If you are looking for a fun and easy paper plate activity for kids, this one is themed for Thanksgiving and so much fun!
You can literally make a bunch of fun activities for kids in any theme, for any specific educational category and for a differentiated set of ages.
We themed ours for counting and math but you can theme them for learning about letters or learning about shapes..
If you’d like to learn exactly how I put this simple paper plate activity for kids together, I will be sharing all of the details below.
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Two Paper plates
Cotton balls or White pom poms
That is all!
Easy Thanksgiving Paper Plate Craft
This paper plate craft was so much fun!
I themed it in a Pumpkin Pie theme!
Mandisa from HappyToddler Playtime set out a fun pumpkin pie paper plate activity that was themed for a fun name activity.
I loved her paper plate activity so much that we wanted to try it out but for a fun counting theme.
How to setup a Thanksgiving craft for Kids
Here are the steps I took to put together this simple paper plate Thanksgiving craft for kids:
On a paper plate, draw out a cross.
Then, keep drawing more lines onto the paper plate to get a set of 8 pie shapes (sort of like pizza pie shapes)
Then, on a separate plate, duplicate what you created on the first paper plate.
Cut out the pie shapes on one of the plates.
On the other plate write out numbers from 1-8 onto the pie shapes.
Then, color the paper pie shapes that you cut out to look like pumpkin pies.
Add your pumpkin pie shapes to the paper plate with numbers and count as you go!
Tip: The cotton balls are pretend “whipped cream” which can also be counted as your little adds them to each of the pumpkin pies!
Easy and fun pretend play that is themed for Thanksgiving!
Preschool Thanksgiving Craft
This pie craft themed for November can work not only for preschoolers, it can also work for toddlers, kindergarteners and for kids.
For preschoolers, you can practice counting from 1-8 along with a fun pretend play of lets have pie number 8 or pie number 2.
Learning through play at its best, right?! 🙂
For toddlers, skip the numbers or not.
You can just have fun play pretending and adding the pies to the pie slots as you count them.
Seeing the numbers can be helpful but are so not necessary as the toddler stage is meant for playing and we all know you are still learning though play (fine motor activities, open ended play, gross motor activities).
Kindergarteners can practice skip counting by even numbers or odd numbers.
Draw out an equation (addition and subtraction) and match the correct answer!
Kids can just have fun learning through play with this simple Thanksgiving pie craft activity!
I hope you enjoyed this simple Thanksgiving craft for kids. 🙂
Related: Here are over 70 Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! Enjoy.
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