These easy thanksgiving crafts for pre-schoolers and toddlers are an ideal way to teach your young ones about this important American tradition. Crafts can be simple paper crafts, jewellery projects or even food related. You will also find below website that you can use to create calendar crafts that you can print off once you are done.

Crafts provide children with a hands-on approach that is both fun and educational. At the end of the process, your child will have a seasonal craft they can treasure. Have fun with this and remember that you can add your own tweaks to the craft if you so wish. The craft topics covered below include Native American crafts, Thanksgiving calendar crafts, cornucopia crafts, turkey crafts and food crafts. 

Native American Jewellery craft

You will need:

  • A paper cup
  • 20-inch cord in a color of your choice
  • Wooden beads
  • Feathers

Take the top ring from a paper cup and make two holes at the top of the ring that are an even space apart from each other. The make another hole at the bottom of the ring. Place your cord through the holes in a loop shape. Put several wooden beads onto the cord in the middle of the ring in a distinctive ‘’Y’’ shape. Push both ends of the cord through the hole at the bottom of the ring and put a wooden bead to keep the cord in place. Attach feathers to the end of the cord. 

Thanksgiving calendar craft

Head over to, and click on ‘calendars’ and then click on the ‘English’ option for Thanksgiving calendars. Select whether you want a calendar for a whole year or a particular month. From here, you can choose color or black and white images to personalize your calendar. The black and white images can be colored in once you print off your calendar.

You can choose from a cartoon style cornucopia to colorful Native American and pilgrims images. Other images also include turkeys, the Mayflower and pies. You can only choose one image per calendar. 

Cornucopia crafts

You will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • Items to fill the cornucopia

Make a simple but beautiful cornucopia using construction paper to create a simple cone. Use tape to hold it in place. Then fill your cornucopia with reminders of all the different blessings and gifts in life. Add symbols of things you enjoy such as if you enjoy writing add a pen, pencil or quill. Add stones or gemstones you have found or like the most. Include pictures of family and friends. Dried flowers, petals and anything else you want!

Food Crafts – Thanksgiving snack

You will need:

  • Bugles Brand corn snack
  • Pretzels
  • Candy corn
  • Peanuts or sunflower seeds
  • Raisins
  • M&M chocolate candy

This easy to make Thanksgiving recipe can be made by children with the help of parents. Each of these items is symbolic for Thanksgiving. Place similar amounts of each of the ingredients above in a large bowl. You can add more of the ingredient you like most if you prefer. Then mix the ingredients together to create an even distribution.