6 Free Printable Thanksgiving Cards to Color For Kids

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it, this year why not make it even more special with these free printable Thanksgiving cards to color?

The kids can use them to write why they are thankful this year and give them to parents, friends, and family.

There are six different greeting cards to choose from and they are a great way to show gratitude.

Inside each of the cards is left blank for the child’s own message.

Let’s embrace the season and spread joy with these Thanksgiving activities for kids.

thanksgiving cards to color

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Thanksgiving cards to color

Encourage the kids to send a card this Thanksgiving to show their gratitude to someone they love.

Supplies needed to make the Thanksgiving cards:

  • cardstock just makes the cards more sturdy
  • coloring pens these are the ones we use for all of our coloring pages
  • Envelopes, these A9 ones will fit the cards perfectly.

How to make Thanksgiving cards at home:

These Thanksgiving free printable cards to color are free, but are for personal use and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

Print out the Thanksgiving coloring cards below. There are six different images and will print on 6 pages. Make sure to check your spam folder if you don’t see it in your emails within 5 minutes.

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

On one side you will see the front of the card image and on the reverse side of each card, there is a Happy Thanksgiving message as you can see below.

happy thanksgiving

Each card is blank inside so you can write your own heartfelt message.

If you are looking for inspiration on what to write these gratitude journal prompts for kids will definitely help.

Printable Thanksgiving cards to choose from

There are six different coloring Thanksgiving cards you can choose from.

  • 2 Thanksgiving bears
  • Thanksgiving animal friends
Coloring Thanksgiving cards
  • A pumpkin with 2 fall trees
  • Thanksgiving images
Thanksgiving coloring cards
  • Turkeys to color in
  • 2 Thanksgiving animal friends (the owl and the pussy cat is one of our favorite books!)
free printable Thanksgiving cards to color

Enjoy free printable Thanksgiving coloring pages too!

What to write inside a Thanksgiving card?

Kids can express their gratitude and warm wishes inside a Thanksgiving card through heartfelt messages such as:

  1. Thankfulness: “I’m thankful for my family and friends who make my life so special. Happy Thanksgiving! Love, [Name]”
  2. Gratitude for Food: “I’m thankful for all the yummy food we share on Thanksgiving. Wishing you a day filled with delicious treats! Best, [Name]”
  3. Thanksgiving Wishes: “May your Thanksgiving be filled with joy, laughter, and lots of fun! Happy Turkey Day! From, [Name]”
  4. Family Appreciation: “Thankful for family hugs and happy times together. Wishing you a Thanksgiving full of love and happiness! Hugs, [Name]”
  5. Thanksgiving Art: For younger kids, draw a picture related to Thanksgiving like turkeys, pumpkins, or a family meal. And writing a simple “Happy Thanksgiving” or “Thank You” can also be a lovely addition to the card.

Other Thanksgiving activities

These free Thanksgiving bookmarks to color are not only practical but also a creative outlet. They offer a chance to express gratitude through art as you color them in, making for lovely personalized keepsakes or gifts to share during the holiday.

Thanksgiving color by number printables are a delightful way to unwind and get into the festive spirit. By matching colors to numbers, you can reveal hidden Thanksgiving-themed images, providing relaxation and entertainment for all ages.

Homeschooling during the Thanksgiving season can be enriched with themed Thanksgiving homeschool activities. Such as history lessons about the Pilgrims, discussions on gratitude, and arts and crafts projects like creating handprint turkeys, offering an educational and fun approach to the holiday.

I know Thanksgiving isn’t a gift-giving holiday, however, I would never turn up to someone’s house and not give the kids a little something too. These are my favorite Thanksgiving gifts for kids that they will love.

thanksgiving activity bundle


Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download the free printable Thanksgiving coloring cards

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 12 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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