Thanksgiving is a holiday to celebrate the harvest and give thanks.
This year, kids can have fun with this turkey craftivity while they reflect on all the things they’re grateful for! The kids will work on their fine motor skills, thinking skills, handwriting skills as well as scissor skills.
It’s a great activity to do in the classroom or for homeschoolers!
With just a few simple materials, your kids will be able to create a special Thanksgiving keepsake.
It’s always important for kids to have an outlet where they can use their creativity so why not start with this turkey craftivity?!
Also, be sure to look through all of our turkey activities for kids for even more Thanksgiving ideas!
Turkey Project For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Turkey craftivity template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey craftivity, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin to create the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of the beak. Then take this piece and glue it in the middle of the turkey’s head.
Glue the eyes one on each side of the beak.
Place the turkey’s head onto the feathers so that it hangs off the bottom about an inch.
Take a blank 8.5″x11″ piece of brown paper and glue the writing prompt to the middle of it.
Position the head/feather combo to the top of the 8.5″x11″ paper and glue it in place.
Next, glue the wings on both sides of the 8.5″x11″ paper, at the top.
Create the legs by folding the leg (but not the foot) back and forth to create an accordion style. Glue the legs to the back and bottom of the 8.5″x11″ paper.
That’s it! Now, just let your child write in their response! We love how this project is a simple and educational Thanksgiving craft for kids.
Thanksgiving Unit For Kids
Do you want to have even more Thanksgiving fun? Of course, right?! Then let’s outline a Thanksgiving unit study for the kids to do even more Thanksgiving activities. Below are some of our favorite ideas.
Reading out loud to kids is so beneficial for their development. It encourages children to be curious and imaginative, can improve their attention span and listening skills, and can improve their vocabulary too!
Because of these reasons, we suggest starting 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!
Crafting with kids is a great activity because it helps them practice their scissors skills and learn to follow directions. It also helps them develop patience and focus, and so much more! Add in some more projects with some of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts below:
Thanksgiving is here, and it’s time to get your learning on! These Thanksgiving do a dot printables will help your kids work on fine motor skills. From counting to letter recognition, these worksheets are a great way for kids to learn.
Turkey Day is almost here and it’s time to start planning your family traditions. These fun, easy turkey coloring pages are perfect for celebrating the day or as a class activity. Enjoy this free download with your kids or students.
This fall play dough kit is perfect for kids who enjoy getting their hands messy and making things with their own two hands! It’s also great for open-ended exploration of all kinds of textures and materials while teaching pre-literacy skills.
Kids are always looking for new ways to learn. One of the things they love is working with patterns and shapes. These Thanksgiving pattern block mats help kids learn how to identify different shapes, as well as build a more advanced understanding of math concepts like symmetry and tessellation!
This Thanksgiving, give your kids a fun way to celebrate the holiday with these Thanksgiving color by number printables. They’ll have so much fun learning how to identify colors and numbers while they create festive Thanksgiving artwork. This is an activity that’s great for young children of all ages!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Turkey craftivity template
- Download the turkey craftivity, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin to create the turkey by gluing the snood to the back of the beak. Then take this piece and glue it in the middle of the turkey's head.
- Glue the eyes one on each side of the beak.
- Place the turkey's head onto the feathers so that it hangs off the bottom about an inch.
- Take a blank 8.5"x11" piece of brown paper and glue the writing prompt to the middle of it.
- Position the head/feather combo to the top of the 8.5"x11" paper and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the wings on both sides of the 8.5"x11" paper, at the top.
- Create the legs by folding the leg (but not the foot) back and forth to create an accordion style. Glue the legs to the back and bottom of the 8.5"x11" paper.