Do your kids love learning about animals? Our life cycle of a turkey worksheet is a great way for them to learn about the different stages in a turkey’s life. This worksheet is also a great way to review of the stages of the turkey life cycle.
Turkeys are an important creature to learn about, and this worksheet makes it fun and easy for kids!
These free turkey activities for kids are perfect for your science unit and literacy centers when learning about turkeys, birds, farm animals, or Thanksgiving. These no-prep worksheets a great way for students to strengthen fine motor skills.
Because there is no preparation involved, the printables are perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers. Use them at home, in the classroom, and in your story hour activities at the library
Turkeys go through a life cycle that spans over several months. From the time they’re hatched from their eggs, to when they reach adulthood and start reproducing, turkeys go through many changes.
Turkeys are interesting creatures, and we can learn a lot by studying their life cycle. Hopefully this worksheet will help you do just that!
Turkey Life Cycle
Turkeys go through many changes during their lifetime. Here are the different stages of a turkey’s life cycle:
The first stage of a turkey’s life is the egg stage.Turkeys lay their eggs in nests, and incubate them for about 28 days. The female turkey will turn the eggs several times a day to keep them warm.
After about 28 days, the turkey egg will hatch and the turkeys will be born. They are called chicks at this stage.
Chicks are very small, and they have trouble regulating their own body temperature. The mother turkey will keep them warm by covering them with her feathers.
As the turkeys grow, they will start to explore their surroundings more. They are called poults at this stage.
Young poults are still very vulnerable, and they need the mother turkey to protect them from predators.
Fully grown turkeys are called adults. Mature adults can reproduce and lay their own eggs.
Life Cycle of a Turkey Worksheet
Now that you’ve taught your children about turkeys and how they grow and change over their lifetime, you can incorporate this worksheet into your Thanksgiving theme.
In this free printable pack, you’ll receive two life cycle of a turkey worksheets. The pages are identical except that one is black/white and the other has color graphics.
- Cardstock or printer paper
COMPLETING THE ACTIVITY
To use this science activity, your students will identify the images on the page – egg, chick, poult, and adult.
Then, they’ll cut out the images on the right side of the page. Finally, they’ll paste the images in order to sequence the life cycle of a turkey.
Here are some activities you can do to learn more about each stage of a turkey’s life cycle:
Egg: Visit a farm and see turkeys incubating their eggs.
Chicks: Research what baby turkeys eat and build a small pen for them to live in.
Poult: Learn about the different predators that turkeys need to be aware of.
Juvenile: Find out how far juvenile turkeys can fly.
Adult: Go on a turkey hunt (with a camera) and try to get close-up photos of adult turkeys in the wild.
Engaging Turkey Activities for Kids
- Turkey Color by Number
- Parts of a Turkey Worksheet
- There Was an Old Turkey Who Swallowed a Turkey
- Life Cycle of a Turkey Emergent Readers from The Kindergarten Connection
Simple Turkey Crafts for Kids
- Turkey Handprint Craft for Kids from Simple Everyday Mom
- Thanksgiving Paper Turkey Craft from Homeschool Preschool
Exciting Turkey Activity Kits for Kids
Kids will love painting their own personalized turkey to mark their place at the kids’ table this holiday season.
If you don’t want to have your kids paint a turkey, how about decorating a turkey cookie with colored icing? That’s even better!
Turkeys are interesting creatures, and they go through many changes during their lifetime.
By learning about the different stages of a turkey’s life cycle, you can better appreciate these amazing animals.