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30 Turkey Crafts and Activities for the Classroom

Hi, friends!  Apparently, I have a thing for turkey crafts! Who knew?! As I was scrolling through my photos, I slowly began to realize this infatuation. I mean… they are so incredibly adorable, and it’s super easy to turn virtually anything into a turkey! In preparation for Thanksgiving, I scoured the internet Pinterest in search of the cutest turkey crafts for the classroom.


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Turkey Crafts and Activities

Instead of spending hours doing the same, I have compiled thirty of my favorite turkey crafts and activities you can create in the classroom this November!

1. Decomposing Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Decomposing Turkey was a classroom favorite last year! We especially loved the fun chant! Read more about this craftivity… here!

Recommended Resources:

Turkey Crafts Bundle: Decomposing Turkey, Turkey Life Cycle, T is for Turkey

Turkey Crafts Bundle: Decomposing Turkey, Turkey Life Cycle, T is for Turkey

All About Turkeys: Turkey Craft, Turkey Nonfiction Unit & Turkey Life Cycle

All About Turkeys: Turkey Craft, Turkey Nonfiction Unit & Turkey Life Cycle

How to Catch a Turkey Craft and Thanksgiving Writing Activity

How to Catch a Turkey Craft and Thanksgiving Writing Activity

2. Pattern Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

These turkey feather patterns are one of my favorites! I just love how colorful they make our classroom turkey!

3. T Is for Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Distinguishing between the sound of T and D can be tricky, but not with our T is for Turkey craft, center and game! Read more about this craft… here!

4. Pine Cone Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

I’ve been making this pine cone turkey craft since my very first year teaching! Sometimes, I get lucky and I have a student who has a “pine cone tree” and is able to bring them in for the class. I usually buy the scented pine cones on discount after the holiday season and save them for next year… or I’ll buy them for our house and bring in my old ones that have lost their scent. Then, we add feathers, a pipe cleaner head, googly eyes, and a felt beak and waddle.

5. Life Cycle Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

My kiddos loved learning all about the life cycle of a turkey with this adorable turkey craft. They just couldn’t get enough of the life cycle spinner!  Read more about this craftivity… here!

6.  Popsicle Stick Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Popsicle crafts are always an adorable keepsake. I like to put magnets on the back, so the kiddos can hang them on their fridge. We used the mini Popsicle sticks and mixed feathers to make this cutie.

7. Turkey Flap Book

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Of course, we have to display everything we have learned about turkeys in with this interactive turkey flap book! Read more about this craftivity…here!

8. Craft Spoon Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

This little guy was the result of the hundreds of wooden craft spoons, i.e. wooden ice cream taster spoons, I found in my cabinet at school. We just painted the spoon brown and added some feathers, eyes, pipe cleaner feet, and a felt nose.

9. Turkey Trot

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Our “Turkey Trot” number sequence turkey craft and game was another classroom favorite!  We sure did enjoy trotting down the life size number line! First, a student rolled a 6-sided or 10-sided die. Then, he/she stood by the number that was rolled. We practiced counting on to 20, as the student trotted on down the number line! Read more about this craftivity… here!

10. Turkey Headband

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

No holiday would be complete without a festive headband! Grab this turkey headband for free… here!

11. Turkey Guided Drawing

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Grab the free directions for this turkey guided drawing from Proud to be Primary… here!

12. Shape Turkeys

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

My students were “gobblin’ up shapes” with this adorable freebie from Wild About Firsties! Grab it… here!

13. Yarn Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

How cute is this yarn turkey from Fantastic Fun and Learning?! You could even use Popsicle sticks for the frame of the turkey. Read more about this craft… here!

14. Shape Book Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

I love this interactive shape book turkey from Laugh Eat Learn!  Each feather acts as a tab for that section of the booklet.  Read more about this craftivity… here!

15. Pattern Block Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

This pattern block turkey from Mrs. Plemons’ Kindergarten is an excellent Thanksgiving center activity. Grab it for free… here!

16. Hand Print Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Hand prints make the perfect feathers!  Don’t you think?! Read more about this craft from The Kindergarten Connection… here!

17. Fine Motor Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Here’s a great idea from Crayons and Cuties in Kindergarten for practicing fine motor and number sense! Read about this activity… here!

18. Paper Bag Thankful Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Grab this paper bag thankful turkey for free from The Creative Classroom! Find it… here!

19. Number Sense Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Last year, we made these number sense turkey crowns from Proud to be Primary. They were a huge hit, and the kiddos looked so adorable as they wore them out to the buses! Grab the free printable… here!

20. Thankful Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to discuss all of the things we are thankful for, and these thankful turkeys from Easy Teaching Tools would be a great way to prompt that discussion! Read more about this craft… here!

21. Gobble, Gobble Turkey Place Mat

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Usually, we weave place mats for Thanksgiving, but this turkey place mat from The Applicious Teacher is too cute! Grab the free template… here!

22. Gratitude Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Expressing gratitude is easy with this “Gratitude Turkey” from Learning with Mrs. Leeby! Read more about this craftivity… here!

23. One Odd Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Combine math and art with “One Odd Turkey” from School and the City! Read more about this craftivity… here!

24. Edible Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Oreo’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups… need I say more! Read about this edible turkey over at Elementary Antics!

25. Writing Conventions Turkey

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!

Such a great idea for getting your kiddos to be more conscious about their writing! Read more about this craftivity over at Mrs. Richardson’s Class!

26. Interactive Turkey Shape Book

Learn all about turkeys with these 18 interactive turkey activities, adorable turkey craft and nonfiction text about turkeys!

27. How to Catch a Turkey Craft

Celebrate Thanksgiving with this simple-to-assemble How To Catch a Turkey craft and procedural writing activity!

How to Catch a Turkey Craft and Thanksgiving Writing Activity

28. Paint Chip Turkey

29. Dish Brush Turkey

30. Turkey Crafts Bundle

Integrate science, math, and literacy with these four turkey crafts!

Turkey Crafts Bundle: Decomposing Turkey, Turkey Life Cycle, T is for Turkey

More Turkey Activities

Gobble up some fun with these FREE “Stuff the Turkey” math games!

Add these stuff the turkey fine motor activities to your Thanksgiving math centers! These turkey math centers are great for practicing 1:1 counting, subitizing, adding, and making 10. Plus, strengthen fine motor skills, as you build number sense, with these stuff the turkey math games and fine motor activities for Thanksgiving. These turkey math activities can be played independently or with a partner during math workshop, morning work, or as an early finishers activity!

Pair any of these turkey crafts with one of these turkey books for kids!

Students will gobble up these fiction and nonfiction turkey books throughout the month of November! These turkey books for kids are great for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade students! Students will learn all about turkeys with these engaging turkey read alouds. Integrate math, science, literacy, and social studies with the turkey activities and turkey crafts found in this post. Great for Thanksgiving math centers or Thanksgiving literacy centers!

DON’T FORGET IT…PIN IT!

Easy DIY turkey crafts for your classroom, including FREE turkey activities, turkey headband, pattern block turkey, handprint turkey and many more Thanksgiving crafts and activities for kids! You won’t want to miss the adorable popsicle stick turkey!
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As a dedicated Kindergarten teacher for nearly 20 years, I believe the words “fun, play, and creativity” can sit right alongside the words “developmentally appropriate, engaging, and rigorous.” Learning is meant to be fun and messy!

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5 responses to “30 Turkey Crafts and Activities for the Classroom”

  1. Christina Hermer Avatar
    Christina Hermer

    Wow! That is one impressive list of Turkey craftivities. I will be sure to pin this so I can revisit next year before my Canadian Thanksgiving in October.

    Christina

  2. Rosario Tantalean Avatar
    Rosario Tantalean

    Amazing ideas!! Thank you!

  3. Elle Avatar
    Elle

    So excited to find this on Pinterest! It’s my first time on your blog, and I love it! Found some of my favorites on this list and well as some new things I’m super excited to try! Thanks for compiling this amazing list!

  4. Fredro Avatar
    Fredro

    Nice post!

  5. Sharee Garza Doty Avatar
    Sharee Garza Doty

    The hand turkey thing is great for my kids