Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

Native American family: cardboard toilet paper/paper towels tubes, construction paper. Tipi: sticks, rubber band, paper grocery bag.

Pilgrim Family; Lincoln Log house.

Campfire: cardboard circle, stones, sticks, tissue paper.

Toasting Marshmallows: because The Queen Bee insisted that where there is a campfire, there are toasted marshmallows. Always.

Our books:

Great beginning book for introducing the concepts of the holiday: Pilgrims, Native Americans, Mayflower, harvest, feast. etc.

A more in depth look at the first Thanksgiving. Explains the hardship of the trip on the Mayflower and the first year in North America. Good detail of what life was like for Pilgrim children on the journey as well as how they helped their families with crops, food preparation, and more. A great book for kids beyond preschool level.

All of the links for these crafts can be found on my Pinterest Thanksgiving board.

Play time.

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11 Responses to Thanksgiving Play Set Craft

  1. These are just too cute! That little campfire would be a huge hit at our house–I’ll have to try it!

  2. Dawn says:

    Those are so cute. I wish we had the time to make them too.

  3. brit says:

    I a really enjoying your blog. Our kids are the same age and we are using a lot of the same curriculum it’s pretty fun to see it here too. While I have a lot of support in the homeschooling community I don’t know any secular homeschoolers and it is always nice to find a kindred spirit online (and on pinterest) The internet is so full of inspiration and new friends waiting to be made! Thanks for being here!

  4. Beth says:

    This is waaaaay cute! I love it! You are one creative lady! I wanted to share it with everyone before Thanksgiving so I shared it with my facebook readers –!/pages/Living-Life-Intentionally/261252997248957 – Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT Thanksgiving & see you next week, Beth =-)

  5. Great idea! I had plans to do something like this next week… and definitely will because yours is too cute! Thanks for sharing at LLI Linky Party!

  6. Lauren says:

    This is such a cute idea and great for imaginative play! Stopping over from TGIF!

  7. I love these types of crafts! They draw the kiddo’s in so well and they love to share all they’ve learned when they have a hands on manipulative to make!

  8. savimama says:

    Just wanted to thank you for this idea! My cute 6 year old daughter just recanted her entire Christmas wish list (which consisted of a globe…purchased…and a Barbie vet set…also purchased). Now, she wants a Thanksgiving play set, complete with pilgrims, Indians, and a turkey. I’m out of money (and nearly out of time!), and this is EXACTLY what I was hoping to find when I asked Google for some help. So thanks for saving my sanity (and the magic of Santa)!

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