Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, reflection, and gathering with loved ones. Get kids engaged in the holiday and thinking about what they’re grateful for, too!
They can create a craft project that’s as fun as it is meaningful with this turkey card craft. On the inside of the card, kids can write what they’re thankful for or even send a loved one a holiday greeting!
It can serve as a festive decoration for either themselves or the recipient if they give the card to someone. Either way, it’ll be a great addition to the holiday festivities.
Explore more turkey activities that will get your kids’ creative feathers fluffed!
Paper Turkey Craft
To get started on this cute craft, you’ll need just a few simple supplies, including some colorful paper, glue, scissors, and our free turkey card template. Kids will love bringing their turkeys to life while also getting the chance to work on fine motor skills, scissor skills, and handwriting at the same time.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey card 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. Fold the card base in half along the dashed line, the cut it out, leaving the top part uncut.
Begin by gluing the eyes just below the eyebrows.
Next, glue the turkey body to the front and bottom of the head.
Glue the snood just below the eyes, on the body piece.
Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
Next, glue the wings on both sides of the body.
Attach the body to the middle of the feathers using glue.
Finish up by letting the kids write a special message on the inside!
This is an easy, sweet, and enjoyable Thanksgiving craft that kids can create and gift to someone special this November!
Kids Thanksgiving Ideas
November is the perfect time to engage your children in creativity, learning, and festive fun. We’ll share with you a variety of holiday books, crafts, and educational activities that will keep kids entertained and eager to learn all month long.
Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving and make this holiday season extra special for your little ones with a cornucopia of ideas. Ensure November is filled with learning, curiosity, and cherished memories!
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 Kindergarten Crafts
Turkey Headband Craft – Kids will gobble with excitement when they do this fun craft! They can choose between a craft version or a black and white version to color in themselves. This creative activity is a festive way to add some fun to the holiday.
Name Turkey Craft – Gobble up some creative fun with this adorable craft. This craft is a fun way for kids to practice spelling their names while making a personalized Thanksgiving decoration. Plus, the editable PDF makes preparing the craft a breeze!
Thankful Turkey Craft – Kids can reflect on what they’re grateful for with this craft that recycles an old oatmeal container! Each tail feather of the turkey has what they’re thankful for written on it. Gather your crafting supplies and prepare for a fun crafting time with the kiddos.
Torn Paper Acorn Craft – Make this craft for some fall fun! This is a great fall craft that will have kids working on fine motor skills with each tear they make. They’ll have a blast creating their own autumn masterpiece.
Kindergarten Thanksgiving Activities
Feast on both fun and learning with these turkey do a dot printables! These engaging activities are a fantastic way to keep your little ones entertained throughout the holiday.
Whether it’s a pre-dinner activity or a quiet classroom session, these printables are an ideal choice for enhancing counting, fine motor, and letter recognition skills. Kids will love completing these various festive pages this Thanksgiving!
Looking for a no-prep, holiday activity to keep your kids engaged and excited for Turkey Day? Then you’ll want to download these adorable turkey coloring pages! Coloring is an excellent way for children to develop their motor skills and express their creativity, so don’t miss out on this free printable set.
These pages feature four delightful turkey designs that your kids will enjoy coloring and proudly display this Thanksgiving.
These turkey connect the dots printables are an engaging activity kids will love to do this Thanksgiving! They’ll reveal three turkeys as they connect the dots using numbers 1-20 and letters A-I.
As they complete each picture, children enhance their counting and letter recognition skills while refining their fine motor abilities. The fun doesn’t stop there – once the turkeys take shape, your little artists can color them in, creating adorable Thanksgiving artwork to proudly display.
Read the heartwarming story of A Turkey for Thanksgiving then use this book companion A Turkey for Thanksgiving activities! After enjoying this holiday read-aloud about a turkey’s Thanksgiving adventure, your preschoolers can extend the fun with five engaging activities.
They can trace the path from Mr. Moose to Mrs. Moose and bring the characters to life with colors, identify big and small turkeys, match animals, design their own sign, and go on a sight word hunt featuring nine words from the story.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey card template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need. Take the card base and fold it in half along the dashed lines. Cut it out, leaving the top part uncut.
- Begin by gluing the eyes just below the eyebrows.
- Next, glue the turkey body to the front and bottom of the head.
- Glue the snood to the top of the body piece.
- Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
- Next, glue the wings on both sides of the body.
- Attach the body to the middle of the feathers using glue.
- Finish up by letting the kids write a special message on the inside!