Looking for easy turkey crafts for therapy, the classroom, or at home? These turkey crafts for kids are ones that are not only fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with kids, they are also super simple Thanksgiving ideas for virtual therapy or hybrid lessons. This time of year, turkey crafts are the way to go when it comes to facilitating fine motor skills, executive functioning, motor planning, and direction following in occupational therapy interventions. The teachers who follow this site for developmental crafts and activities, love to find crafts that build skills. Parents might look a fun art project to create and want easy crafts that kids can make on their own. These easy turkey crafts are great crafts for teletherapy, too. Start with our thankful turkey templates and go from there.
These turkey crafts are quick and easy and perfect for busy mamas and papas.
Here are more Thanksgiving activities for kids to add to your therapy toolbox.
Turkey Crafts for Kids
I wanted to share super simple turkey crafts for kids that can be used in occupational therapy teletherapy sessions for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Many of these turkey crafts use just a few materials, making them easy turkey crafts!
This turkey craft uses colored construction paper to make a turkey wreath. Children can cut the feathers and practice scissor accuracy.
Use a paper cup and construction paper to make a paper cup turkey. It’s perfect for working on fine motor skills with children.
Use a straw and cup to encourage oral motor skills or for proprioceptive input through the mouth. Better yet, add this turkey craft to the cup for a Thanksgiving craft idea!
To continue with the calming proprioceptive input using a straw, make a turkey craft juice box cover using a recycled paper towel tube. It’s a turkey craft that kids will get a kick out of, while working on fine motor skills.
Make a clothes pin turkey with the turkey cut-outs in this Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit. You’ll love how easy it is to work on fine motor skills using the 12 number cards.
Using a recycled paper towel tube, kids can work on fine motor skills to make this fun cardboard tube turkey craft.
Still another cardboard tube craft is this turkey stamp craft idea.
SUPER easy Turkey Crafts
For those of us looking for super easy turkey crafts to use in teletherapy or when a quick craft is needed, these easy craft ideas are perfect:
Turkey Coloring Page- Print off these Thanksgiving mindfulness exercises and use the turkey coloring page as a craft that supports self-regulation.
Paper Towel Feather Turkey- This easy turkey feathers craft uses only paper towels, markers, and water to make watercolor turkey craft. This would be a great turkey craft for therapy, working on pre-writing lines, and cutting a simple shape.
Handprint Turkey- Sometimes the classic craft is best! Work on bilateral coordination, eye-hand coordination, motor skills, and more by tracing the hand and then decorating. Take the fine motor skills up a notch and ask children to color in the turkey and then cut it out.
Paper Plate Turkey Craft- Use a regular paper plate and cut along the edges to make feathers. Children can then draw a turkey right on the plate. try this paper plate turkey craft to work on scissor skills by cutting along the curved edge of the paper plate.
Coffee Filter Turkey- Cut along the edge of the coffee filter, add color with a marker, and draw a turkey face on the front. Try this coffee filter turkey to work on scissor skills and fine motor skills.
Paper Bag Turkey- Use a paper bag to make a turkey puppet craft. Use the materials you have on hand and really work on fine motor skills.
Leaf Turkey- Grab some leaves from outside and make a leaf turkey craft. This is another fantastic fine motor craft for kids.
Draw a Turkey- Using a guided tutorial is a nice way to work on visual motor skills and only requires a pencil, paper, and crayons. This turkey drawing guided tutorial is easy and fun.
Shape Turkeys- Work on scissor skills and cutting easy shapes by making these shape turkeys. Such a great turkey craft for preschoolers!
Need More Turkey Crafts?
The Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit is ON SALE now! This 40 page printable kit has everything you need to work on all aspects of fine motor skills. The kit includes handwriting pages, pencil control exercises, scissor skill exercises, lacing cards, clothes pin/paper clip counting cards, coloring exercises, visual motor activities, and so much more.
Grab your copy of the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit now and start working on these areas:
- Pencil control
- Scissor skills
- Hand strength
- Pinch strength
- Bilateral coordination
- Eye-hand coordination
- Visual motor skills
- Handwriting and letter formation
- Precision and dexterity
- Separation of the sides of the hand
- Coloring accuracy and endurance
- Pre-writing line accuracy
- Precision and dexterity
- Pincer grasp
Get your copy of the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Kit here.
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to email@example.com.