Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks: A Thanksgiving Craft & Writing Activity


If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly on the lookout for creative and engaging classroom activities, especially during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year, but I’ll admit that the classic “thankful turkey” craft was starting to feel a little stale. If you’re looking to spice up your Thanksgiving celebrations this year, I’ve got just the thing for you – the Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft!

A Gratitude Project with a Twist

This delightful Thanksgiving craft offers a fresh take on the traditional “I’m thankful for” activities we do with our students every year. It’s a low-prep, high-fun way for kids to record five things they’re grateful for during the holiday season. The best part? It’s suitable for elementary students in grades K-5, making it a versatile addition to your Thanksgiving lesson plans.

But before I dive into the details of this craft, here’s a bonus tip: You can get it as part of a Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities bundle that includes the Giving Thanks Pumpkin Pie, a Turkey craft activity, and The First Thanksgiving Simple Reader. This bundle not only saves you time but also ensures a variety of engaging activities for your students. Click here to check it out!

Quick and Easy Prep for Busy Teachers

I get it, we’re all swamped with our teaching duties, and finding time for elaborate craft projects can be challenging. That’s where the Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft comes to the rescue. It’s quick and simple to prepare, making it an ideal choice for time-constrained teachers like us. Trust me, the minimal prep work will leave you with more time for sipping pumpkin spice lattes and enjoying the cozy fall vibes!

Engaging Thanksgiving Creative Project

The Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft is more than just an ordinary classroom activity; it’s a way for your students to express their gratitude in a fun and creative manner. The step-by-step photographs and directions provided make it a breeze to create a paper pumpkin pie. It’s an activity that encourages fine motor skills, creativity, and a thoughtful reflection on what we’re thankful for.

A Bulletin Board to Brag About

I don’t know about you, but I take immense pride in my classroom’s bulletin board displays. They’re not just colorful decorations; they’re a testament to our students’ hard work and creativity. The Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft yields an eye-catching bulletin board that your colleagues and administrators will undoubtedly admire. Imagine the smiles on your students’ faces as they proudly show off their pumpkin pies to their friends and family.

A Keepsake Parents Will Cherish

As educators, we understand the importance of fostering a strong bond between home and school. The Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft is not only a fantastic in-class activity but also a meaningful keepsake for parents to cherish. It’s a tangible representation of their child’s gratitude, making it a beautiful addition to the family Thanksgiving celebrations.

Just a Little Extra

To get started, all you need are brad paper fasteners, and you’re good to go! The craft comes with step-by-step directions to make a paper pumpkin pie, templates to run directions for paper, and only three pieces per student to cut. You can even choose between two optional pie filling covers that say “Giving Thanks,” available in print or italic script. Plus, there are lined or blank pie wedges for students to write or draw their expressions of gratitude.

Whether you’re a seasoned educator or a fresh face in the teaching world, the Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft is a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving lesson plans. It’s an easy, engaging, and visually pleasing way to celebrate the holiday and encourage your students to reflect on the things they’re thankful for.

So, why stick with the same old thankful turkey when you can offer your students a taste of gratitude with a pumpkin pie twist? Click the link to purchase the Pumpkin Pie Giving Thanks craft and add a dash of creativity to your Thanksgiving celebrations. Your students will love it, your bulletin board will shine, and parents will treasure the memories created in your classroom.

Here’s to a season filled with gratitude and joy in the classroom. Happy Thanksgiving, and happy crafting! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿฅงโœจ




My name is Mandy and I’ve been creating fun crafts since I began teaching waaaaay back in 1993! If, like me, you believe that hands-on arts and crafts are essential to child development, then you’ve come to the right place!