Thanksgiving Crafts for Christian Teens

Involve Christian teens in the process of preparing for Thanksgiving dinner. Allowing them to complete Thanksgiving crafts that contribute to the holiday event makes them feel more mature and important. Assigning crafts to teenagers also provides them with tasks to keep them occupied while adults remain busy with other decorations and meal preparations.

  1. Thanksgiving Tree

    • Include teenagers in the Thanksgiving celebration preparations by asking them to create a Thanksgiving tree.
      Include teenagers in the Thanksgiving celebration preparations by asking them to create a Thanksgiving tree.

      Include teenagers in the Thanksgiving celebration preparations by asking them to create a Thanksgiving tree. Purchase a small, inexpensive tree that is strong enough to support handmade ornaments. Have the teens make and decorate small ornaments such as foam balls, plastic turkeys, paper pilgrims and Indians. Ask them to use light seasonal colors so that friends and family may write on the ornaments. Tell them to make enough ornaments for every guest. Place the ornaments in a basket near the entry way. Include several permanent markers. As Thanksgiving guests arrive, instruct them to take an ornament from the box and write on it something for which they are thankful. To encourage a Christian theme, ask the teens to begin the sentence by writing "I am very blessed. I thank God for _____". Ask the guests to complete the sentence and hang the ornament on the tree.

    Place Cards

    • Ask teens to make place cards for Thanksgiving dinner guests. Provide them with materials such as white and colored card-stock, dry colorful leaves, markers, Thanksgiving die-cuts and glue. Ask them to cut the white card-stock into a 3.5- by five-inch card. Ask them to use the materials provided to decorate the cards. In the top center of the card, write the name of the guest. Just below the name, write a Bible verse that encourages guests to thank God for their blessings.

    Napkin Rings

    Thanksgiving Scrapbook

    • Ask Christian teens to create a recipe book devotional. Several days before Thanksgiving dinner, ask the teens to contact dinner guests. Ask them to record the guest's favorite Thanksgiving food, the recipe for the dish, their favorite Bible passage and what that passage means to them. Supply the teens with a scrapbook and scrapbooking supplies. Instruct them to decorate a scrapbook page for each guest. Tell them to list the name of the dinner guest and the information provided. If possible, include a photo of each person on their particular page. Have the scrapbook available for guests to view on Thanksgiving Day. If the host or hostess only expects a couple of guests, the teens can make a recipe book devotional for each guest.

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  • Photo Credit thanksgiving image by michael langley from Fotolia.com christmas image by japonka from Fotolia.com napkin rings image by Mary Beth Granger from Fotolia.com

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