If you’re a parent, you know that keeping the little ones engaged and entertained is key during the holidays. That’s where our adorable turkey photo craft comes in!
This Thanksgiving, we have a fun and creative project that your little turkeys can put their own face on to make it uniquely theirs! It’s a fun and personal way to add some festive flair to their Thanksgiving decorations while creating a precious keepsake.
And, to make this holiday season even more special, be sure to explore more of our photo crafts for kids that’ll keep the fun and festivity going all month long!
Kids Turkey Photo Craft
This turkey craft is a wonderful way to capture the spirit of the holiday season, plus it’s easy to get started. You’ll need just a few basic supplies, along with our free template. Don’t forget to have a recent photo of your little one’s smiling face, too!
- Photo of your kid
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey 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 you need.
Begin by gluing the photo of your child to the turkey’s head.
Glue the snood to your child’s photo, positioning it just below the eyes.
Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
Attach the belly to the middle and bottom of the body.
Attach the body to the middle of the feathers using glue.
Create the legs by folding the leg (but not the foot) back and forth to create an accordion style.
Finish up by gluing the legs to the back and bottom of the body.
Thats it! It’s easy and simple to make. Now your child will enjoy creating their own turkey creature. Be sure to check out some of our other favorite Thanksgiving crafts for your kids while you’re here!
Ideas for Thanksgiving
Looking for exciting ways to keep your kids engaged and learning this Thanksgiving season? We’ve got you covered with a cornucopia of craft and educational activity ideas that will ignite their creativity and provide a way to have fun learning.
From hands-on crafts to interactive learning, there’s something for kids of all ages and interests. So, read on below for some ideas that will get your little ones eager to create and learn. Don’t forget to save the ones your kids will love!
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!
Simple Thanksgiving Crafts
Gingerbread Man Turkey – We’re on a mission to save Mr. Turkey from the farmer! Join the family fun and help him go undercover as a gingerbread man! With this sweet disguise, he’ll escape being Thanksgiving dinner, so let’s keep the turkey safe and have a blast doing it!
Paper Plate Pilgrim Craft – Use an everyday paper plate to paint and craft a pilgrim while also discovering their history. It’s the perfect time to discuss gratitude and bring holiday cheer to your home!
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – Are you ready to transform a simple paper pumpkin into the cutest turkey ever? With a dash of creativity, a few supplies, and our free template, your kids will bring this adorable pumpkin turkey to life.
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim – This craft is super easy with our free template, and you can choose to craft the pilgrims or let your little ones color it in. These adorable pilgrims can double as fantastic decorations for your Thanksgiving table!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kindergarten
Let’s make learning turkey-tastic with these engaging turkey worksheets! Packed with educational fun, these printables help kids explore the letter T, enhance their handwriting skills, and learn about a turkey. Ideal for both home and classroom settings, children will learn while having a blast.
In this freebie set, you’ll find three worksheets, including a label a turkey printable, T is for turkey handwriting practice, and a Tt letter maze. Best of all, there’s no prep work required – just download, print, and go.
Adorable little turkeys are waiting to be connected with these turkey connect the dots, and your kids’ fine motor skills are the key to making it happen. Not only will they have a blast connecting the dots, but they’ll also practice counting skills as they continue the line from 1 to 20 without missing a number.
These printables are perfect for November, whether you set them out on the Thanksgiving table or dive into the fun in the classroom.
Get ready for some tangram fun with our Thanksgiving pattern block mats! These 13 pages of printables offer an array of challenges, from assembling puzzles featuring turkeys and pilgrims to crafting a Thanksgiving dinner scene.
As your kids manipulate the blocks to fit the shape outlines, they’ll be honing their fine motor skills and building strength in those little hand muscles. Plus, they’ll learn about shapes starting with squares, triangles, and diamonds.
Gobble up the fun with these Thanksgiving math printables for preschool! This packet is filled with a cornucopia of engaging activities, from counting and color by number to number identification.
Plus, it’s the perfect way for little ones to dive into essential math skills like addition and subtraction. With a Thanksgiving twist, your child will have a blast practicing math while getting into the holiday spirit.
Share With Us
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Photo of your kid
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the photo of your child to the turkey’s head.
- Glue the snood to your child’s photo, positioning it just below the eyes.
- Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
- Attach the belly to the middle and bottom of the body.
- Attach the body to the middle of the feathers using glue.
- Create the legs by folding the leg (but not the foot) back and forth to create an accordion style.
- Finish up by gluing the legs to the back and bottom of the body.