Looking for a fun Thanksgiving activity for kids? This Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Printable is easy with the free template!
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner! With that in mind, today I’m sharing this super simple turkey craft for kids.
It’s perfect for preschoolers because they can practice their cutting skills with the simple feather design.
I love that this craft is a great way to practice fine motor skills, scissor skills, and of course pasting as well.
This craft could also be used as a Thankful Turkey craft – where kids write down what they are thankful for, if you like.
Alright, let’s get started on this fun Thanksgiving Preschool Turkey Craft.
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Supplies Needed For Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
For this Simple Thanksgiving Craft you will need the following items:
- Thanksgiving Turkey Craft Template – You can find this free turkey template at the end of this tutorial.
- Crayons – We love Crayola brand crayons – they are consistently high quality. (You could use colored pencils or markers if you like).
- Child Safe Blunt tip Scissors – we love the Fiskars brand scissors.
- Glue Stick – We used an Elmer’s Washable School Glue Stick. You could use white school glue if you wish.
- Optional: You might like to use a plastic tablecloth to cover your crafting area – to keep glue off your table etc.
Once you have your supplies, it’s time to make this fun turkey craft!
How to Make an Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft
First, print the Thanksgiving Turkey Template Printable onto white copy paper.
Provide your child with crayons. We love Crayola brand crayons the best!
You can give guidance, if you like, on what color the turkey’s body might be or what color the beak or turkey’s feathers could be. Or, you can let them use their favorite colors!
I often like to make the craft ahead of time to show my kids what it will look like. Alternately, you can show them a picture of what it will look like when it is finished.
This helps kids visualize how the craft will come together and what colors they would like to use for each piece.
Once the body and the feathers are colored, it’s time to cut.
Using blunt tip scissors, have your child cut out both the turkey’s body as well as the feathers.
For smaller children, you might like to separate the turkey body from the rectangle of turkey feathers to make it easier for them to cut.
Once the turkey and the feathers have been cut out, it’s time to glue!
Simply add a bit of glue to the end of each feather and attach it to the back of the turkey.
Continue to glue feathers on until the turkey is completed.
Super easy and so cute!
This cute turkey makes the perfect Thanksgiving craft for preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Other Options for This Turkey Craft
Here’s a few more ideas for this Easy Turkey Craft Template:
- You might like to number the feathers to have kids put them in order around the turkey.
- Older kids might enjoy shaping the feathers to make them more pointy.
- You could put letters on the turkey feathers – either ABC order or even a name!
- Laminate this turkey and make it into a centers game. You could add “recipe” cards to tell kids how many feathers to add to each turkey, etc.
Print the Free Thanksgiving Turkey Template
Ready to print out this Free Printable Thanksgiving Turkey PDF? It’s such a fun way to get kids excited about Thanksgiving day!
Click the black download button below.
Free Printable Turkey Template:
More Thanksgiving Activities for Kids
Looking for more fun Thanksgiving Activities for kids? You can find more ideas here on my blog.
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Want to save this Easy Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for later? Simply pin the image of this Fun Thanksgiving Craft to your Thanksgiving Activities board on Pinterest.