Turkeys certainly are interesting creatures!  From their massive size, to their mottled caruncles, and their irresistible gobbles, it’s like these birds were made just to wow children!  Use the ideas below to create a turkey theme for your preschoolers this year.

Learn some facts about turkeys for kids

Turkey Beginning Sounds | Preschool Activities Nook

Practice initial sounds and uppercase-lowercase letters with these turkey feathers!  This printable is available in my TpT store.

Turkey Color Sorting | Welcome to Mommyhood

This is a simple color sorting activity for your turkey theme, but you can come up with a wide range of variations on this!

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With Thanksgiving approaching, it's a great time to introduce some fun little activities. We used these cute little turkey color matching cards to practice colors 🦃🦃🦃🦃⁠ ⁠ My almost three year old had a blast with this color matching work! ⁠ ⁠ BONUS: to add a level of difficulty, you can add a manipulative to sort by color. ⁠ ⁠ Grab the freebies from the link in my profile or copy and paste this link into your web browser –> https://welcometomommyhood.com/2019/11/thanksgiving-color-sorting.html⁠ ⁠ #totschool #totschooling #preschool #prek #preschoolactivities #earlyyears #earlyyearseducation #montessori #preschoolathome #printables #montessoripreschool #montessorischool #educational #earlylearning #earlylearning101 #montessorihome #montessorihomeschool #homeschooling #homeschool #homeschoolcollective #365homeschool #prek #kindergarten #classroom #montessoriteacher #prekindergarten #prekinder #naturestudy #homeeducation ⁠

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Colored Turkey Feathers | @cara_florance

Color matching with long feathers!  What a nice sensory experience for little hands!

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Happy November! Here’s the feather-poke turkey you’ve been seeing in my stories lately. This may be the most played with DIY for my 1.5 year-old that I’ve made yet! I glued a circle of brown paper to cardboard to make the body, then rolled a rectangle of white paper, glued it closed then cut it into ten pieces to make the feather-pole hole things. I colored the corresponding feather color onto those and glued them to the body. Then cut out a peanut shaped turkey head and decorated it. My favorite part of this is that all of it except the feathers is made of recycled material, and we can use the feathers again after they’re done with this! Also, the turkey head has only been ripped off once in one week! I’m turkey astounded 😂. . . #recycleandplay @recycleandplay #holiday_simple_play #homeschoolingideas @homeschoolingideas #montessorietkinlikleri #montessorionerileri #montessorianneleri #montessori #toddleractivities #finemotor #finemotorskills #everydayplayhacks #busytoddler #invitationtoplay #invitationtolearn #playbasedlearning #learningathome #playdiscovercreate #playandlearn #playislearning #handsonlearning #earlylearning #earlylearning101 #earlychildhoodeducation #learningthroughplay #todayourchildren

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Torn Paper Turkey Craft | @nontoygifts

Not only are torn paper collages great for improving fine motor skills, but children will really enjoy creating their own patterns for the turkey feathers.

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Use your paper scraps and a paper plate to make this cute torn paper turkey craft with kids this Thanksgiving. ⁣ Great craft for preschoolers and kindergartners who will practice their fine motor skills to tear paper into small pieces and gluing them together to make the turkey.⁣ ⁣ Find the tutorial on our blog, search for "torn paper turkey".⁣ ⁣ Follow us at @nontoygifts for more easy crafts for kids.⁣ ⁣ #kbnmoms #artsncrafts #kidscrafts #kindergarten #craftsforkids #kidcrafts #prek #preschool #easycrafts #kidscrafts101 #kidsactivities #craftymom #prekcrafts #kidsart #teachersfollowteachers #kindergartencrafts #preschoolcrafts #craftykids #turkeycraft #turkeycrafts #thanksgivingcrafts #paperplatecrafts #paperplateturkey

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Thankful Turkey Paper Rolls | @cotalife

Chances are you’re planning your turkey theme during the Thanksgiving season. This is a fun little turkey craft to talk about things we’re thankful for.  Not only are the assembly and collage skills great for little hands, but the preceding discussion is a great way to work on vocabulary and oral language development.

Thankful Turkey | @playandsaypediatrictherapy

Here’s another variation of the Thankful Turkey craft.  Adding mages can help children identify what they “wrote” later! (But they could limit their choice of things to add to their list so you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of using this version!)

Turkey and Leaf Collage | @learn.explore.play

I love this autumn turkey collage!  Whether the leaves are supposed to be feathers or simply fall foliage, this makes for a beautiful and colorful autumn craft!

Turkey Napkin Ring Craft | @psjandpaint

Here’s another turkey themed craft for Thanksgiving!  Use paper rolls to make napkin rings for your classroom feast!

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Reuse your paper towel rolls to make these easy turkey napkin rings. For more info check out: https://pjsandpaint.com/crafts/diy-thanksgiving-napkin-ring-toilet-paper-roll-turkey-craft/ #turkeycraft #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #toiletpaperroll #papertowelroll #napkinrings #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdinner #thanksgivingcrafts #kidscrafts101

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Turkey Counting | @gb.academy_preschool

Add some paper turkeys to your math area and start sorting and counting!

Feed the Turkey | @everyday_mom_4life

Work on those fine motor skills with this fun little turkey activity!

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For this activity you will need:⁣⁣ 🦃Water bottle or other plastic bottle (with decent size opening)⁣⁣ 🦃construction paper ⁣⁣ 🦃wiggle eyes⁣⁣ 🦃glue and tape ⁣⁣ 🦃Pom Pom balls⁣⁣ 🦃time⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ This will take a little prep on your part. It took me less than 15 minutes to put this together. I cut out the turkey body, feathers, beak and gobble out of construction paper and assembled with tape on the bottle. Glued on eyes and let dry. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Next set up turkey, bowl or plate full of Pom Pom balls, all colors and tongs (if your child is under 3, they can use their hands to put in the balls). Have your child use the tongs to pick up the balls and place in bottle to fill up the turkey. Dump, repeat. 🦃 ⁣⁣ This activity is great for working those hand muscles, which is really strengthening and preparing your child to write. Happy Tuesday😃⁣⁣ #preschoolactivities #toddleractivities⁣ #preschoolcrafts⁣ #toddlercrafts #novemberactivities #fallactivities #turkeycraft #preschool #preschoolathome #preschoolteacher #homeschoolpreschool #homeschool #kidsactivities #stayathomemom #momlife #motherhood #funmom #funwithtoddlers #funwithkids #momoffour #lifewithlittles #finemotorskills #finemotoractivity #prewritingskills #handsonlearning #makelearningfun #thanksgivingactivities #newmom #momtips

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Turkey Life Cycle | Welcome to Mommyhood

You can’t do a unit on turkeys without learning about the life cycle of a turkey!  I love these cards and resources from Welcome to Mommyhood! This awesome life cycle printable in included in the Hands-On Kids Activities Club so if you’re a member, be sure to grab it from your November resources!

Learn About Turkeys | @im_the_simon

I love all the turkey resources featured in this post by @im_the_simon!  Click through to the original post on Instagram for more details.

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🦃 It’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the US today and in honor of it I am posting a link in my bio to books about residential schools that you can (and should) read with your children 🧡 . 🦃 We spent the long weekend learning about one of our favourite birds: the TURKEY! We also made a leaf turkey craft with all the beeswax leaves we have around 😂 Tap the picture for all the resources we used. . Happy Monday friends 💛 . . . #turkey #turkeylessons #homeschool #homeschooling #homeschoolcommunity #livingeducation #homeschoolcollective #learningathome #thisishomeschool #thisishowwehomeschool #homeeducator #living_homeschool #365homeschool #lifestylehomeschooling #charlottemason #chalottemasonliving #charlottemasoneducation #montessori #montessoriathome #reggiokids #waldorfeducation #inspiredbynature #365schooling #getcreativewith #strewingforthewin #homeschooler #intentionalhomeschooling #indigenouspeoplesday

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Turkey Songs for Preschoolers

These action songs featuring turkeys will be perfect for circle time!

 

 


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