This charming Thanksgiving craft is perfect for young children working on their motor skills. This activity does require the use of scissors. If your kids are anything like mine then they love cutting and gluing! And I like to facilitate activities that help better their motor skills. Which is how I came up with this Thanksgiving Turkey Kids Craft. The printable activity sheets are available at the bottom of this post.
Using this Thanksgiving Countdown Turkey, I broke it apart, and then made it into two printables. One is already decorated and ready to be cut and glued together. The second is a coloring page version where the turkey can be colored, cut, and glued.
I printed one for each of my kids — Mason wanted to paint his while Olivia was fine with just cutting and gluing. After they were done we hung the turkeys in our window.
Olivia asked if we could bring some of these Thanksgiving Activity Sheets to daycare because she knew her friends would love making the Turkey. I brought the coloring page version and 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!
Printable Children’s Activity
Personal use only. Do not alter.
Download the file of your choice and save the pdf to your computer. Open the file in Adobe Reader and print onto regular 8.5 x 11 paper.
Enjoy some quality bonding time with your children!
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!