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30 Easy Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Kids

Here are the 30+ Easy Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for kids including Turkey Crafts and Activities.

Our list includes turkey DIY art projects with paper plates, coffee filters, pine cones, cloth pins, free turkey printables to color, and many more.

They are easy to set up and can be done by toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.

Let’s dive right in and get inspired.

Easy Thanksgiving painting ideas for kids

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30 Creative Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Kids

Thanksgiving is around the corner. For this special holiday, here are some simple Thanksgiving paintings for kids to enjoy.

Our list includes everything from free Thanksgiving coloring pages, Thanksgiving handprint paintings, paper plate craft ideas, Thanksgiving rock painting ideas, and other fun Thanksgiving painting ideas for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners.

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Easy Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Toddlers

Let’s start off with our easy toddler Thanksgiving painting ideas.

These simple toddler painting ideas for Thanksgiving are easy enough for them to manage by themselves and will bring a lot of fun to your home or classroom.

DIY Toddler Thanksgiving Painting Ideas

Fun Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Preschoolers

Time to improve your preschoolers to improve their motor skills. They will enjoy these Thanksgiving art ideas for Preschoolers.

Thanksgiving Preschool Painting Ideas

Do you enjoy our easy Thanksgiving paint ideas?
Then go check out these popular fall activities. How about our Apple CraftsScarecrow Art Projects, or Hedgehog Activities next?

Kindergarten Thanksgiving Painting Ideas

Is your child already in Kindergarten? Then check out the following DIY Thanksgiving painting ideas for Kindergartners.

Fun Thanksgiving Painting Ideas for Kids

Fun Turkey and Thanksgiving Activities

If these weren’t enough DIY kids painting ideas for Thanksgiving go check out these fun Thanksgiving activities instead.

You loved our Thanksgiving painting art ideas for preschoolers and older children but they like to learn now how to draw a turkey themselves? Then go check out this fun how to draw a cartoon turkey video tutorial with your kids next.

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

After we learned some fascinating facts about Thanksgiving you might like to read a matching book to your children.

Here are some great book recommendations on children’s Thanksgiving books for you:

Taylor the Thankful Turkey is an easy-to-read children’s book about giving thanks and being grateful.

Little Critter is going to have a Thanksgiving he’ll never forget! This 8×8 storybook is perfect for story time and includes a sheet of stickers!

Learn about the true spirit of gratitude and Thanksgiving with a storybook for kids.

From the bestselling How to Catch series comes a festive turkey tale and Thanksgiving book for kids!

Thanksgiving FAQ’s

Why Do We Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the USA and Canada to celebrate the harvest and blessings of the past year. In the USA it is always celebrated on the 4th Thursday in November.

This year Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursday, 23 November 2023.

The History of Thanksgiving

The first American Thanksgiving dates back to 1621 when English colonists (the pilgrims of Plymouth) celebrated with the Wampanoag people.

Colonists in Canada and New England regularly observed “thanksgivings,” days of prayer for such blessings as safe journeys, military victories, or abundant harvests.

Originally Thanksgiving was meant as a day of prayers for blessings such as safe journeys, military victory, or a good harvest. It took till 1841 to become a national holiday in the US.

Canadians on the other side trace their earliest Thanksgiving to 1578 when a Martin Frobisher-led expedition celebrated safe passage. The first national Thanksgiving day was established in 1879 by the Canadian parliament.

How is Thanksgiving Celebrated?

On Thanksgiving day in Canada and the United States, family and friends gather for a Thanksgiving feast. Traditionally the feast includes turkey with gravy, cranberries, and pumpkin pie.

Parades and football games also have long associations with the beloved holiday.

These and more facts about Thanksgiving can be found here.

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