Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all that we have. Thanksgiving is also a time kids look forward to!
It’s a time to be with family, eat delicious food, and celebrate with gratitude. And of course, there’s turkey everything!
This year, give them a fun activity to do with these turkey connect the dots printables! The kids will have a blast connecting all of these little turkeys together!
It’s a great way to work on their fine motor skills as they try to go from dot to dot.
They’ll be able to practice their counting as well, as they make sure each line goes from 1-20 without skipping any numbers in between!
Download them and set them out on the Thanksgiving table or do them in the classroom this November. Also, be sure to check out all of our fun turkey activities for kids!
Turkey Dot To Dots
Inside this freebie, we’ve included 3 connect the dots printables which include:
- Sideview of turkey
- Turkey dinner on a platter
- Headon view of a turkey
We tried to give a little bit of variety of difficulty so they can challenge a few age groups.
On the side view turkey printable, kids will connect the head with the numbers 1-11. On the other side of the neck, kids will connect by going from letters a-i.
The turkey dinner printable is easy to follow but counts from number 1 through 20.
For the last printable, kids will draw on the turkey’s face by connecting the dots from numbers 1 through 15.
After the kids are done completing the pictures, have them color in the turkeys to create a unique and fun piece of art!
Thanksgiving Unit For Kids
Want to create an entire unit study around these turkey printables? If so, keep reading below. We have some easy ideas to get you started.
Children’s Thanksgiving Books
Reading aloud to children is great because it helps them learn so many things. It fosters a love of books and builds their communication skills. Reading aloud builds an engaged reader who possesses problem-solving and critical thinking skills and improves attention span, listening skills, and curiosity about learning.
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 Kids’ Crafts
Crafting with kids is great for their development because it helps them with their fine motor skills, exercises creativity, and is fun for stress relief.
It also helps kids learn how to use scissors properly, learn to follow directions, develop patience, and focus. Add in some more crafts with these Thanksgiving ideas:
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – This pilgrim craft is the perfect activity for kids to do while they’re counting their blessings. And what’s not to love about a cute paper bag pilgrim? They’re easy to make, and they can be used for putting on Thanksgiving puppet show!
Turkey Headband Craft – This Thanksgiving, let your little ones get in on the fun with this easy turkey headband craft. They can make it from paper or print out the black and white version and color in instead.
Paper Plate Scarecrow Craft – This cute project is perfect for kids of all ages and can be completed in just a few simple steps. Plus, it provides plenty of opportunities for creative expression.
Corn Craft For Preschoolers – Have a young crafter at home? Then this corn craft is perfect for them! There are two different skills levels so it’s a great idea for Thanksgiving Day!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Work on letter recognition and counting with these Thanksgiving do a dot printables. This is an interactive way to get your little one excited for the holiday season while practicing important skills like early literacy. These activities are designed specifically for preschoolers and kindergarten children.
Are you looking for a fun activity your kids will love to do? These Thanksgiving I spy printables are perfect for kindergarten and preschool kids. These activities help with visual discrimination and counting skills, plus they’re easy! No prep needed- simply download the PDF, print it, and you’re done!
Kids can use these Thanksgiving pattern block mats to learn about shapes, patterns, and colors. They’re a great way to start the day with some fun and learning!
This fall play dough kit is perfect for Thanksgiving! The set includes a variety of fall trinkets to add to your play dough. It’s also great for open-ended play with kids because it promotes creativity and imagination while developing fine motor skills too.
- These coloring page Thanksgiving placemats are great for the kids’ table.
- Kids will look so cute wearing this turkey t-shirt!
- Get each of the kids these personalized Thanksgiving cups!