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Holiday Crafts and Activities for Kids

For Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve!

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Get your little ones in the festive spirit with our holiday crafts for kids! No matter what you're celebrating this year, we've got something for every family.
Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities
  • Turkey Placemat
    Download this free printable Thanksgiving placemat for kids to fill out and color for the big feast.
  • Turkey Napkin Holder
    Even the littlest hands can cut, crumple, and glue paper to make these goofy gobblers. For more hands-on fun, check out High Five Magazine — made especially for preschoolers.
  • Turkey Waffles
    Put those Thanksgiving leftovers to good use with these fun and easy ideas for tasty turkey waffles from Highlights Magazine.
  • Mashed Potato Toppings
    Turn leftover mashed potatoes into an extra special snack with unique toppings and flavor combinations. Looking for more kid-friendly recipes? High Five Magazine features a new one in every monthly issue.
Hanukkah Crafts & Activities
  • Challah Bread
    Celebrate Hanukkah with your kids by making this twisty, tasty, traditional Jewish bread together. Check out our Book of Things to Do for more family fun!
  • Make a Magnetic Menorah
    Help your little one create their own handmade menorah with craft foam, poster paints, magnets, and glue. For more holiday crafts and activities, check out our Almanac of Fun — there’s something new to discover every day of the year.
  • Hanukkah Yarn Cards
    Kids will love getting creative with yarn and cardstock to create their very own Hanukkah cards. Looking for more hands-on fun like this? There are new crafts and activities for kids to try in every issue of Highlights Magazine!
  • Dreidel Gift Box
    Download this free printable for kids to decorate, cut, fold, glue, and give to someone for an extra special Hanukkah gift.
Christmas Crafts & Activities
Kwanzaa Crafts & Activities
  • Fruit Cornucopia
    Celebrate Kwanzaa by displaying (then eating!) this tasty treat to represent mazao (crops in Swahili). For more holiday crafts and activities, check out our Almanac of Fun!
  • Family-Fun Candles
    Get your little ones in the holiday spirit with this family-friendly cardboard kinara craft. Check out Highlights Magazine for more family-friendly activities like this one!
  • Kwanzaa Yarn Cards
    Kids will love getting creative with yarn and cardstock to create their very own Kwanzaa cards. For more hands-on fun, check out Highlights Magazine.
New Year’s Eve Crafts & Activities
  • Party Creatures Party Poppers
    Kids will love creating their own confetti-filled party poppers for New Year’s Eve. Check out Highlights Magazine for more family-friendly crafts like this one!
  • Noisemakers
    Help your little one create their own New Year’s Eve noisemaker with a few household materials. Looking for more kid-friendly crafts? High Five Magazine features a new one in every monthly issue.
  • New Year's Goals
    Download this free printable and invite your kids to write or draw their aspirations for the new year.