Canadian Thanksgiving is October 14th.
Thanksgiving is about surrounding yourself with friends and family and to embrace the things in your life that you are truly grateful for. The day itself can be busy and overwhelming with cooking and prepping for the get-together. Having your children get involved by helping decorate the table is a fun way for them to participate.
Gratefulness Rocks from Teach Kids Art
This is a fun way to visually surround the table with all the things and people that you are grateful for. This could be a tradition that is added to annually. These could be used as decor or as a place setting.
- Smooth Rocks
- Paint Markers or Sharpies
Fabric Leaf Bowl from Vicki Barone
This could be used with fabric leaves or real leaves and this requires about 48 hours to harden. I wouldn’t recommend placing foods directly in the bowl. A separate bowl should be placed inside if that is what you want to use the bowl for. Slips of paper could also be placed inside for guests to write what they are thankful for or other fall decor items such as pinecones.
- Fabric Leaves
- Mod Podge
- Paint Brush
Image from Projects With Kids
Pinecone Place Cards from Projects With Kids
These are really simple to make and is a relatively easy craft to make even if you are not a crafter.
- Scrapbook Paper or Cardstock
- Letter Stamps
- Craft Scissors
- Yarn Scraps
Beaded Napkin Rings from Buggy and Buddy
The colour options and bead styles are endless. This would be a relatively low maintenance project.
- Thin Wire
- Scissors or Wire Cutters
Handprint Turkey Placemat from I Heart Arts N Crafts
This can be a fun placemat for dinner and if an extra is made a great memento to see how much your children’s hands grow for future years.
- Large White Craft Paper
- Red, Orange and Yellow Paint
- Yellow and Brown Cardstock
- Clear Contact Paper
- Black Marker