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Here's a thankful turkey craft made out of a paper bag!

With this simple, fun and easy-to-make Thanksgiving turkey craft activity, children write something they are thankful for on each turkey wing. Then they can use their thankful turkey craft to decorate their place setting at Thanksgiving dinner!

And, it's just the perfect activity for preschool and kindergarten children for a Thanksgiving-theme unit at home or in the classroom!

Turkey Trouble written by Wendi Silvano, is an adorable book to read to children about a Thanksgiving Turkey that doesn't want to be eaten. And, there are so many wonderful activities to go along with the book, like this thankful turkey craft and song for kids.

While the kids are making their turkey craft, play The Thanksgiving Song for kids in the background.

So, what are you waiting for: Let's make a thankful turkey craft

Craft items you will need:

  • Paper bag
  • Construction paper in different colours
  • Black marker
  • Newspaper or tissue paper
  • Scraps of red streamer or tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Scotch tape or glue

Craft instructions:

Have the children stuff a paper bag with newspaper or tissue paper.

Once done, have the children fold the top of the bag over and staple or scotch tape shut.

Next, using black marker, have the children draw and cut out 5 colour Turkey wings/feathers.

Then, have the children write something they are thankful for on each Turkey wing.

When ready, have the children tape or glue the Turkey wings to the back of the paper bag.

After that, have the children draw and cut out a Turkey head from brown construction paper.

Have the children also draw and cut out a heart from pink construction paper.

On the heart, have the children write 'I Am Thankful For...' and glue the heart to the front of the paper bag.

Lastly, have the children glue a piece of red streamer or tissue paper (gobbler) onto the Turkey head, and then glue the Turkey head to the front of the paper bag.

And, voila, the children have now made a thankful turkey craft decoration.


Just the perfect Thanksgiving craft activity for preschool and kindergarten children to celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving! And, just perfect for an animal or Thanksgiving-theme unit!

Thanks to Kiboomu Kids for the fabulous ideas!



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