When making thanksgiving crafts, you can’t miss out on crafts for preschoolers! This list of preschool Thanksgiving crafts is the perfect list of Thanksgiving crafts for the preschool classroom and for kids 3 and 4 years old.
Browse the list below and pick out a couple to try this November with your preschoolers! If you’re a preschool parent, you can also do any of these Thanksgiving crafts at home.
Simple Preschool Thanksgiving Crafts for a Classroom Setting
If you are teaching preschoolers, there are a lot of crafts to choose from! But these Thanksgiving crafts for preschool are selected with groups in mind so you can keep your sanity while working with groups of kids.
Remember, the goal in preschool is not to create “perfect” crafts but to help preschoolers explore creativity, art concepts, and hands-on fine motor skills in a fun themed way.
No need to get to hung up on the final look of the projects- sometimes the best preschool crafts are the ugliest in the end because the children were having a good time.
Essential Craft Supplies for Preschool Crafts
I like to keep these things on hand for preschool crafts.
- Egg cartons
- Craft supplies
- Classroom crayon box
- Craft tower storage bin
- Craft sticks
- Classroom pack of glue sticks
If you want things to be a bit more learning focused, check out these middle school STEM activities.
How to Store Craft Supplies in the Classroom
I like to have all of my craft supplies in one place, and I really like the use of open-top containers. Amazon has some really cool storage options for craft supplies in the classroom, including this Craft tower storage bin.
Another practical option that’s a little smaller is this open-top cubby shelf.
And if you like your craft storage to be mobile, this craft cart is sturdy enough for daily use and has a lot of storage options for all sorts of craft supplies!
Thanksgiving Crafts for 3 and 4 Year Olds
Preschoolers will have a lot of fun making these simple Thanksgiving crafts.
In the preschool age, the goal of craft time is to explore textures, concepts, art techniques, and other elements of play that is more about the process than the final product.
However, most preschoolers are skilled enough to start putting together crafts that look somewhat like the original inspiration.
When doing crafts with preschoolers encourage them to explore the concepts and ideas rather than getting hung up on making their project look “right.”
Check out these fun Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers!
Get the directions to the Dancing Popcorn Experiment here.
Now on to the preschool Thanksgiving crafts!
This egg carton turkey craft is made using real feathers!
And this fall leaf slime will make preschooler happy!
Making turkeys out of pool noodles is perfect for little ones.
Preschoolers will have a lot of fun making these classic handprint turkeys.
3 and 4 year olds can use eye droppers to create this fun wild corn craft.
Preschoolers will have a blast playing with an Indian corn squish bag.
For a fun craft you can hang in the classroom or outdoors, make these easy thankful wind spinners with your preschool class!
Why not make these super cute thankful paper bag turkeys and keep the focus of Thanksgiving on being thankful!
What could be more fun than mixing turkeys with football on Thanksgiving? The football turkey craft does just that.
Preschoolers will love making a play dough turkey!
And how much fun is it to make a turkey out of a pinecone?
Use feathers and crafts sticks to make these turkey puppets!
Nothing is more fun than making pumpkin pie. This craft version is super adorable and fun for preschoolers to make.