Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft for kids? This Free Printable Turkey Handprint Poem Printable is adorable!

Kids make a handprint turkey on the poem printable and then add fun details to create a one of a kind Thanksgiving craft!

How to make a Handprint Turkey Craft with free poem printable

This Turkey Handprint Poem activity is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. It’s a fun keepsake for parents and grandparents.

Free Thanksgiving Handprint Poem from Preschoolers to Parents

free printable Turkey Handprint Poem craft with glue and markers

This free printable features an original Thanksgiving Turkey Handprint poem (written by me) that says:

I made this handprint turkey just for you,

I’m so very thankful for all you do.

And of course I want to say,

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving Day!

This Thanksgiving printable is perfect for creating a handprint turkey craft.

Turkey Handprint Craft Supplies

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For this Handprint Turkey Poem craft you will need the following items

Supplies for Handprint Turkey poem craft - free printable poem, washable kids paint, markers, school glue, googly eyes, paint brush
  • Free Printable Turkey Handprint Poem Printable (The free template is found at the end of this tutorial).
  • Washable Paint (You’ll need brown paint and 4 more vibrant colors)
  • Paintbrush
  • Water cup (to switch colors)
  • Markers (we used brown, orange and red)
  • Small Googly eyes (1 per child)
  • Elmer’s school glue
  • Optional: Plastic tablecloth to protect your work surface, paint smocks, baby wipes (to minimize the mess)

Turkey Handprint with Poem

Let’s get started on this Turkey Handprint Poem craft!

First, print out your Free Printable Turkey Handprint Poem Printable (found at the end of this tutorial).

Next, get your washable paint ready.

You will need to work fairly quickly in order to make a pretty handprint. The paint dries rather quickly on a child’s hand.

First, paint the child’s palm and thumb generously with brown washable paint. Wash your brush out in your water cup to add the next color.

1. paint2. child's hand being painted3. printing the child's hand on the page4. the completed handprint on the page

Next, paint each of the fingers a vibrant color (these will be the turkey’s feathers!) We chose to use rainbow colors – so we did red, orange, yellow and green.

Once the child’s hand is painted, go ahead and make a print. Press down their hand onto the center of the page.

Be careful not to let them move their fingers or you will get a smudged effect.

You can see my little helper thought this was pretty fun!

Once you have a handprint on the poem printable, allow it time to dry.

When the handprint is dry, you can have the child glue a googly eye to the turkey’s head. Then they can draw a small beak, legs, and a red gobbler onto their handprint turkey craft.

If you are working with toddlers, you might need to assist them with the details on the turkey.

Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey Poem craft - completed

And….that’s it! An easy Handprint Turkey craft!

These adorable Turkey Handprint Thanksgiving poems make a great keepsake or the perfect gift for grandparents.

I hope you enjoy this fun Thanksgiving Day craft idea!

Free Printable Turkey Handprint Poem Printable

Ready to make this cute turkey handprint Thanksgiving craft?  You can grab the free turkey handprint poem printable pages right now. 

There are two versions of this free printable cute little turkey poem.  

free turkey handprint poem printable for Thanksgiving craft

One is a full color version with a Thanksgiving themed border of leaves, pumpkins, and sunflowers and the poem on the lower portion of the page.  

The other free poem template is a blank sheet with just the poem on it.

This free handprint turkey poem is perfect for teachers, day cares, babysitters, parents, and others who are looking for a fun Thanksgiving handprint craft.

You can download both at the same time by clicking the black download button below.

Adorable Free printable Thanksgiving poem:

adorable free printable Thanksgiving poem - perfect for Handprint turkey crafts

Other ideas for this Printable:

  • You could draw a child’s handprints and have them color the little turkeys with crayons.
  • You might like to use this idea to make your own turkey handprint card by folding the paper top to bottom.
free turkey handprint poem for preschool

More Free Thanksgiving Printables 

Looking for more fun printables for Thanksgiving?  You can find lots of fun ideas here on my blog.  

​You’ll find some free Turkey coloring pages here.  These are perfect for kids of all ages and a great way to keep kids busy at your Thanksgiving gathering.

There’s a realistic looking Paper Turkey craft here.  Kids will love that the wing moves with the help of a paper fastener.  

Looking for an easy Thanksgiving craft for little ones?  This Easy Printable Thanksgiving Turkey Craft is super simple.  It’s the perfect turkey craft for younger kids who are learning use scissors.  What a fun way to practice those fine motor skills.  

You can find 4 Free Thanksgiving Dot to Dot pages here.  These are made for young kids in preschool and kindergarten.  Kids can connect the dotes to make a pilgrim hat, a pilgrim, a turkey and a piece of pumpkin pie.

There’s also some fun Color by Number Thanksgiving worksheets here.  These are perfect for your thanksgiving table for kids!

Plus you can find a big list of free Thanksgiving Printables here.  There’s crafts, games, and all kinds of fun Thanksgiving activities for kids. 

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Turkey Handprint Poem Free Printable