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Thanksgiving means it’s turkey time! As you head into the holidays, teach kids all about turkeys with these Thanksgiving turkey worksheets.
These life cycle activities are a great way to teach your kids how turkeys grow and change from an egg to a full grown turkey.
This pack of free printables includes seven different activities that your children will love as they learn more about turkeys.
Thanksgiving Turkey Worksheets
There are so many fun things to teach children about turkeys. Here are a few engaging ideas that will help you teach your kids about turkeys, how they grow, their anatomy, and more.
KIDS BOOKS ABOUT TURKEYS
I love to include a wide variety of books in my lessons. I use some for read-alouds and save others for independent reading (when appropriate).
Below, I’m sharing a few of my favorite books about pine cones and pine trees. I find they’re perfect for introducing the life cycle of a turkey, increasing your child’s vocabulary, and illustrating important information.
TURKEY MOVIES FOR KIDS
I love to incorporate movies and videos into our unit studies whenever possible. They’re perfect for sick days or rainy days. Here are a few ideas for kids:
TURKEY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Children love hands-on activities, and they help students engage with the topic at hand.
When teaching your kids about turkeys, you can add one or more of these activities to your to-do list:
• This Thanksgiving, make this adorable toilet paper roll turkey craft with your preschoolers. Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
• Focus on early math and literacy skills when you add these There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey activities to your holiday preschool lessons.
In this worksheet packet, you’ll find worksheets that are sure to engage your students during your autumn science lessons.
Life Cycle of a Turkey
Print the anchor chart and laminate it for durability. Teach the life cycle with the diagram.
Next, have children complete the life cycle cut and paste worksheet to put the stages of a turkey’s life cycle in order.
Parts of a Turkey
Print the anchor chart and laminate it for durability. Teach the parts of a turkey with the diagram.
Next, have children complete the turkey anatomy labeling page.
Build a Turkey
Children will cut and paste parts of the turkey to build a turkey on the farm.
Trace a path to help the turkey find the barn. You can laminate this page and make it reusable, if you’d like.
This coloring page is perfect for a few quiet moments.
Strengthen visual discrimination skills by matching turkeys to their shadows.
Turkey Word Search
Children will search for eight turkey-themed words on the word search grid.