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Thanksgiving Crafts, Creative Activities & Thankful Recipes

Nit Wits #16: Meat Turkey Tom. What Hamburger Helper does during the Thanksgiving SeasonNovember's Thanksgiving holiday brings thoughts of family togetherness, abundance, and thankfulness. If you're seeking Thanksgiving writing prompts or craft project ideas, coloring pages, word search puzzles, turkey cutouts, treats, dinner recipes, and other thank-full activities, then you've come to the right place! Here you'll find Creativity Portal's own Thanksgiving Day coloring and hand-tracing turkey activity fun, autumn soap project and holiday decor ideas. Plus you can visit our recommended Web resources for more fall craft projects, free recipes, and Thanksgiving Day fun.

Turkey Coloring Page

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Project Features

Thanksgiving Holiday Word Search Puzzles
By Chris Dunmire
Pilgrims, Indians, and Turkeys, oh my! See how gravy-savvy you are by locating all of the Thanksgiving related words on the list in the letter grid.

Paper Turkey Cutouts
By Chris Dunmire
Colorful, free, and fun Thanksgiving turkey cutouts to print, cut, and use for cards, gift tags, scrapbook elements, decorations, and more!

Coloring Page: Fall Turkey
By Chris Dunmire
A free printable turkey coloring page you're sure to gobble up!

Thankful Four Writing ActivityHand Tracing, Turkey Making, Creative Fun! What are you Thankful Four?
By Chris Dunmire
A hand tracing, gratitude writing activity to help kids and adults reflect on seasonal thankFULLness. Teacher's will especially enjoy using this free printable Thanksgiving Turkey Hand Tracing & Writing Activity Kit.

Autumn Quote Greeting or Thanksgiving 'Thank You' Cards
Three styles to choose from! Features an inspirational quote on the cover, or a set of three you can create your own headline on. Makes great 'thank you' cards for Thanksgiving dinner hostesses.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday Writing & Blogging PromptsWrite or Blog about Your Thanksgiving Holiday Celebration Experiences
Over a dozen Thanksgiving-related writing prompts to help you remember, reflect upon, or revise the reasons why you celebrate this day of gratitude.

Budget Friendly Decor for Thanksgiving
By Home Decorating Digest
Decorating for Thanksgiving on a tight budget can be simple when using elements found around your home or apartment.

More Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Resources

Thanksgiving Crafts at HGTV
Home and garden related Thanksgiving fun! Don't miss projects to their Thanksgiving Table Runner, Pumpkin Topiaries & Candles, Vegetable Cornucopia, Simple Fall Centerpieces, Corn Husk Flower Napkin Rings & Place Cards, Gourd Garland, and Autumn Platter Display.

Fall and Thanksgiving Crafts at Danielle's Place
Crafts and activities designed to teach children. Project ideas include Thanksgiving Memory Baskets, Candy Corn Books, Candy Corn Frame, Pilgrim and Indian Paper Dolls, Teepee Table Place Holders, and Foam Turkey Napkin Holder.

Seasonal Arts and Crafts for November from KinderArt
Celebrate all of the special days in November! Craft projects include Blessing Boxes, Clay Pot Turkey, a variety of Thanksgiving Turkeys, Quilts, and Centerpieces.

Thanksgiving Activities from Ben & Jerry's
For all who enjoy all the moments for traditional reflection on the meaning of the first Thanksgiving feast and its opportunity for dialogue and sharing between the early settlers of this land and this land's earliest indigenous inhabitants. Features links, games, and pathways to very Thanksgiving-full information pages.

Thanksgiving Activities from DLTK
Features fun printable templates for Thanksgiving crafts for preschool, kindergarten, and grade school kids. Includes Coloring Pages, Creative Turkey Crafts, Recipes, Songs, online puzzles and activities.

Thanksgiving Crafts, Decorations, and Printouts from Enchanted Learning
Simple and fun craft projects for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school children. Features Pilgrim Collage, Thankful Leaf Wreath and Tree, Paper Scarecrow, Thankful Turkeys, Pop-up Place cards, and coloring activity books.

More Fall / Autumn Crafts and Fun »

Featured Thanksgiving Article

Thanksgiving Party Menu

By Carol Selva

The holidays are a time when people want the familiar, they want traditions, and the seasonal" says Mary Cleaver of The Cleaver Company. She describes her Thanksgiving menu for 12 as "variations on the classic." The meal starts with a rich and delicious Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart which Cleaver likes for its harvest feel and because "it gives the humble onion an elegant presentation." And, she notes that the tart "is a great vegetarian option" for those who don't eat turkey. Wherever possible Cleaver, who is an advocate of sustainable agriculture, uses organic produce and she says "free-range turkey is healthier and tastes more flavorful."

The main course is rounded out with lots of interesting vegetables and some of the special heritage breads the Cleaver Company makes for Thanksgiving.

When it comes to serving this holiday feast, Cleaver suggests laying out the dishes as a buffet so everyone can help themselves then sit down at the table, that's "an easier way to do Thanksgiving when there often isn't enough room for all the food and all the guests at the table." And for dessert, what could be better than everyone's favorite, homemade pies? For 12 guests Cleaver suggests serving three different pies so everyone can have a taste of each and if you're lucky there'll be leftovers!


  • Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Tart
  • Roasted Free-Range Turkey, served with Gravy
  • Sausage and Sage Cornbread Stuffing
  • Parsnip and Potato Pommes Annas
  • Sweet Potato Purée with Sesame Seeds
  • Cranberry Orange Relish
  • Squash, Onion, and Apple Ratatouille
  • Green and Yellow Beans with Lemon and Shallots
  • Pickled Watermelon Rind
  • Shaker Saffron, Moravian Potato and Sally Lunn Breads
  • Apple, Pumpkin, and Pecan Pies served with Whipped Cream

See to shop online for party goods, supplies, invitations and more! •

© 2005 Carol Selva