Thanksgiving Turkey Gratitude Jar

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We all want our kids to have a spirit of gratitude – during the Holidays and year-round.  Fun family projects can help to facilitate discussions of thanks in tangible ways that make sense to kids.  We recently created a DIY Thanksgiving Turkey Gratitude Jar and hope that it will help keep all that we are thankful for in our present thoughts!

Thanksgiving Kids Craft

This super quick project is fun and simple! Just gather basic arts and craft supplies, a mason jar, a hot glue gun, a strip of burlap and other decorative items.


  • First, glue a strip of burlap all the way around the mason jar.  Next, draw a fun Turkey head on a piece of paper.
  • Draw a few leaf shapes on construction paper and have the kiddos cut them out, and color them however they see fit.
  • Dress your Turkey up! Color your Turkey and have fun adding jewels, glittery duck tape or other decorative items.

thanksgiving activities for kids

  • Glue your Turkey together! We glued faux feathers and construction paper feathers to the back of the mason jar with a hot glue gun.  Streamers and faux feathers were also added to our Turkey’s head before securing her to the front of the jar with the glue gun.

Thanksgiving Turkey Gratitude JarCelebrate the goodness of littles counting their blessings!

I’m thankful for milk, and costumes, and mommy, and my sister, and twirling, and taping pictures above my bed.


Thanksgiving crafts with kids gratitude turkey mason jar

My gosh, how these little people remind us to live in the present – and for that I am truly grateful.  So don’t forget to include your own daily notes of gratitude and enjoy watching the collective goodness trickle in.

Gratitude projects for kids

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  1. Marybeth Grimpel says

    What a cute idea! Definitely going to make this with the kids!

  2. Such a cute little project! I can’t wait to do more activities like this with my kids..obviously they are still too young to do this type of activity (unless I allow them to do it and make a COMPLETE mess, lol!).

  3. What an incredible idea, I love this!!

  4. This is such a cute idea. I would love to implement something similar in my class.

  5. You inspired me to do this too. The little notes inside are so funny! I love it.

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