November 13th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

By Lori Lite 

Thanksgiving arts and crafts create memories and relieve stress and worry at the same time.  Thanksgiving is a wonderful excuse to sit around the table as a family and get creative. You will relax and your children will get a self-esteem boost. turkeyphotoKeep it simple and keep it stress free.

How arts and crafts can reduce stress:

  • The very act of picking out colors, cutting and pasting will distract you from your everyday worries, pressures, and challenges.
  • Spending quality time with your children foster strong family connections. You and your children will feel more connected and loved. These feelings help to reduce stress and worry..
  • When you are fully involved with a creative project (no matter how small), you can shut the brain chatter off and focus on the project at hand. This will help you to clear your head and allow you to face the week with a more relaxed attitude.
  • Kids love arts and crafts and you can get a joy boost by engaging with your child. Tap into your child’s energy. Let your inner child come out and paly. Let the laughter flow. Laughter is a fun stress buster.
  • Listen to relaxing music while you do your arts and crafts. Ask your children how the music makes them feel. Do they happy or calm?
  • Incorporate a positive attitude into your arts and crafts. Make an affirmation turkey or a gratitude turkey.  Write affirmations onto the feathers of your turkey or things you are grateful for.  
  • Make this an interactive centerpiece where you encourage your guests to write their own affirmation or something they are grateful for. Leave blank feathers out with a marker. Add the feathers to the Turkey or put them in the middle. – I used a pencil holder with plenty of room for feathers. Keurig coffee boxes, tissue boxes, and formula containers work as well. -

Lori Lite is the founder and author of Stress Free Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Build Self-Esteem, Manage Stress, and Reduce Anxiety. Her award winning children’s series and curriculum introduce stress management techniques through storytelling. Lori’s constant upbeat presence on Facebook and Twitter make her a real-time resource for anyone seeking practical advice for stress free living. For more information visit


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