Even little ones can participate in making crafts for holidays, and we have found some great ideas for preschool Thanksgiving crafts that are fun and easy to make. With especially small children, you will most likely have to help a little with assembly, but you can let your child be creative and go crazy with decorating and gluing as their skill level will allow. We have a couple of ideas for you to try for some cute preschool Thanksgiving crafts.
One of the especially easy preschool Thanksgiving crafts we like is to let your child make placemats for Thanksgiving dinner. For this craft, you’ll need a dried corn cob without the kernels on it. You can usually find tons of these in fields. If you have them with kernels, let your child pick off the kernels – this is what popcorn is, you know! Then you can pop it later for a yummy snack!
Take some poster paint and cover the corn cob with paint. Have your child roll the cob onto a piece of large paper to make a fun design. After the paint is dried, let the kids decorate the remaining of the paper with leaf cutouts which are colored, stickers, and crayons or markers. The more detail, the more fun they are. Make several of these with the cob painted different colors. Have them laminated and you have some great, fun, and creative placemats made with the little hands of your child.
Another great preschool Thanksgiving crafts project involves making a turkey out of your child’s hand and foot prints. You will have to help with this a little bit, but preschoolers are going to love how these turn out. First, trace your child’s foot on a piece of brown construction paper. Do not trace the toes! Then trace two handprints from yellow, red, and orange construction paper. Do trace the individual fingers. Cut out the hand and foot prints. The heel of the foot print will be the turkey’s head. Draw on a turkey face and then arrange the hand prints behind the foot print for the feathers. Have your child glue them on. Cut two strips of brown construction paper for legs and fold them accordion style. Make yellow feet out of construction paper and then glue them onto the bottom of the body and you are done!
There are many, many other ideas for preschool Thanksgiving crafts online. One great site with tons and tons of preschool Thanksgiving crafts can be found at www.preschooleducation.com. Then enjoy crafting time with your little one!