|Crafts For Preschoolers||
We Are Thankful Tree
"We Are Thankful Tree" What are you Thankful for? Each year this 3D tree is used to put what the children are thankful for on the leaves. The leaves can be purchased at a
craft store or Dollar tree. We were blessed to have them donated
by a Parent. The tree is made from 2 pieces of poster board then put together by cutting a slit in the middle and joined together at the center. Easy to do and it looks amazing in our classroom. I put "We Are Thankful For...." on a sentence strip near the tree. The children tell us what they are Thankful for and it is written on a leaf and taped to the branches.
Paper Plate Turkey
• Simple to make Turkey! Paint paper plate brown, add feathers,feet,head and eye with glue. Template located in template tab.
Thanksgiving Day Craft
To make this Thanksgiving
decoration, paint a paper plate yellow, allow to dry then paint the child's
hand (see below) and press down in the middle of the plate. Child can decorate edges with various fall colors and add a googly eye and legs. Use a hole puncher to punch two holes at the top and thread yarn through to hang.
Thanksgiving Day Place mat
This is one of my favorite activities to do with the children each year. It is a timeless keepsake their Parents will treasure forever! This place mat can be used everyday (its laminated) or just Thanksgiving each year. Paint the child's hand as shown below and press down on the very left side of the paper. On the right side I draw an outline of corn and the children color the stalks green and use Q-tips to make the kernels. In the center (not shown) I put
a picture of the child (framed). On the bottom write "I am thankful for (ask child what they are thankful for and write it here). Laminate! They can decorate around the edges to add their own creative flare.
Use fingerprints to make this Turkey! Add eye and legs with a marker or paintbrush.
Paper Bag Turkey
Stuff a lunch sized paper bag with newspaper to make the body of this cute Turkey. Cut out head and stick into the opening of the bag, close with a rubber band. Add feathers (you can use the template in the templates tab or use fake feathers. Glue on eye.
Paper Plate Turkey
Paint one paper plate brown and cut another paper plate in half and paint it as shown in picture. Cut out shapes to form body, head and wings. Glue together and add eyes. (paint beak orange)
Create this mini cornucopia with brown construction paper and fruit shaped candies.
If you prefer use an ice cream cone for the cornucopia.
Use construction paper to put this headband together.
Trace body Template onto Brown construction paper and cut out. Trace feathers onto multi-colors and cut out. Glue together, add googly eyes and beak. Attach brown construction paper legs by linking together strips like shown.
Tissue Paper Indian Corn
Use the template in the templates tab and trace the husk onto green construction paper and cut out (or you can trace it onto white paper and have the children color it green.)
Glue husk onto white paper. Crumple up various colors of tissue paper and glue to paper to form Indian corn kernels.
Turkey Stick Puppet
Use foam pieces, Large craft stick and googly eyes to create this cute Turkey puppet. Use in conjunction with poem below:
The Turkey is a funny bird
goes bobble-bobble,and all
he knows is just
that is gobble-
Turkey In Disguise
Send home a Turkey body like the one pictured below and ask your
students to "disguise" the Turkey so he won't be eaten for
Pine Cone Turkey
So easy and adorable too! Glue googly
eyes,beak,and feathers like shown onto a pine cone!