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Adorable & Simple 2D Shape Turkey Craft for Little Fingers

Shapes are everywhere in our world, and it is so much fun to point them out with little kids. Everywhere you look, there are both 2D and 3D shapes to name and discuss. Use this adorable 2D shape turkey craft to talk about shapes in our world and to build your own turkey with your students. These printable templates are easy to use and great for little fingers. Continue reading to see how simple and fun this craft is.

Shape Turkey Craft

Why Use This Shape Craft

This craft provides students with the opportunity to discuss 2D shapes like squares, rectangles, triangles, ovals, circles, and more. As they piece them together, have them name the shapes and the attributes that go with them. It’s one thing to name shapes on flashcards, but it’s much more fun to do an activity incorporating what they are learning.

Materials Needed to Make a Shape Turkey Craft

All you need to make this cute turkey is construction paper, the turkey template, glue, and some scissors.

I printed the turkey feathers onto different colors to make them more colorful, but feel free to print onto a single color if you prefer.

Print the turkey body onto brown or tan construction paper and the feet on orange or yellow! Don’t forget the face pieces.

Cut the pieces out before your kids complete the activity, or let them work on their fine motor and cutting skills by doing it themselves. It’s up to you!

Shape Turkey Craft

How to Put the Turkey Craft Together

Once you have all of your pieces printed and cut out, begin assembling your turkey. Glue the head to the body and add the feet. Then, glue the feathers behind the body to look like they are poking out. Last, add the facial features for the turkey! It’s that easy.

As you assemble the turkey, be sure to talk about each 2D shape. Discuss the number of sides, the name of the shape, and the attributes each shape has. For example, explain to kids that squares have 4 equal sides, 4 corners or vertices, and all straight lines. A circle, on the other hand, has no vertices, no sides, and is made of one curved line.

See if kids can find more 2D shapes around the room to match the ones they use to make the turkey. Going on a shape hunt is always so much fun and creates a great learning opportunity.

Coloring Page Option for the Shape Turkey Craft

If you prefer not to print your template onto colored cardstock or construction paper, try printing it on white paper instead. Kids can color their own turkey any way they would like, giving them more opportunities to work on fine motor skills.

Some kids like to add something they are thankful for on each feather. Turn it into a social activity and share what children are thankful for each year.

Shape Turkey Craft

More Shape Crafts for Kids

Shape crafts are a great way to reinforce student knowledge about different shapes. Here are 27 different shape crafts your kids will love making while they practice shapes and fine motor skills. Included in this bundle are:

  • Shape Pumpkin
  • Shape Bat
  • Shape Witch
  • Shape Turkey
  • Shape Pilgrim
  • Shape Pumpkin Pie
  • Shape Tree
  • Shape Reindeer
  • Shape Elf Shape Penguin
  • Shape Polar Bear
  • Shape Snowman
  • Shape Groundhog
  • Shape Fox
  • Shape Valentine Mouse
  • Shape Bunny
  • Shape Chick
  • Shape Rainbow
  • Shape Pirate
  • Shape Fish
  • Shape Dinosaur
  • Shape Apple
  • Shape School Bus
  • Shape Pencil
  • Shape Scarecrow
  • Shape Johnny Appleseed
  • Shape Crow

Each craft comes with instructions to print and assemble the pieces. Kids will thoroughly enjoy creating these crafts and sharing them with their loved ones.

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Shape Turkey Craft
Laura Bensley

Laura Bensley

Former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.

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HI, I'm Laura

Hi, I’m Laura and I am the creator of Crafty Bee Creations.  I am a former preschool teacher turned business owner that now creates educational resources for teachers in the classroom, homeschool, and daycare setting.  I have a passion for designing craft resources that are not only fun and engaging but work children’s fine motor skills too! 


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