I decided I wanted to make a fun Thanksgiving craft with my kids that would enable them to use scissors. They love cutting and gluing, and I love to facilitate that to help them better their motor skills. I ended up coming up with this simple Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Craft. Keep reading to get the free printable Activity sheets!
I took my Thanksgiving Countdown Turkey, broke him apart and then made him into two printables – one that is already colored and ready to be cut and glued together, the second a coloring page version where he can be colored, cut and glued.
I printed one for each of my kids — my son wanted to paint his while my daughter was fine with just cutting and gluing. After they were done we hung the turkeys in our window.
My daughter ended up asking if we could bring some of these sheets to daycare because she knew her friends would love making them, so of course I said yes. I printed off the Coloring Page version and brought them in the next day. When I picked Olivia up at daycare I was greeted by 6 amazing turkeys. The kids had a blast and each one was unique. The provider said that they had been playing with them all morning and she taught them a turkey song which they sang to me. It was such a great sight seeing so many kids enjoying something I created.
Personal use only. Do not alter.
Download the file of your choice and save to your computer. Open the file in Adobe Reader and print. You’re ready to customize your Turkey!
I also have a coordinating Thanksgiving Countdown available that is a great way to take a moment and appreciate the meaning of thanksgiving and also ensures no one forgets how many days until the big feast!
Download the 8×10 Thanksgiving Countdown in pdf format.