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Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
Alphabet > *Letter T > T is for Turkey
*Letter L > L is for Leaf
Birds > Farm > Turkey
Maple Leaves Turkey Craft
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*Jan. 5th > Nat'l Bird day
*April > Arbor Day
*May 4th > Bird Day
Multicultural > Canada
Plants > Trees and their leaves
Activities 1 & 2 > Visit lesson plans and resources for > What is a turkey? and What is Thanksgiving?
This turkey craft is available in two sizes. The smaller version is easier for younger children. A set can be made to make a turkey family. It can be assembled in various ways and the process can be made more challenging and creative depending on the age of the children.
The leaves on the template are maple leaves a national symbol of Canada and featured in the flag.
Activity 3 > Maple Leaves Turkey Craft
The crafts can stand-up so they make great decorations and dramatic play toys. It is important that the craft be printed on heavy duty construction paper or card stock in order to stand up. The pieces can also be traced onto thin paper plates and then cut out and assembled.
Both crafts can be assembled by replacing template #1 (body) for a standard thin (10" to 8") paper plate and the small version by using a 6"-5" small thin paper plate.
The feathers are created by using the maple leaves template, a different type of leave pattern or real leaves. Other options for the feathers are: craft feathers, or cut elongated ovals in different sizes of decorative paper.
Printing & assembly options:
Option 1: Print all color templates and proceed to assembly instructions below
Option 2: Print all black & white templates and proceed to assembly instructions below
Option 3: Large version only
Use a thin paper plate instead of template #1 and draw and cut out a head separately.
Print template #2 & #3 color version
Paint/decorate the back of the paper plate in the color desired, wait until plate is dry and proceed with assembly as described below.
Option 4: Large version only - * Print template 1 (black & white version) directly onto your color choice of construction paper or craft paper
* Print template #2 (b/w) onto a complimentary color or print #2 & #3 on white paper and color these pieces separately or
* Trace leaves directly on different colors of craft paper
Option 5: Small Version Only
* Use a small paper plate instead of the large circle template #1 black and white. Paint the back in desired color.
Trace leaves directly on different colors of craft paper.
Children can color and decorate all other templates and pieces proceed with assembly described below.
Assembly Instructions Suggested:
* At this point all template pieces and or paper plate should be decorated and hand prints are ready.
1. Fold template #1 (body) or paper plate in half, color is showing on both sides.
2. Feet and body assembly: Adult
will have to do most of this part of the assembly - a stapler is
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