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Printable Turkey Craft For Kids [Freebie]

Thanksgiving is a fun time to celebrate with family and friends.

This year, kids can have their own fun activities to do during the holiday too!

This printable turkey craft is a great kids’ activity because they can color it in, cut out the pieces and glue them together to make a fun keepsake.

This is a simple Thanksgiving craft kids can do for the holiday with parents or grandparents.

Print out the craft template and let kids go at it! It’s a simple craft that helps children develop fine motor skills as they cut, glue, and color in the pieces of the turkey.

Once kids are done cutting out all the pieces from the template, hand them some glue so they can create an entire flock of turkeys for your table this Thanksgiving!

Also, be sure to look through all of our turkey activities for kids for even more holiday ideas.

Easy Turkey Craft

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Supplies

  • Colored cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Crayons or markers (if using the color in version)
  • Turkey 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 print it out.

hand holding printable turkey craft template

If you are using the black and white version, let your kids color them in with crayons or markers. Cut out all of the pieces.

For the black and white version, simply glue the wings to the back of the turkey’s body, then glue the feet to the back and bottom of the turkey’s body. That’s it!

For the full color version, follow the steps below.

First, glue the snood to the back of the beak. Now glue them to the middle of the turkey’s head, slightly lower than halfway down the head.

hand gluing snood to beak of printable turkey craft
hand gluing beak and snood to turkey printable craft

Next, take the eyes and glue them on either side of the beak.

hand gluing eyes to turkey printable craft

Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place.

hand gluing belly to turkey printable craft

Create the turkey’s wings by gluing the inner feathers to the outer feathers.

hand gluing inner feather to outer feathers of printable turkey craft

Finish up by gluing the wings to the back of the turkey head and body.

hand gluing feathers to turkey printable craft

Position the feet at the bottom of the body and glue them to the back of the turkey.

hand gluing feet to turkey printable craft

Now your child is done! Isn’t this such a cute Thanksgiving craft for kids?

printable turkey craft

Thanksgiving Unit For Kids

Don’t let this special holiday time end early – create an entire Thanksgiving unit study around this turkey craft! Read on below for our favorite ideas to get you started.

Reading aloud to children is great! It helps them with their reading skills and improves their vocabulary. It can also help kids develop a love for reading and improve many other skills!

Because of these reasons, we always suggest starting a new unit 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 printable turkey crafts

Crafting with kids is a great activity because it helps them with fine motor skills, exercises creativity, and is fun! Add in some more Thanksgiving themed crafts with our favorites below:

Get your kids excited about Thanksgiving with these fun Thanksgiving do a dot printables. They are perfect to use at home or in the classroom, and they help children work on fine motor skills, counting, letter recognition, visual discrimination.

hand holding printable turkey craft

Fall is a great time of year for open-ended play and exploration with this fall themed play dough kit. Everything your kiddo needs for Thanksgiving fun is loaded in this fun kit!

Introduce your kids to shapes and patterns with these Thanksgiving pattern block mats. It’s fun, easy to set up, and is perfect for young kids!

These turkey coloring pages are a fun, no-prep activity that’s great to add to the kids’ Thanksgiving table.

If your want a fun family or classroom activity, try out this printable pin the beak on the turkey game!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with these Thanksgiving color by number printables! Use your favorite markers and get ready to have fun.

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Thanksgiving Ideas

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Printable Turkey Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make this adorable turkey craft with your little ones this fall season!

Materials

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

Instructions

  1. Download the turkey template and print it out.
  2. If you are using the black and white version, let your kids color them in with crayons or markers. Cut out all of the pieces.
  3. For the black and white version, simply glue the wings to the back of the turkey's body, then glue the feet to the back and bottom of the turkey's body. That's it!
  4. For the full color version, follow the steps below.
  5. First, glue the snood to the back of the beak. Now glue them to the middle of the turkey's head, slightly lower than halfway down the head.
  6. Next, take the eyes and glue them on either side of the beak.
  7. Place the belly in the middle of the body and glue it in place.
  8. Position the feet at the bottom of the body and glue them to the back of the turkey.
  9. Create the turkey's wings by gluing the inner feathers to the outer feathers.
  10. Finish up by gluing the wings to the back of the turkey head and body.

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