At Thanksgiving time, we give thanks for the blessings that God has given us throughout the year, and you can really get your children into the spirit of the holiday by bringing out some Christian crafts for Thanksgiving for kids to make. If you use your imagination and keep in mind why we celebrate Thanksgiving, you can come up with some really cute Christian crafts for Thanksgiving for kids to make.
Have your child make a thankful wreath to celebrate the season. Start with a paper plate and cut out a half circle from the center of it. Under the horizontal cut, write the words “I Am Thankful For…” Then draw some leaf shapes on construction paper and cut them out. Have your child write down things that they are giving thanks for on this Thanksgiving Day and then glue the leaves around the plate covering it like a wreath. Hang the wreath on your door or someplace where it is clearly visible so your child remembers how blessed he or she is.
Another of the Christian crafts for Thanksgiving for kids to make that we found is a thankful turkey. It is made in much the same way as the thankful wreath. All you really need is some different colored construction paper, some white glue, and crayons or markers. Cut a circle out of brown construction paper for the turkey’s body. The head and neck is just a circle on top of a rectangle. Cut this out of either orange or a lighter brown construction paper. Make some legs and feet from yellow construction paper. The turkey feathers are just elongated ovals. Have your child draw a face on his or her turkey and then write things that they are thankful for on each of the turkey feathers. Glue it all together and then hang in the house!
To get the rest of the family and your Thanksgiving guests into the thankful spirit, make a cute centerpiece for the dinner table. You need a bowl or basket and a piece of florist’s foam. Cut out leaf shapes from construction paper and staple or glue them to craft sticks. As guests arrive, have them write something they are thankful for on the leaf and stick it into the foam. Place in the middle of the table and have each guest pick one to read while dinner is being eaten.
There are lots of Christian crafts for Thanksgiving for kids to make available on the Internet. Just do a Google search for “Christian crafts for Thanksgiving for kids to make” and you will be directed to many web sites that offer up tons of ideas.