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Cornucopia Craft with Printable Horn of Plenty for Kids

This simple cornucopia craft includes a printable horn of plenty set. Making a cornucopia is a good idea for kids of all ages as a conversation starter around the subject of thankfulness. This easy cornucopia Thanksgiving craft includes a free printable horn of plenty template and can be created with simple craft supplies. You can use this gratitude cornucopia craft at home or in the classroom.

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Let’s make our own horn of plenty!

Printable Cornucopia Craft for kids

This cornucopia craft is also a gratitude craft, which in turn makes it the perfect Thanksgiving craft. This is the time of year where we need to focus on gratitude and it’s definitely something our kids need to learn. It’s so easy to get caught up in stuff, friends, school, and the world. So a gratitude craft is a great way to slow down and count your blessing. So, click the button to download and print this gratitude cornucopia craft now:

This hands-on Thanksgiving craft makes a cornucopia or horn of plenty which is a fun way to let your kids realize just how much they really have. They visually look at the financial, material and spiritual blessings that have come into their lives.

Related: Free Printable Cornucopia Coloring Pages

If you celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, decorations for the feast might well include a representation of a cornucopia, a literal “horn of plenty” … spilling over with fruits, vegetables, and flowers suggestive of a generous harvest.

–Digging into the Horn of Plenty, Princeton

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1. Cornucopia For Thanksgiving Gratitude Craft

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This cornucopia printable can be used as a gratitude craft.

This first page in our cornucopia printable set is the… cornucopia! This is the base for our gratitude craft and you can color and decorate it anyway you want! Use watercolors to paint it brown or whatever your favorite color is. Use your crayons or markers to decorate it and maybe add some glitter!

2. Printable Vegetables To Fill The Cornucopia For Our Gratitude Craft

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Fill the cornucopia with these vegetables and write down all the things you’re grateful for on them.

The second page in our cornucopia printable set is this vegetable printable! Color the vegetables, using light colors, and then write down everything you’re grateful for. This is a great way to think about everything you’re thankful for like: family, friends, God, school, your pet, your toys, video games, etc.

Click to Download Cornucopia Template pdf File Here

Cornucopia Craft for Preschoolers and Beyond

This quick set up thankful craft can be modified based on the kids age and maturity. Younger kids may need help cutting out the pieces, preschool kids can accomplish the craft with a little help and older kids can add things that they are thankful for on each piece of harvest in the horn of plenty.

How to Make a Horn of Plenty Craft for Kids

Step 1 – Download & Print Horn of Plenty Coloring Pages

We have created a 2 page set of cornucopia coloring pages that can be used as a craft template for this Thanksgiving kids craft idea.

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Empty cornucopia ready for the fall harvest.

1. Empty Cornucopia Coloring Page Can Be Used as Template

Here is a simple Thanksgiving coloring page that can be used for your horn of plenty crafts.

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Let’s celebrate the harvest and add it to the cornucopia!

2. Harvest Coloring Page Can Be Used as Craft Template

This harvest page has various fruits and vegetables including: apple, pear, beet, corn, squash, pumpkin carrot, tomato, and peas.

Horn of Plenty Printable and Coloring Pages for Kids

2. Color or Paint Cornucopia

Kids can color or paint the empty cornucopia and the harvest fruits and veggies. They can use traditional fall colors or whatever artistic spirit might move them.

3. Cut Out the Cornucopia & Harvest Fruits and Vegetables

Using scissors, kids can cut out the pieces on both sheets of paper. I always think it is easier to color first and then cut when it comes to crafting!

4. Glue Harvest onto Horn of Plenty

Have kids glue the harvest fruits and vegetable pieces onto the cornucopia. If you want to start by gluing the cornucopia onto a larger piece of construction paper, that will give you a canvas to lay out the fruits and veggies in a larger way.

5. Add Thankful Words to this Thanksgiving Craft

Before or after gluing on the fruits and vegetables from the harvest, kids can write words of thanks on each piece. Expressing gratitude in this way is both fun and a good reminder of our blessings. If you need a little thankful inspiration…keep reading:

  1. New Clothes And Shoes – Sometimes kids may forget that those cool tennis shoes they are sporting cost a good chunk of money. Remind them how blessed they are to have comfy shoes that help them run faster, play harder and keep their feet warm in the chilly weather. Point out their new coats, sweaters or jeans. Some kids are not so fortunate to have comfortable and durable clothing.
  2. Good Health – Has your child had any severe illnesses this year? If not, he can be thankful that he has enjoyed good health to perform well at school, at home and at play. Remind your children that some kids may be dealing with cancer, broken arms or legs, diseases or other ailments. Just to be able to run and enjoy the great outdoors is a blessing in itself!
  3. Money For Extras – Remind your kids about that candy bar you bought them at the store on the weekly grocery shopping trip. Don’t let them forget the two milkshakes they enjoyed this week. How about the new movies you purchased? Those are extras, and not needs.
  4. Loving Parents – Too many kids live in a home where parents take little time to connect with your kids. If you are reading this post, you obviously care about that parent/child connection. Encourage your child to be thankful for a loving relationship with his parents. This relationship will help him triumph over many trials in life and even help him through childhood obstacles.
  5. Genuine Friends – A true friend is a true treasure. If your child has a friend they can share interests with and enjoy great fellowship, he has indeed found a hidden gem. Friends are great listeners as well as encouragers. Remind your child to be thankful for his friends and also to be careful to be the kind of friend he desires to have himself.
  6. Freedom – Many countries around the world have very little or no freedom. Americans and Canadians enjoy many freedoms that other people groups do not. In America, you have the freedom to worship in any church you desire as well as the freedom to publicly speak about your own thoughts and desires. In many countries, you are imprisoned for speaking anything negative about the political leaders or system. You are also forced to follow the national religion’s beliefs and practices. Just having the liberty to choose and decide for yourself in those areas is a liberty no one should take for granted.
  7. Clean Drinking Water – Water is essential for life. What if you could not locate some clean, pure water? Out of complete thirst you would drink less than clean water and then reap the side-effects of poor health and sickness from it. Most kids in America enjoy clean drinking water, whether it is straight from the tap or comes in a bottle!
  8. New Home Or Car – Did your family recently purchase a new home or car? Even if it was used or lived in, it was new to you! Fresh starts are always exciting for families. Take a few moments to discuss why you enjoy your new investment and how it has enriched your family’s life.

THANKSGIVING ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

Did your kids have fun with the printable Horn of Plenty craft? What were they thankful for?



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