Check out this fun kids turkey craft that me and my kiddos just did together.
It promoted :
-Holiday knowledge and recognition
-Animal knowledge and recognition
-TONS OF FUN!
Tools you need:
-Construction paper (White, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow )
-Markers or Crayons
Cut the feathers out and the shape of the turkey. The brown turkey is the shape of a maraca. And I used scraps from the feathers I cut up to make the beak and woodle for the mouths. I used a crayon to make the eyes just because it was easier. But you can use goggly eyes or cut out white circles with construction paper and use that as the eyes.
I gave a lesson on what the project was by explaining the tradition and holiday of thanksgiving to the kids. It was a fun story of pilgrims and feasts that introduced them to Indians and the first voyage to America. After the story and lesson was over I gave them the turkey base and feathers for them to go crazy with.
One of my children used some feathers to make a bush for the turkey to stand next to while the others decorated around the turkey to give him tons of “pretty feathers” as she called it.
After they finished their decorating with glue and feathers they wrote “Happy T-Day” since there wasn’t much room for “Thanksgiving”. I gave them crayons to create a background, my oldest had the most adventurous background saying “the turkey had fireworks all around him”. We hung our pictures and danced in celebration.
This activity literally was an expense of $3 from the dollar tree. $1 for a pack of colored construction paper, $1 for the crayons and $1 for the glue. We already had scissors so those were free lol.
I hope you and your kids find this activity fun and are able to put your own spin on it. Happy Thanksgiving!