{Family Time: Thanksgiving Day Crafts and Recipe}


I love the FAMILY FUN website. They have the absolute cutest crafts, ideas, recipes and more for the family. Check out some of the ones I found for Thanksgiving Day. I think I better get out my craft supplies and get started!!!

By the way, don’t forget to get your FREE DOWNLOADABLE PRINTABLE: {Cultivate A Heart of Gratitude}. This simple idea can help to increase the gratitude in your family. It will get them thinking about what they are thankful for. Although initially I wrote this post as an idea for the month of November, there is no reason why the printable cannot be downloaded and printed then used throughout Thanksgiving Day. At meal time, you can read through the “I am thankful for…” note cards. It will help provide some heartfelt conversations and each thankful thought is sure to bring smiles to your family!

(click {here} for your FREE printable}

{VILLAGE PEOPLE}

I’ve eyed this craft for several years now. However each time Thanksgiving time came along, with all the running around, I lost track of it. Well this year we will definitely be trying this out (click {here} for step by step instructions). I just love these Village People. They are too cute! This craft provides a great opportunity to retell the story of the First Thanksgiving. You child might even like to act it out using their Village People.

You can find a free downloadable printable {here} of the story of Thanksgiving. These are coloring pages which are sure to bring in loads of fun for the kids.

{TURKEY TABLE TOPPER}

How cute is this turkey bread basket? I am sure my daughter would love to see this creation on our table. What a fun way to get the kids involved in the Thanksgiving Meal decorating. It’s a very inexpensive way to add fun to this already wonderful holiday. Simply get out your markers, a paper bag, and anything that you have lying around which the kids can use to decorate the feathers… and wallah… Instant fun!

(click {here} for instructions on this project, but don’t give up on it if you don’t have all the suggested supplies. Use your imagination!).

{FINGER STAMP TURKEY: PLACE CARDS}

What a fun way to make place cards! Your kids will love getting their fingers all dirty with paint or non-toxic stamps. This craft will also help them practice their writing. Imagine how proud they will be knowing that they spelled out “Aunt Carol” or “Uncle Sam’s” name out.

(click {here} for instructions on this craft).

{MINI CARAMEL APPLES}

I was quite intrigued when I saw this recipe idea. Don’t laugh, but I thought where on earth did they get those tiny apples {laugh!!}. Click {here} to find out just how to make these delicious treats! They are sure to be a family favorite!!

{NOW IT’S YOUR TURN}

There you have it- some fun holiday ideas for the kiddos. Remember, it doesn’t have to look perfect. Your decorations do not have to look expensive and untouchable. Instead, surround yourself with the precious works created by the ones you love most! Let them be a part of the festivities and let their creativity be the highlight at the Thanksgiving table!

{I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!}

Do you have any ideas, crafts, recipes for this holiday season? Be sure to stop by and leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!

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Posted on November 23, 2011, in HOLIDAYS and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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