If you like the grateful crafts kids can make for Thanksgiving, you will find this “I Am Thankful For” headband to be a nice alternative to the classical thankful turkey.
What a nice way to teach kids how to be grateful for what they have in life and you can start with little ones as young as preschoolers.
Why it is important to show gratitude?
Gratitude is a positive emotion that is good for our bodies as well as brains. People who are grateful are happier and this can lead to positive actions and better relationships.
You can teach your kids ways to be grateful that go beyond saying “thank you”.
We have a few thankful turkeys too, if you want to see some alternatives:
Last year I came up with the “I am thankful for” spinner and this was the inspiration for our Thanksgiving paper hat.
We love options because different craft ideas appeal to different kids and adults so make sure to take a look at all our thankful crafts and pick your favorite.
What I love about our “I am thankful for” paper crown is the simplicity. Print, color, cut and tape together.
No-prep work, if you are a teacher and plan on using the Thanksgiving hat in the classroom with your students.
The headband is not only a nice way to incorporate Thanksgiving Day in the classroom and celebrate the holiday but also an opportunity for kids to show gratitude for the people and things they have in their lives.
The paper crown comes with a black and white printable template and with an option for primary and single lined paper for kids to write the reasons they are blessed.
There are a few typical Thanksgiving elements on the hat that kids will color: turkey, leaves, pumpkin and basket full of corn.
I Am Thankful For headband
- I am thankful for template
- White cardstock paper
- Colored pencils
How to make the thankful craft
Print the headband on white paper.
Color the front piece and cut it out.
Use a black marker to write 3 reasons you are thankful for.
Tape two side panels to the front piece.
Bend the headband into a circle. Wrap it around the kid’s head to check for fit. Tape the ends together.