Thanksgiving Crafts & Bible Activities for Kids

What crafts are you planning for Thanksgiving? Do you know of an easy Thanksgiving craft for children? This page lists some simple craft ideas for church around Thanksgiving. If you know of more resources, leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Enjoy these christian thanksgiving crafts. We also have a collection of Bible verses about thankfulness and several Bible lessons for Thanksgiving.

thanksgiving-bible-versesWhere To Find Easy Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Children

Craft – Make a Thankful Poster: This craft is super easy and will help the children understand what it means to be thankful.  It would be a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving Sunday School lesson.

Thanksgiving Craft Bag Book: This one has more steps so watch the how-to video carefully. Includes printable directions.

Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for Kids

We have uploaded some Thanksgiving coloring pages for kids that would be the perfect add on for nearly any lesson. Kids will add leaves to the tree with specific things they can give thanks about. Similar to the thankful poster idea.

thanksgiving coloring printableHere is a second coloring sheet for Thanksgiving. This one shows a traditional family seated around the dinner table. The captions says “Be thankful in all things.” This would be a great family activity sheet or lesson extra for Sunday School.

Pilgrims Coloring PageThis coloring page features a Pilgrim family and their prayer of Thanksgiving to God as their ship arrives safely. It’s  a more historical approach to the holiday and would be great for homeschool or Christian schools.  Also illustrated by Mandy Groce.

Thanksgiving craft ideas on Pinterest
I've collected more snack & craft ideas on Pinterest

Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities: Danielle’s Place has a great collection of activities and projects related to Thanksgiving. They are 100% free and easy to print off and use in your Sunday School.

Gobble Games & Thanksgiving Trivia from Julie Cantrell’s blog

DLTK’s Crafts & Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving may be just what you need.

Family Fun has a long list of decorations and crafts. These are great to do at home with your kids or in Sunday school.

30 Thanksgiving craft links from Frugal Living.

Bible Kids Fun Zone (scroll to bottom of their page): This is a link to a membership site, but they do offers four free printables for Thanksgiving at the very bottom of their page. Many of these would be great for preschool Sunday School lessons around Thanksgiving time.

Kidology Thanksgiving Zone: This is a membership site, but since I’m a member I always start here. Pastor Karl and company consistently add great content to their zones. They offer many thanksgiving craft ideas and thanksgiving bible lessons for kids.

Need more help? Then print off our Thanksgiving Lesson for Preschoolers or this Children’s Church lesson about Giving Thanks to God.


  1. Lisa says

    I love your site and thank you for all the work you do. I had just noticed that the website you listed as Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts, Danielle’s place, is NOT 100% free like you say. They have a some things that are but alot are for members. I really like that site too. Thank you again.

  2. Rochelle Donnelly says

    I know this is from years ago but I happened upon your post. I am wondering, have you thought of modifying Pongal? Instead of thanking the Sun God for the abundance, perhaps you could modify it to thanking God for the abundance He gives. I really don’t know if this would work. It’s just a thought.

  3. Tonya says

    This year in Children’s church we are going to color cornocopias, cut them out and glue them on construction paper then add a verse about being thankful. Then I will laminate it with clear contact paper.

  4. Evans says

    Tony i am having a daily vocational Bible school for children in December please help materials and plans for all ages on prayer being our theme this year please
    Man you are doing great work for the Lord God bless you in a big way

  5. pastor g.arunodayam says

    dear sir i love to the American churches celebrate the november 4th thursday is the thanksgiving holiday
    but i am in india i love to celebrate thanksgiving celebrations the children here also
    how can we celebrate in what are the things which we do?
    please help me to do please
    tanking you
    pastor g,arunodayam

  6. Maggie says

    Thank you so much for the ideas. I will try some this Sunday.

  7. Cheryl says

    I like the poster idea. I’m transforming my whole bulletin board into a Thankful Tree where anyone who stops by it can add their own item for everyone to see!

  8. says

    I enjoyed your Thankful Poster activity video! Coming up with poster ideas can be very hard and we have made the ArtSkills “Poster Gallery” to provide 100s of fun poster ideas for creative inspiration!

  9. Allison says

    can you help me with some sunday school craft ideas for christmas?

    thank you for your time,


  10. says

    Thanks for sharing these things about Thanksgiving! I’ve posted about your blog and hope to visit again soon.

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