In November, we celebrate the day when Native Americans shared their food with starving Pilgrims during that fateful long and horrible winter.
The Pilgrims were unprepared to handle the harsh weather of North America, but with the help of the Native Americans, they were able to survive and eventually thrive in the new world. Kids love the old story of sharing and being thankful for what you do have, even if it isn’t a lot.
Share the message and history of Thanksgiving with these Native American crafts and Pilgrim crafts for kids.
21 of the Best Native American and Pilgrim Crafts for Kids
When learning about the history of Thanksgiving, use these crafts to teach kids about the two peoples who were present at that Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims and the Native Americans.
Use these crafts to discuss the culture of each people group and what differences and similarities they have.
What inspired the two different cultures to come together for that first Thanksgiving meal?
Pilgrim Crafts for Kids
These Pilgrim crafts will help kids learn all about the English settlers who came to America on the Mayflower.
Paper Mayflower // Kids Activities Blog
Milk Carton Mayflower // Stir the Wonder
Popsicle Stick Pilgrim // Crafty Morning
Pilgrim Hat Cups // Lilluna
Pilgrim Turkey // Big K Little G
Paper Pilgrim Craft // No Time for Flash Cards
Styrofoam Cup Pilgrim Hat // I Heart Crafty Things
Hand Print Mayflower // Kids Activities Blog
Footprint Pilgrims // Crafty Morning
Handprint Pilgrim Craft // The Nerd’s Wife
Spoon Pilgrims // Fun Family Crafts
Paper Tube Pilgrims // Fun Family Crafts
Printable Make a Pilgrim Activity // Sight and Sound Reading
Native American Crafts for Kids
These Native American crafts will help children explore the history and culture of the people who were here long before the Mayflower arrived at Plymouth Rock.
Paper Tube Native Americans // Fun Family Crafts
Handprint Native American Craft // Fun Handprint Art Blog
Native American Teepees // That Artist Woman
Native American Drum // Crayon Box Chronicles
Native American Headdress // Inspired by Family
Totem Pole Craft // No Time for Flash Cards
Paper Native American Vest // Schooltime Snippets
Cherokee Rattle // All Done Monkey
Classroom-Friendly Thanksgiving Activities
Expand on your Thanksgiving lessons with these activities!
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Books About Thanksgiving
Use these books to explore Thanksgiving themes in your classroom.
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