With only 19 days until Thanksgiving left, we all might need to be looking for ways to entertain all the children after they have eaten their meals. While the adults just want to sit around, relax, and visit with each other; kids have just replenished their energy and are ready to go. To keep peace in the family, maybe you might look through some of these Thanksgiving craft ideas to keep the kids entertained and busy.
All of these look like fun and to me they seem easy enough if they have an adult who is willing to supervise. The comments seem pretty negative and I can see their point if you expect the kids to do any of these unsupervised. However, Thanksgiving is a time for family togetherness, so why not get everyone around the table again and all spend time making one or two of these great crafts. Seems like a great way to start a good family tradition and create great memories with your children.
I especially like the feather hunt idea and can see my grandchildren participating in this activity without any problem. My grandsons would love the boats and the turkeys. If you have girls, they would love the opportunity to color and decorate these crafts.
Let me know if you try any of them, or better yet post a picture in the comments.
Easy, kid-friendly Thanksgiving craft ideas and activities that are fun for the whole family
- Cut off the bottom of a cup. Cut two slits with the tip of your scissors at the center edge of the cup. Place the cup, bottom side up, into the center of a cup holder.
- Cut 2 paper rectangles per boat to make sails. Cut 2 tiny slits at the center of each sail at the top and bottom. Push stirrersthrough the slits.
- Add a paper flag to the top of each mast. Push the sticks into the slits in the cup.
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