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Name Turkey Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s Thanksgiving and we want to help your kids learn to spell their names!

What better way than with this name turkey craft?

This simple Thanksgiving craft can be made at home or in the classroom and is very easy to create.

On top of helping them write their names, it also helps with fine motor and scissor skills.

Download the free template and get started this November.

If you want more ideas, be sure to check out all of our turkey activities for kids.

Printable Name Craft

name turkey craft image collage with the words turkey name craft

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Turkey name template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the turkey template and enter the letters in your child’s name in each one of the feathers with Adobe Reader.

turkey name craft feathers in Adobe Reader

If you want to have your child write in their own name, print out the blank feathers page.

Cut out the feathers.

If you’re using the color in turkey version, let your child color it in with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Cut out the turkey body.

hand holding name turkey template

Arrange the name feathers in a fan, then glue the turkey’s head to the feathers.

hand arranging turkey name feathers
hand gluing turkey body to feathers

Optionally, take the completed name turkey and glue it to a piece of colored paper.

That’s it! It’s a super easy and educational Thanksgiving craft for kids!

hand holding name turkey craft

Thanksgiving Unit For Kids

Don’t let the fun and learning stop here! Create an entire Thanksgiving unit around this turkey craft. Read on below for some ideas to get you started.

Reading aloud to children is so great for them! It helps kids build their vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills. They will also feel excited about learning and be curious about the world around them!

Because of these reasons and more, we recommend starting each new unit studies with books.

Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!

Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!

How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!

Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!

2 name turkey crafts

Crafting with kids is another great activity for kids because it helps improve fine motor skills, exercises the creative mind, and helps relieve stress.

Kids can also learn to use scissors properly and it’s also able to help them develop patience and focus.

Try out some more Thanksgiving crafts with some of our favorites we’ve listed below!

Download these free printable turkey coloring pages for kids. These are great to have on hand during Thanksgiving so you can keep your little ones occupied while cooking or waiting at the table. They’re perfect for kindergartners, preschoolers, and toddlers!

hand holding name turkey craft

Break out this fall play dough kit to let the kids have some sensory play. It’s great for quiet time or when the kids need less screen time!

Thanksgiving is coming up and these Thanksgiving do a dot printables are a simple way to help kids have fun and learn at the same time. Practice letter recognition, visual discrimination skills, beginning sounds, and so much more!

These Thanksgiving I Spy printables are a perfect way to keep the kids entertained while you do your food prep for the big day! They’re also great for use in the classroom.

More Thanksgiving Ideas

hand holding name turkey craft

Name Turkey Craft For Kids

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Try out this name turkey craft that's great for young children to do this Thanksgiving!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Turkey name template

Instructions

  1. Download the turkey template and enter the letters in your child's name in each one of the feathers with Adobe Reader.
  2. If you want to have your child write in their own name, print out the blank feathers page.
  3. Cut out the feathers.
  4. If you're using the color in turkey version, let your child color it in with crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Cut out the turkey body.
  5. Arrange the name feathers in a fan, then glue the turkey's head to the feathers.
  6. Optionally, take the completed name turkey and glue it to a piece of colored paper.

Turkey Name Template

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