Fun "Turkey Time" Crafts for Sunday School

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Thanksgiving is all about showing gratitude toward God and enjoying the start of the holiday seasons. These cute Thanksgiving Turkey crafts for Sunday School will be a fun addition to your Thanksgiving Sunday School lessons or children’s ministry activities. Download the directions below and then watch our video demonstration of the craft projects.

Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts Demonstration Video

Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts for Sunday School

Thanksgiving Turkey Crafts

Fun & Simple Project Ideas for Sunday School

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The Thanksgiving craft projects are really endless, and as we continue November and approach Thanksgiving, here are a few more fun decorative possibilities for kids. It’s important to encourage them to be thankful, not just for your Thanksgiving Sunday School lessons, and not just in November, but all the time. Hopefully these crafts will help get their appreciative thoughts inspired and open up habits that will continue throughout the year! Don’t miss our free printable Thanksgiving Coloring Pages!

Thankfulness Bible Verses and Craft Captions

Praise the Lord!
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
    for his steadfast love endures forever! -Psalm 106:1

Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit.
-1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

“Give thanks every day!”

“Gobble gobble gratitude!”

“Leaf your sorrows behind and harvest thanks!”

leaf wreath craft for thanksgiving

Craft One: “Leaf Wreath”

Simple paper plate craft with autumn leaves

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Paper plates
  • Foam or fabric leaves
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons (optional)


  1. Cut a hole out of the center of the paper plate.
  2. Decorate with markers and verse captions, if desired.
  3. Glue fabric and foam leaves around the plate, arranging as desired.
  4. If preferred, attach a string or pipe cleaner to make the wreath a hanging decoration.

thanksgiving turkey balloon craft

Thanksgiving Craft Two: “Party Fowl Turkey”

Fun Turkey activity for Sunday School

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Tape and/or glue
  • Balloons
  • Feathers
  • Google eyes
  • Construction paper


  1. Cut colorful construction paper into shapes for the turkey “beak” and “waddle,” as well as feet (if desired).  
  2. Blow up a balloon and tie off the end.
  3. Glue eyes onto the balloon.
  4. Add beak, feet, and feathers (real or paper) onto the balloon.
  5. Have fun with your decoration turkey! Gobble gobble!  

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies snack and craft activity

Craft Three: “One Sweet Turkey”

Thanksgiving Snack Cookies for Sunday School

You will need:

  • Oreos or other wafer cookies
  • Candy corn
  • Mini malt balls
  • Frosting or peanut butter
  • Reese’s cups, cut in half
  • Other candy elements as desired


  1. Build your turkey, starting with a base cookie or cookies.
  2. Add Reese’s cup, if desired, and malt ball on top.
  3. Using frosting or peanut butter “glue”, add candy corn “feathers” surrounding the malt ball and Reese’s cup.
  4. Use imaginative creativity to make your candy turkey fun.
  5. Enjoy a tasty treat!

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