Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be grateful for our family, friends, and all the good food! Get kids excited for the upcoming holiday with a festive craft!
This shape turkey craft will be a hit with your little turkeys and a great way for them to learn different shapes. They’ll create this cute paper craft by using circles, triangles, and rectangles to piece together their feathered friend.
If you’re hungry for more crafty learning, check out some preschool Thanksgiving crafts to keep the holiday fun going.
PreK Turkey Craft
Making this turkey isn’t just fun, it’s also a way to sneak in some learning. As kids snip and stick the pieces together, they’ll start to recognize shapes without even realizing it. Plus, gluing and cutting boosts those tiny hand muscles and fine motor skills.
For the littlest turkeys, we have a color, cut, and paste version that’s as easy as pie. This way there’s less pieces, so it’s a little easier for them to assemble than the craft version.
Download whichever template will suit your little turkey best, gather up the craft supplies, and make learning shapes fun this Thanksgiving!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes beneath both of the eyebrows.
Glue the snood in the middle of the face and a little to the side, then glue it in place. Take the beak and glue in below the eyes and covering the snood.
Next, take the turkey’s head and glue it to the top of the body.
Place the feet at the bottom of the turkey’s body and glue them down.
Finish up by fanning out and gluing the feathers to the back and top of the turkey’s head and body.
Be sure to check our many other animals crafts for kids! There are lots of fun choices for animal fans!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Looking for a cornucopia of fun filled Thanksgiving crafts and activities perfect for the holiday season? You’re in the right place.
These engaging crafts and educational activities will get them excited for the upcoming holiday while learning and having fun!
Thanksgiving Preschool Books
Children who are read to from an early age show better language skills, enhanced creativity, and improved cognitive function. Plus, it can help instill a lifelong love of learning and literature in your little one.
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 is a fantastic way for kids to learn and grow. As they create each project, they build skills, relieve stress, and spark their imagination.
Choose some (or all) of our Thanksgiving crafts listed below to do with the kids this holiday season. You’ll find that they’re a perfect blend of learning and fun, plus full of holiday spirit.
Turkey Handprint Craft for Kids – Your little ones’ handprints will make this cute turkey burst with color and personality! This fun and personalized craft is the perfect way to get kids in on the holiday fun and make a cute decoration!
Name Turkey Craft – Kids will love that their turkeys feature their own names! It’s a great activity for kids to do to reinforce how to spell their names and letter recognition with a cute and personalized craft!
Paper Plate Pilgrim Craft – Talk about all the things you’re grateful for when bringing this pilgrim to life! Kids can learn more about the pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving when they make this craft out of a plain old paper plate!
Handprint Pilgrim Craft – Keep those little hands busy this Thanksgiving with this cute handprint craft! This customizable pilgrim is a fun way to introduce kids to the story of the First Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Kids can give their brains a workout with these festive Thanksgiving pattern block mats! They’ll use their tangrams to solve the puzzles by placing the correct shape on the mat.
The mats are filled with colorful Thanksgiving illustrations like a turkey, pilgrim, pumpkins, and more to get kids in the holiday spirit. They’re great to use during quiet time or anytime you have a little down time.
These printable turkey worksheets for kids are a fun and festive way for them to practice their handwriting skills, recognizing the letter T, and learn more about the parts of a turkey.
They’ll first navigate their way through a letter maze by following the path of uppercase and lowercase Tt’s. They’ll then practice writing them with the help of the dotted lines, then label a turkey drawing.
Get your kids to discover the excitement of learning with these engaging Thanksgiving do a dot printables this fall.
They’re perfect for preschool to kindergarten children to learn letters, numbers, beginning sounds, shapes and more. Download the worksheets and kids will have a blast coloring in Thanksgiving themed dot coloring pages as well!
Your little math whizzes will have a blast with these pilgrim printables. These worksheets are the perfect way for kids to practice their handwriting by writing out number words and numbers.
They’ll also use simple math concepts as they count from 1 to 10 by filling in the tens frame with the pilgrims! These are great to use at home or in the classroom for kids to get some extra practice mastering math this Thanksgiving!
Looking for some Thanksgiving fun and learning for your kids? Look no further than this Thanksgiving fun bundle! It’s packed with 79 pages of Thanksgiving-themed worksheets, do a dot printables, family activities, and more.
This is the perfect way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving and help them learn all about this special holiday. So don’t wait – grab the Thanksgiving printables bundle today!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes beneath both of the eyebrows.
- Glue the snood in the middle of the face and a little to the side, then glue it in place.
- Take the beak and glue in below the eyes and covering the snood.
- Next, take the turkey's head and glue it to the top of the body.
- Place the feet at the bottom of the turkey's body and glue them down.
- Finish up by fanning out and gluing the feathers to the back and top of the turkey's head and body.