This thankful turkey craft is a great Thanksgiving idea for preschoolers, kindergartners and older kids. It’s not only a simple, fun and colorful craft but it will also give kids the opportunity to write down the things they are grateful for.
The turkey comes with long legs that can be covered with white stripes. Kids will use the stripes to write words on them.
This turkey craft can be used in the classroom as a bulletin board idea or a hallway decoration or at home during November.
Our thankful turkey is a nice addition to our Thanksgiving craft collection. Check it out for more turkey ideas.
Thankful turkey craft
- Thankful turkey template
- Cardstock paper: white, brown, red, yellow, orange and other colors
- Black marker
How to make a thankful turkey
The thankful turkey template comes with two versions:
1. home template – cut out the patterns and trace them on corresponding colored paper.
2. classroom template – print the pattern directly on colored paper and cut them out.
This way you can easily craft with just one or two kids as well as with a classroom full of students.
Step by step directions
Start by gluing the snood and beak together.
Glue the beak and snood in the middle of the head.
Glue the eyes above the beak.
Glue the note at the bottom of the body.
Glue the arms onto the body, one on each side.
Glue the feet at the bottom of the legs.
Glue the white stripes onto the legs.
Glue the turkey together: add the head on top of the body, glue the feathers to the back of the body and glue the legs at the bottom of the body.
Use a black marker to write what you’re thankful for on the white stripes ,one word on each stripe.