Teach kids how to reflect on what they are thankful for with this Thanksgiving Gratitude Turkey Craft. It’s a great activity for pre-schoolers to beginner writers!
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- Turkey in turkey (with tabs for placing glue)
- Outlined turkey (with tabs for placing glue)
- 6 Blank feather outlines
- 6 feathers with writing prompts
Directions for the Thanksgiving Gratitude Turkey Craft
There are 2 different feather options within the printable:
- Blank Feathers: Use the blank feathers when working with younger children or anyone who has not developed writing skills yet. Decorate with crayons, stickers, sequins, or any other craft items. If you want them to also reflect on what they are thankful for, have them draw pictures instead of write.
- Feathers with Gratitude Writing Prompts: For those who are beginner writers, use the gratitude feathers and finish the sentences with what they are thankful for. Additionally, more advanced writers can write their own gratitude sentences using the blank feathers. Feel free to decorate the feathers further after writing the sentences!
Once the feathers are decorated cut them out and paste them on the turkey using the square glue tabs provided.
You May Need:
Handwriting: Have children practice how to place their letter on the lines provided.
Fine Motor: Craft activities are great for working on fine motor precision skills. For example, decorating with small items like sequins and beads encourages a pinch grip.
Object manipulation: Using scissors targets several skills. For instance, bilateral coordination is needed to control the paper with one hand while cutting with the other. Furthermore, visual motor skills are required to follow along the lines when cutting out the feathers.
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If you complete this craft, let us know! Tag us on IG or comment below. What are some gratitudes your kids came up with?