Teach your kids about gratitude with this fun and easy Thanksgiving handprint turkey craft! This printable craft template will go great with a Bible lesson on thankfulness during the holiday season. And it’s a perfect thankfulness Bible craft idea for your Sunday School class or children’s ministry! Scroll down to grab your free printable Thanksgiving craft template now.
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Help Kids Practice Gratitude this Thanksgiving!
How? With an easy-to-make handprint Thanksgiving craft project!
Here’s why this fun, whimsical handprint turkey craft makes a great Thanksgiving project:
- Personal – Each child’s handprint is preserved forever with this cute turkey craft!
- Easy – Even preschoolers can make these handprint turkeys with minimal help.
- Meaningful – These handprint turkey crafts help kids practice gratefulness to God.
I hope this easy handprint turkey template will help you teach your kids about gratitude this Thanksgiving holiday!
In this post you will find:
- How to make the handprint turkey craft
- How to use the handprint turkey to help kids practice thankfulness
- How to download a free printable template for the turkey
So let’s get started!
Handprint Turkey Craft Instructions for Kids
Here’s how to make your own handprint turkey craft for Thanksgiving!
- Red, orange, & yellow construction paper
- Turkey template
- Glue stick
- Googly eyes
Step 1: Make your handprints
Place your hand down on a sheet of construction paper and trace around it with a pencil. Use scissors to cut out the handprint. Repeat several times so that you have a 5-6 handprints in a variety of red, orange, and yellow.
Step 2: Prepare your turkey template
Download your free turkey template PDF file. Print out the template on white or light-colored cardstock. Then use scissors to cut it out.
Step 3: Glue the handprint “feathers” to the turkey template
Turn the turkey template over, face down. Use a glue stick to smear glue all over the back of the turkey. Lay your handprints spread out on the back of the turkey, so that the palms of the handprints are in the glue and the fingers fan out around the turkey template like feathers.
Step 4: Attach the googly eyes
Turn the turkey face up again. Peel the paper from the back of two googly eyes and place them on the dots on the face of the turkey.
Step 5: Practice thankfulness to complete your handprint turkey craft
Now encourage your kids to think of all the things that they are thankful for. Use a marker to write down the things they’re grateful for on the fingers of the handprints.
Then tape the turkey up in a window or hang it on the fridge as a reminder to practice gratefulness daily for the many blessings God has given!
Teach a Bible Lesson on Thankfulness, Too
This cute Thanksgiving turkey craft goes perfectly with a Bible lesson on the topic of gratitude. Find a short and easy mini-lesson on gratitude HERE (along with other Bible-based activities about thankfulness) for an easy Thanksgiving game plan!
Ready to Make the Handprint Turkey Craft?
As you’ve seen, this handprint turkey craft is so simple and easy! But it’s nice to have a little personalized, homemade Thanksgiving decor. Plus, you get a great chance to remind kids to practice thankfulness this holiday season.
So grab your supplies now and enjoy making this fun Thanksgiving turkey craft with your kids!