Thanksgiving is a time of year that kids look forward to because it means even more activities kids can enjoy.
From pumpkin patches to Thanksgiving parades, kids have lots of things to look forward to!
If you need a last-minute activity or just another fun idea to add to your list, kids will love using these turkey coloring pages.
Kids can use any medium to color their turkey picture – crayons, markers, pencils – kids’ choice!
Once they finish, have them hang them near the dinner table for everyone to admire.
For even more ideas, be sure to look through all of our turkey activities for kids.
Turkey Pictures To Color
Inside this turkey coloring page set, we’ve included 4 sheets with the following images:
- Turkey with pilgrim hat
- Turkey with pilgrim bonnet
- Turkey with feather headband
- Turkey head with the words “Gobble ’till you Wobble”
We think the kids will love coloring in these cute turkeys!
Benefits Of Coloring For Children
Coloring is one of those activities kids love, but it also helps them develop skills in many areas: motor skills, creativity, and even language development!
There’s a lot more to coloring than meets the eye – so read on to learn all about it!
How does coloring help kids with their motor skills? Kids who color use lots of different muscles as they hold the crayon or pencil. They work on fine motor control as well as gross movements like using their arm or hand.
As kids color, they can strengthen these muscles by paying attention to how hard they press on the paper, as well as what body part they’re using to hold and move the crayon or pencil.
How does coloring help kids with creativity? Coloring goes beyond kids just drawing anything and everything – it encourages kids to be creative! As kids color, they can think about how they want their picture to look, how they can mix different colors together in order to get the perfect shade, and how they want their picture to go from light colors at the top of the page down to dark colors at the bottom.
Every child is able to use these skills when they color – it’s just a matter of kids learning what tools are available to them, exploring their options, and then choosing the best one!
How does coloring help kids with language development? Kids use lots of words to talk about colors. When kids are deciding which crayon or pencil they want to use, they’re making all kinds of decisions based on what color it is!
They’ll say things like, “This one is too green!” or, “I want a darker red – I’m going to use this one.” They can even start learning other words for colors as they color – kids might choose the word ‘indigo’ over the word ‘blue,’ for example. Coloring is a fun way kids can practice their language skills!
Thanksgiving Unit For Kids
Reading aloud to children is great for their development. It helps them learn things like vocabulary and critical thinking. They also get better at listening and thinking about things, as well as remembering words.
For these reasons and more, we recommend starting every new theme 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!
Reading and crafting with kids has many benefits for their development. It helps them work on fine motor skills, exercise creativity, and is a great way to relieve stress. It also helps kids learn to use scissors properly and follow directions which boosts their confidence, so why not add in lots of fun Thanksgiving crafts!
Need some last-minute activities for your little ones? These Thanksgiving do a dot printables are the perfect activity to work on letter recognition, counting, and beginning sounds. Print them out, grab some dot markers and get ready to have fun!
Get your kids in the mood for Thanksgiving with these Thanksgiving I spy printables. They’ll have a blast looking through the pages and finding objects while practicing visual discrimination, counting skills, and following directions. No prep necessary!
These Thanksgiving pattern block mats are a great way to introduce math concepts like shapes and patterns with an easy-to-follow activity that is sure to get them excited about the holiday season!
Kids love this fall playdough kit! It’s great for open-ended play and it comes with lots of little trinkets to use. The best part is that the fall colors are perfect for any time of year, not just Thanksgiving!