Make a Paper Bag Thanksgiving Book ~ Instructions and Free Printable Pages

Thanksgiving Paper Bag Book Collage with Text

Mini-Books From Lunch Sacks!

My daughter and I really enjoyed coloring these pages and making our little paper bag books. Although this is a very inexpensive project which requires only a few tools and materials, it is open to a wide range of creative possibilities!

We had so much fun with the Thanksgiving book, I hope to provide more themed printables for paper bag books in the future!  You can subscribe to this blog to receive notifications of my most recent posts.  Many more printables can be found on this site at this link.  This craft was partially inspired by the Pumpkin Life Cycle Lunch Bag Mini-Book on

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You Will Need:

  • Lunch-sized paper bags (2 per book)
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn, narrow ribbon, or string
  • Wider ribbon scraps
  • Computer printer (black and white)
  • Printer paper (white or colored)
  • Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
  • Glue stick
  • Stapler

For Preschoolers and Kindergarteners, I recommend using 2 lunch bags for a four-page book (to stay within their attention spans).  They can use the front and back of each page plus the pockets, so the kids will have plenty of space for their coloring pages.  You may want to make longer books with older kids.  Allowing kids to cut out their own little pages is great scissor-practice, but to save time, you can cut out the little printable pages ahead of time.

Scroll down for free printable PDF instructions and coloring pages!

Pictorial Overview Of The Paper Bag Book

Thanksgiving Book Ideas

We love to read!  Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving season books!

Free Printables

Just click on the thumbnail image to open and print!  If the PDF files do not look right in your browser, open the document in Adobe Reader first, then print.

Thanksgiving Paper Bag Book Printables

Terms of Use

These printables are provided at no cost for personal or classroom use. Print as many as you like! If you are linking to this blog post for a round-up type post on your blog, you are welcome to use the button image above in your post without contacting me for permission.

Restrictions: Please do not sell these documents or upload them to your web site or any other web site. If you would like to link to these printables, please link to this blog post and not the PDF files.

Copyright 2014 Kathryn Depew

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