Events to Celebrate exists to help real people plan for their kids’ birthday parties, life events, and holidays! And today, we are talking about Preschool Turkey Crafts for Thanksgiving. Follow along with me as I tell you what materials to get for this project, how to assemble the turkey, and what other activities you can do with this craft! Plus, I have included a FREE PRINTABLE to make your life easier 😉
7 Reasons You’ll LOVE this Project
There are TONS of different turkey crafts for preschool. Here are 7 reasons why you’ll love this one
- Small time commitment – While the time it takes for a child to complete this craft is variable, most children finish assembling their own turkey craft within about 15-20 minutes!
- Only a few materials are needed – Not only is there a short list of items you need for this Thanksgiving project, but most of them you probably already have around your house!! That makes this an easy activity to execute.
- Very low cost – Since most of the materials are different versions of paper and glue, this is a budget-friendly craft for kids.
- Fun for kids – Your kids get to have fun making their Turkey craft and then have even more fun playing with it once it’s made! Talk about a win-win!
- ACTUALLY age-appropriate for preschool – A lot of crafts will claim that they are for younger kids when they really are for an older age group. This one is simple enough for young kids to successfully put together!
- Requires little supervision – There are no hot or sharp objects used in this activity, so it is one that you can feel comfortable with. It’s a safe activity that you can let your preschooler do mostly, if not entirely, on their own.
- Works well with really any number of participants – This turkey craft can be done with your child after school, as a family activity during the holidays, or as an in-class project. It works well for individuals, small groups, or even classes of preschoolers.
Materials Needed for this Craft
Note: These materials are the number needed for a single paper bag turkey.
- 2 google eyes
- 1 brown paper bag
- 1 pair safety scissors
- 1 stick of glue
- 1 roll of tape
- Free Printable cutout sheets
How to Make a Paper Bag Turkey
Here are some instructions for assembly in case you or your child needs a little guidance!
- 1. Gather together your materials. If you haven’t already, print off the free printable sheets.
- 2. Grab your paper bag and fold the corners of the flap to make the shape of the turkey head. Tape the corners back to keep this shape.
- 3. Next, cut out all the shapes for the turkey body. You can use my FREE PRINTABLE or any kind of construction paper. I just included the printable to make things that much easier.
- 4. Then, glue on the feathers, beak, hat, and gobbler.
- 5. Finally, add the goggly eyes to the center of the turkey’s face with some glue. Give it a few minutes to dry.
- 6. Enjoy your Turkey craft!
If you want to go the extra mile, have the kids draw something they are grateful for on each feather of the turkey. Not all preschools are great at writing and spelling. By having them draw, they can still express their gratitude, but in a way that is more age-appropriate.
**If visuals help you, use this image below to complete step 2!
^ Your completed Thanksgiving turkey Craft for Preschool should look something like this!
Thanksgiving Preschool Party
I get to host the Thanksgiving party for my daughters preschool and I’m having so much fun planning it! I put together these easy Paper Bag Turkey’s for the kids to make. I’m going to have them draw something they are thankful for (since they can’t spell quite yet) on each feather.
There are lots of cute Thanksgiving turkey crafts floating around out there but some weren’t quite at a preschool level like the ones I featured in this Round up of Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids. I came up with this one because I know the kids will be able to do it.
Here are the other things I have paired with my Paper Bag Turkey craft for a preschool class party.
- We will be making these Gumdrop Turkeys. They are a family favorite and I can’t wait to share them with the cute kids in our preschool!
- I’ve been collecting brown paper grocery bags and baby formula cans so they can decorate their own Native American headdress, vest and drum.
- We’ll do a Turkey Trot – a Thanksgiving version of the classic cupcake walk that I detail in this post.
- I know the kids will love playing Thanksgiving Bingo. We are using these super cute FREE printable bingo cards from the very talented Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
- We are watching this video of a story read along of the Curious George Thanksgiving book.
- Dancing along to the Ten Little Turkeys, Pilgrim Song and Turkey Dance are also in the plan.
- I’m making a turkey dinner for my family on Sunday (so we can eat “leftovers”) and am going to do a tasting for the kids. I’ll give them a bite or two of each item on a plate and a paper to mark if they think it is yucky or yummy. It should be fun. I’ve found that when we do this as a group, the kids are much more brave when tasting new things. I plan to include: Turkey, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams and Stuffing. Wish me luck!
- To send them home, I’m making these cute Popcorn Turkey Gloves with Rainbow Goldfish and popcorn. I made them last year to give to friends and they were a HUGE HIT! The disposable food gloves can be found here.
Turkey Craft for Preschool Free Printable
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Give this Thanksgiving Turkey Craft for Preschool a try! I know the kids will love it!