When I planned a turkey craft for our kids, I wanted to include a lesson in thankfulness.
I’ve done several different variations of this turkey craft, but I’m particularly fond of this one because it involves more fine motor and concentration. Even though this is considered a turkey craft, I allowed it to be as open-ended as possible. None of the turkeys looked the same.
Colorful Turkey Craft for Kids
What you will need:
Place liquid watercolors in cups and dilute with water. Flatten coffee filters and place on a flat surface. A tray is nice because it will catch the puddles. Show the children how to hold, squeeze and release the liquid watercolors from the cup to the coffee filter. The edges of each color will bleed and mix, creating new colors. Let dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Cut out brown turkey heads and orange beaks. (See photos for how ours looked). Invite the children to glue the head, beak, and eyes onto the colored coffee filter.
Have the children dip their finger into red paint to make a gobbler.
I then spent some time with each child asking what he or she was thankful for. I always love the replies to this question: monster trucks, the train at the pumpkin patch, toys at the Disney store … a stuffed animal named Fletcher, dogs and cats because they are soft, a special friend, and turkeys. And there is always at least one “I am thankful for my family” or “I am thankful for my mama and daddy”.
Find all 3 of our turkey crafts here:
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