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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Turkey name template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the turkey template and enter the letters in your child’s name in each one of the feathers with 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.
Arrange the name feathers in a fan, then glue the turkey’s head to the 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!
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.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Books
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!
Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids
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!
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – What a fun pilgrim craft for kids to make for Thanksgiving! These cute little characters are great for pretending to be one of the first settlers in America. And they’re so easy to make! Just grab a brown paper lunch bag and follow the instructions.
Turkey Headband Craft – Give thanks this Turkey Day by donning a homemade turkey headband! This craft is perfect for kids of all ages and can be made from construction paper or kids can color in the black and white template.
Scarecrow Headband Craft – One of our favorites is the scarecrow headband craft. It’s so simple and easy that even the youngest child can do it, and it’s a great way to get into the fall spirit. All you need is some paper or cardstock, scissors, glue, and the free template.
Corn Craft For Kids – Corn is a wonderful subject for fall crafting with kids! This easy corn craft made from paper is a great way to help kids practice their scissor skills, and it’s also a fun opportunity to work on fine motor skills.
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
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 kindergarteners, preschoolers, and toddlers!
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
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
- Turkey name template
- Download the turkey template and enter the letters in your child's name in each one of the feathers with 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.
- Arrange the name feathers in a fan, then glue the turkey's head to the feathers.
- Optionally, take the completed name turkey and glue it to a piece of colored paper.