If there’s one thing that comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving, it’s got to be turkeys!
While we love Thanksgiving dinner, complete with a juicy turkey, we also love crafting and spending time together as a family.
This turkey headband craft is a perfect way to build new family memories, craft, and get in the Thanksgiving spirit.
We’re giving you a printable template to make this Thanksgiving turkey headband with your kids too! And if you don’t want to craft, you can also print out the black and white version and have the kids color their headband instead!
This is a simple activity toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten, and elementary aged children will love doing over the holiday season.
Also, be sure to check out all of our turkey activities for kids!
Turkey Craft For Preschool
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- Colored card stock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayons or markers (if using the coloring version)
- Turkey headband template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Glue the eyes in the center of the turkey’s head. Glue the turkey’s beak just below the eyes.
Place the snood just above the beak and glue in place.
Assemble the turkey feathers by fanning them out and gluing or taping them together.
Add the headband extenders to the headband base by taping them together, then form a circle and tape the ends together to finish the headband.
Place the turkey feathers inside the back of the Thanksgiving headband and tape it into place. We taped the feather to the inside bottom of the headband and to the outside back of the headband.
That’s it! This craft is the perfect accessory for your kids to wear this Thanksgiving! They’ll look so good wearing their new, colorful headband to any school holiday parties. This easy Thanksgiving craft would also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table setting!
Looking for some Thanksgiving fun and learning for your kids? Look no further than this Thanksgiving fun bundle! It’s packed with 79 pages of Thanksgiving-themed worksheets, do a dot printables, family activities, and more. This is the perfect way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving and help them learn all about this special holiday. So don’t wait – grab the Thanksgiving printables bundle today!
Thanksgiving Theme For Kids
Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to do a unit study on all things related to turkeys, scarecrows, and harvest! It’s a great opportunity for kids to get creative and learn about Thanksgiving traditions.
With so many Thanksgiving themed crafts, printables, and activities available, there’s no reason not to create a Thanksgiving unit study for your kids. With a little bit of planning, you can make Thanksgiving learning fun for everyone involved!
Thanksgiving Themed Children’s Books
Reading is our favorite way to introduce new themes! It’s not only engaging for kids, but it also helps them learn new words, practice listening, and develop a love of reading!
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
It’s no secret that kids love to craft. Whether it’s making paintings, paper crafts, or simply drawing, crafting is a great way for kids to express their creativity. But, there are also many benefits of crafting that parents may not be aware of.
For example, crafting can help to improve fine motor skills, promote problem-solving and spatial awareness, and boost self-esteem. In addition, crafting is a great way for kids to relax and de-stress.
So next time your child asks to do some crafts, say yes! Not only will they have fun, but they’ll also be getting some valuable benefits out of it.
Add in more fun and creativity by doing more Thanksgiving crafts! Check out some of our favorites below:
Handprint Turkey Craft – Anyone can be an artist with the right tools and a little bit of imagination. This cute turkey craft is perfect for kids who want to explore their creative side without making a mess. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue, and you’ll have a fun keepsake that parents will love.
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – What’s the best way to learn about pilgrims and Thanksgiving? With a puppet show, of course! This paper bag pilgrim puppet is the perfect craft for kids to make. It’s easy to do with the free printable template, and it’s a lot of fun too.
Plus, it’s a great way to teach kids about the history of Thanksgiving. So whether you’re looking for a puppet to put on a Thanksgiving play or just want a fun Thanksgiving craft for kids, this paper bag puppet is the perfect choice.
Corn Craft For Kids – Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and give thanks for all they have. It’s also a time for feasting, and what Thanksgiving feast would be complete without corn on the cob?
This easy corn craft is a great way for kids to get involved in holiday preparations. Just a few simple steps are all it takes to create these cute little cobs of corn. So round up the kids, break out the construction paper, and get ready to make some Thanksgiving magic!
Pumpkin Craft For Kids – Pumpkins are not just for jack-o-lanterns anymore! These versatile gourds can be used for so much more, like this adorable paper craft. Not only is it a fun activity for kids, but it’s also a great way to decorate the kids’ Thanksgiving table!
Kids Thanksgiving Activities
Start off by using these Thanksgiving pattern block mats. They’re a simple way to do some hands-on STEM learning and work on fine motor skills. Laminate them and reuse them year after year!
Another fun printable that kids love are these Thanksgiving color by number printables. They’ll help kids work on handwriting, number identification, and following directions.
These Thanksgiving I Spy printables are another engaging activity that is perfect for letting kids work on while dinner is being made!
Want to add a fun family activity? This fun Thanksgiving activity set is great for the whole family! Play Bingo, make a gratitude tree, color a Thanksgiving placemat, and more!
More Thanksgiving Fun
- This “Football. Turkey. Nap. Repeat” kid’s t-shirt is perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
- Keep the kids busy all day with this jumbo table-sized Thanksgiving coloring poster.
- Let the kids explore hands-on play with this fall play dough kit!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Crayons or markers (if using the coloring version)
- Turkey headband template (download form located at the end of this post)
- Download the turkey template, print and cut out the pieces.
- Glue the eyes in the center of the turkey's head. Glue the turkey's beak just below the eyes.
- Place the snood just above the beak and glue in place.
- Assemble the turkey feathers by fanning them out and gluing or taping them together.
- Add the headband extenders to the headband base by taping them together, then form a circle and tape the ends together to finish the headband.
- Place the turkey feathers inside the back of the headband and tape it into place. We taped the feather to the inside bottom of the headband and to the outside back of the headband.