you can make a wreath with hands of all different sizes and each person can decorate their own using beads, markers, buttons, fake flowers, leaves and feathers. Pour yourself a cup of apple cider and you’ve got a great fall memory in the books!

Alise Durkota
Alise Durkota
Alise is a mother of two who loves the slow, small town life. She is a teacher turned stay at home mom who loves cooking, her husband, going on long neighborhood walks, just about any baked good (with coffee) and playing with her children. She has a passion for all things childhood development, teaching, and learning.