Get the kids excited and add an extra dose of fun to the upcoming Thanksgiving celebrations with a fun craft!
Your little turkeys will have a blast making this torn paper turkey craft! It’s a fun project that comes together by tearing colorful paper and gluing it onto the free template we provide.
This craft is an excellent opportunity for kids to hone their fine motor skills. Tearing and gluing the paper bits in just the right places requires precision, hand-eye coordination, and patience. Plus, it’s a great way to keep little hands busy and engaged in making a cute holiday decoration!
This cute turkey craft is just the beginning of the holiday crafts we have in store for you. Be sure to explore our collection of turkey activities for kids, where learning and fun go hand in hand.
Ripped Paper Turkey Craft Idea
Ready to get started? It’s as easy as pie! Simply download and print the template, gather some basic crafting supplies, and let the holiday crafting fun begin.
- 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.
Spread glue over a small section of the middle part of the turkey background paper.
Use the lighter brown pieces of paper to fill in the entire middle part of the turkey.
Next, glue the orange small pieces all over the turkey feathers until it is completely filled.
Glue the eyes to the middle and top of the turkey’s head.
Position the snood below the eyes and use glue to attach it.
Take the beak and glue it below the eyes covering the snood.
Attach the wings on both sides of the body.
Next, glue the legs to the bottom part of the body
Position the hat on the top of the turkey’s head and glue it down.
Finish up by decorating the hat by gluing the buckle to the middle and bottom of the hat.
Make sure to explore all of our favorite turkey disguise projects for your kiddos while you’re here! We’re sure they’ll love them.
Thanksgiving Theme Ideas
Sprinkle some extra fun into your kid’s day this holiday season! We’ve cooked up a delightful blend of books, crafts, and activities that will make your kids’ Thanksgiving celebration memorable.
Keep those little minds engaged and curious during this special time of year with some of our favorite Thanksgiving themed ideas. Keep reading below to uncover a cornucopia of ideas that your kids will absolutely gobble up!
Thanksgiving Children’s 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 Easy Crafts
Paper Plate Turkey Craft – Transform a simple paper plate into a colorful, feathered friend! Kids will use paint, colorful paper, scissors, and our free template to craft their own adorable turkey. Ruffle their creative feathers with this fun project!
Paper Bag Turkey Craft – Turn a brown paper bag into a colorful turkey puppet! Our step-by-step guide and instructional video make it super easy, whether you’re crafting at home or in the classroom. Watch as your turkey puppet comes to life with just a few simple steps!
Scarecrow Headband Craft – Bring a touch of autumn charm to your day with this adorable headband! There’s two versions of this craft to choose from depending on your child’s skill level. Your kiddos are about to become the most adorable scarecrows around!
Paper Pilgrim Craft – This project introduces kids to history in a fun, hands-on way, as they bring the past to life through a festive paper craft. This boy and girl pilgrim craft is a great way to tell kids the story of the First Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Activities Worksheets
These fun and festive pumpkin worksheets are a great way to get kids excited for fall. Included are three engaging printables, including a “P is for Pumpkin” letter maze, a pumpkin pattern worksheet, and a P handwriting page.
They are fun and offer an educational boost to help kids with fine motor skills, letter recognition, patterns, and more. Whether it’s a rainy day activity or an opportunity to sneak in some extra learning, these free printables will be a hit.
For the perfect way to add a festive twist to your celebrations, download these Thanksgiving color by number printables! They are a fun and festive, no-prep activity that promises heaps of fun while secretly enhancing fine motor skills and number recognition.
Included are six pages that kids will have a blast coloring their way to holiday cheer. Whether it’s during the school break or in a classroom setting, these printables are a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving festivities.
These turkey do a dot printables are loads of fun and a simple way to infuse learning into Thanksgiving celebrations. This set complete with a dot marker turkey, a dot marker letter T page, fine motor practice dot page, and a dot marker counting page is perfect for preschool and kindergarten-aged children.
As kids color with their dot markers, they’ll simultaneously work on counting, fine motor skills, letter T recognition, and more.
This engaging T is for turkey letter find is designed to make letter identification a breeze for your kiddo! It’ll help them distinguish between uppercase and lowercase letters quickly and easily.
By navigating through a mix of letters and images, kids will search for the letter ‘Tt’s among the crowd of surrounding letters. This printable is a fantastic stepping stone for more advanced letter learning.
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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.
- Spread glue over a small section of the middle part of the turkey background paper.
- Use the lighter brown pieces of paper to fill in the entire middle part of the turkey.
- Next, glue the orange small pieces all over the turkey feathers until it is completely filled.
- Glue the eyes to the middle and top of the turkey.
- Position the snood below the eyes and use glue to attach it.
- Take the beak and glue it below the eyes covering the snood.
- Attach the wings on both sides of the body.
- Next, glue the legs to the bottom part of the body
- Position the hat on the top of the turkey’s head and glue it down.
- Finish up by gluing the hat buckle to the middle and bottom of the hat.