Get Crafty This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is almost here. Families are traveling miles and miles to reunite after spending months apart, ready to make some memories and enjoy spending time with each other. Of course, there's also a lot of work that goes into planning this long-awaited family gathering! There are meals to be planned, travel arrangements to be made, and kids to be kept entertained.

If you've ever been tasked with planning a holiday get-together, you know that coming up with a way to keep all the children engaged, happy, and well-behaved is one of the most important aspects. This year, your trusted lawyers at the Law Firm of Phillips, McElyea, Carpenter, & Welch, P.C. are here to help! 

Crafts are a great way to keep little ones interested, busy, and quiet. Here is a list of some simple, fun Thanksgiving crafts that will keep your kiddos entertained for hours!




Pinecone Turkey
  • Pinecones
  • Autumn-colored construction paper (brown, orange, yellow, red)
  • Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
Teach your little ones to make their own Thanksgiving turkeys! Have your kiddos trace their hands onto the construction paper and cut out 3-4 different hand shapes. Cut out little beaks (triangles) from the construction paper. Glue the googly eyes and beaks onto the pinecone to make your turkeys' faces, and glue the construction paper hands onto the back of the turkey to make his beautiful tail feathers!


Construction Paper Chains
  • Autumn-colored construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
This go-to kids' craft never gets old! Have kids cut the construction paper into strips that are about 1.5" wide and 4-5" long. Bend the first strip into a circle so that the ends of the strips just slightly overlap, and staple them in place. This will become the first link in the chain. Thread the second strip through the first link and bend it to create another circle. Staple in place. Keep the kids working on this as long as they want to - see how long they can make their chain! When they're finished, help them hang the chain up to turn it into a decorative garland.


Thankful Tree
  • Poster board
  • Autumn-colored construction paper
  • Pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
This is a great craft to for a gathering with a bunch of people. Have kiddos cut out a tree trunk and branches from brown construction paper and glue it onto the poster board. Cut leaves from yellow, red, and orange construction paper and glue onto the branches. Have all of the guests write something they are thankful for on each of the leaves, and hang it up in a place where everyone can see it and reflect on all the wonderful things in their lives!

Thanksgiving is all about taking time to celebrate and give thanks for our family, friends, food, jobs, and all the other wonderful things in our lives. If you want to take this opportunity to create or revise a will so you can ensure the best possible care for your family, don't hesitate to give us a call! The most trusted lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks are here for you.

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