Thanksgiving is a fun time for family and friends to come together with delicious food, games, and tons of love. Whether you celebrate with turkey or take-out, it’s a lovely holiday to appreciate what we have in life. This turkey dinner craft is a great way to open a discussion about thankfulness and favorite foods. Keep reading to learn how you can use it with your young kids!
What’s Included in the Craft
This turkey dinner craft comes with everything you need to make a cute little turkey dinner. The printable template has a turkey and veggies on a decadent plate. To get it set up, grab these materials:
- colorful paper (cardstock or construction paper)
- printable template
You can also have a laminator on hand to laminate student work afterward. Their parents will love having it as a keepsake once it’s done.
How to Put the Craft Together
The crafts on my site are super easy to prep and assemble. I love putting my craft together and then letting kids copy what I’ve made. They always create their craft with their own spin, and their personality shines through.
To make this craft, print the template onto your choice of white or colored paper. If you have the time, print each piece in the corresponding colors. Then, just cut the pieces out and glue them together. You can watch the video below to see a step-by-step tutorial.
Activities to Do With This Craft
Instead of doing the craft by itself, consider adding an additional activity to the mix. Here are a few ideas:
- Add the craft to a writing activity
- Pair the craft with a fun read-aloud
- Complete the craft while students discuss gratefulness
- Use the craft during morning meeting
- Put the craft in sub plans for an extra activity
Fun Writing Ideas for the Turkey Dinner Craft
- This time of year, I am grateful for …
- My favorite part of a turkey dinner is …
- When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of …
- This Thanksgiving, I will …
- I will help my parents make …
Use the prompts to start deep conversations with students!
Other Ways to Use the Craft
If you want even more fun ways to use the craft, consider these options:
- Use the completed turkey dinners to make a fun bulletin board display.
- Practice fine motor skills during centers.
- Study the letter T or D while doing this craft.
- Add this to the classroom festivities or parties.
Try the whole Thanksgiving Crafts Bundle! There are 7 different crafts to choose from, including Fall Scarecrow, Pilgrim Boy and Girl, Pumpkin Pie Pal, Thanksgiving Owl, Thanksgiving Placemat, Turkey, and Turkey Dinner. Adding them to the bulletin board will make for a very festive classroom!
I hope you enjoy this Turkey Dinner Craft and all of the other Thanksgiving options! Enjoy your time with family and friends and thank you for reading.