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Subject: Thanksgiving Day Craft
Grade: K-2
Age: 4-

Submitted by: Susan Futch, a teacher from Valdosta, Ga.


Creating blessing boxes to show what you are thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.

What You Need:

  • Empty milk cartons
  • Brown construction paper
  • Magic markers

What You Do:

  1. Have students save their milk cartons from lunch.

  2. Wash the milk cartons and let them dry over night.

  3. Cover the milk carton with brown paper leaving the top open.

  4. Have students trace their hands onto construction paper.

  5. Cut out the hand shapes to create turkey tails to attach to the back of the box.

  6. On the front of the box print the child's name and the word blessing underneath. (ex. Jessica's Blessing Box.)

  7. Each day allow the children to print their blessings on a small strip of paper and put it into their box.

  8. They can take the project home and read their blessings out for Thanksgiving to their parents.

Recommended Books:

175 Easy-To-Do Thanksgiving Crafts
by Sharon Dunn Umnik
Here's a cornucopia of Thanksgiving Day crafts that offers children hours of creative fun.

Crafts for Thanksgiving
by Kathy Ross, Sharon Lane Holm
Twenty simple Thanksgiving and autumn crafts with step-by-step illustrations.


Susan Futch is a teacher from Valdosta, Ga.

© Susan Futch | Image: Stephanie M. Corder

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