Once the leaves start to change color, you know that fall is on its way. And while the cooler weather is a welcome relief after a long summer, it can also mean more time spent indoors for kids.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your little ones occupied this fall, we’ve got a fun Halloween or Thanksgiving craft – this pumpkin turkey craft!
Whether you’re looking for a clever disguise a pumpkin craft or you want a perfectly fall Thanksgiving craft, this one does it all!
It’s great for younger kids who can’t carve pumpkins because it’s made out of paper and we have a printable template for you to use.
Download it and make it today! Plus, check out all of our pumpkin crafts for kids for more ideas.
Disguise A Pumpkin Idea
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey pumpkin template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin making the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of one side of the beak. Set this aside.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin.
Next, take the snood/beak combo and glue it in the middle of the eyes, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
Place the stem at the top, middle of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.
Finish up the turkey by gluing the feathers to the top and back of the pumpkin.
Now your child has a cute turkey craft they’ll love showing off!
Fall Ideas For Kids
As the leaves begin to turn and the air grows crisp, it’s time to start thinking about fun fall crafts, activities, books, and more. This is a great time of year to expand your child’s or student’s horizons with new experiences.
And what better way to do that than with a mini theme around fall crafts, activities, books, and more? Below we’ve got some great ideas to get you started!
Fall Children’s Books
Reading aloud to kids is such a fantastic way to start a mini theme! Reading can help children develop language skills, improve literacy rates, and promote a love of reading.
In addition, reading aloud can be a calming activity that helps kids wind down at the end of the day. Whether you’re a parent or teacher, we hope you’ll consider picking up a few fall books to read aloud with the kids in your life. You’ll be creating memories that will last a lifetime!
Try out some of these popular fall books:
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Leaf: The mischievous old lady swallowed a handful of leaves! Her tummy started to rumble. So she swallowed some more items. Then even more. But as her stomach grew full, the leaves began to poke out through her mouth… when suddenly – poofffff! – it turned into a scarecrow!
Pete The Cat Falling For Autumn: Pete is not a fan of fall. But he decides to do some detective work and finds out that there are lots of things about this season he loves, like corn mazes, hayrides, wearing scarves, and apple picking! This story helps kids learn that even though they might not love every season of the year, there are still good parts to each one.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt: The seasons are changing, the days getting are shorter, and children everywhere are starting to make plans for their favorite outdoor adventures – and what could be more fun than a Leaf Hunt?!
Kids’ Crafts For Fall
Crafting is great for kids! It can help children learn new skills, be creative, and have fun. It can also help them develop a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-esteem!
If your kids have more time on their hands, have them make some (or all) of these fun fall projects:
Candy Corn Craft – Halloween is a time for candy and fun! And what could be more fun than making your own candy corn paper craft? This simple and easy project is great for young kids.
Paper Plate Spookley The Square Pumpkin Craft – Isn’t Spookley such a sweet little pumpkin? This paper plate Spookley craft is perfect for kids to make. It’s so simple and easy, and it’s such a fun way to get into the Halloween spirit.
Name Turkey Craft – What a fun way for kids to learn how to spell their names! This turkey craft comes with an editable template, so you can create a personalized version for each child.
Turkey Headband Craft – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start getting crafty! This year, why not help your little ones make their own turkey headbands? It’s a fun and easy project that’s perfect for kids of all ages. Best of all, you can use colored paper or have them color in a black and white version if crafting is too difficult.
Fall Kids’ Activities
Want an easy way to get your little ones into the fall spirit? Then try these fall color by sight word worksheets? Not only are they fun for kids, but they’re also educational. Your children will love finding all of the sight words in each picture, and you’ll love watching their confidence grow as they master each one.
Halloween is a fun time for kids, and these Halloween do a dot printables are a great way to keep them busy. They’ll love practicing their fine motor skills, letter and number recognition, counting, and more. And you’ll love that they’re entertained and learning at the same time. Simply print out the printables and let your little ones begin.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start getting into the festive spirit! One fun way to do this is with these adorable turkey worksheets for kids. Not only are they a great way to help kids practice scissor skills, handwriting, and letter recognition, but they’re also lots of fun to do!
More Fall Fun
- Get your kids this “Cute As Pie” t-shirt for Thanksgiving.
- This Halloween playdough kit is a great way for kids to have a hands-on exploratory play!
- Add a festive touch to your home with this fall tiered tray decor!
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More Fall Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey pumpkin template
- Download the turkey pumpkin template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin making the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of one side of the beak. Set this aside.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the pumpkin.
- Next, take the snood/beak combo and glue it in the middle of the eyes, slightly overlapping the bottom of the eyes.
- Place the stem at the top, middle of the pumpkin and glue it to the back.
- Finish up the turkey by gluing the feathers to the top and back of the pumpkin.