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T is for Turkey
Pinecone and Feathers Turkey Craft
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Ages 2.5 and older, preschool and
This is a very simple paper craft for young children to present a very
special bird, the turkey. It is also an opportunity to address
many other concepts, themes and skills.
The turkey craft features a pinecone template for the body and head,
This craft can help to enhance related children's literature and
topics listed in the themes column.
Review themes, learning activities below
that can be presented before, during and after the craft
Printing / Assembly and Decoration Suggestions:
The turkey craft can be assembled in various ways, the images show
two possible alternatives. Allow children to explore and make
their own unique turkey.
Tips: Help children cut eyes and feet templates as one
piece. Paper eyes can be replaced by wiggly plastic eyes.
Use real feathers or two handprint cut-outs instead
of the paper feather templates.
Printing option 1: Print color template 1 with paper
feathers, or color template 2 and use craft feathers or two
handprint cut-outs and assemble.
Printing option 2: Print black & white template 1 with
paper feathers or template 2 and use craft feathers, or handprint
cut-outs. Children can color, or paint.
Printing and assembly option 3: For older children,
Print black and white option. Cut out template pieces and trace, onto different colors
of craft paper
or foam sheets.
Letters or numbers activity explained below how to use on black and
white templates below.
Themes & Learning
Activities for Turkey Crafts
Animal and Thanksgiving holiday facts and more.
Trees - Conifers and their Pinecones
is like a strong little home or nest for seeds to develop for a
group of plants called conifers. The conifers include the pine,
cedars, spruce and other evergreen trees. Evergreen trees generally stay green
all year round and don't loose their leaves. Optional:
activities about trees and their importance.
Alphabet Skills >
Whenever possible use the craft to introduce an
alphabet letter -- T is for Turkey or numbers practice Have the children
write letter T somewhere in the craft.
Letters & Numbers Practice: Color-by-the-Number or Color-by the
Before distributing the coloring template, write numbers or letters in the template pieces to represent
colors making it a color-by-the-number or color-by-the
letter activity. On a separate piece of paper make a simple
graph with the number or letter and the designated color so the
children can refer to it.
Shapes: Make sure to identify shapes where applicable:
the beak is an triangle, the eyes are ovals.
Online Puzzles: Turkey
Here are three 6-piece online puzzles. To
increase the number of pieces click on the SHAPE button.
Pinecone and Feathers Turkey Craft:
(with paper feathers)
Black & White
(with paper feathers)