Thanksgiving Turkey Activities For Kids

Miffy loves to celebrate the holidays and is really excited for Thanksgiving!  From creating homemade turkeys to decorating pancakes shaped like turkeys, Miffy’s created some simple and fun activities for her friends!

Supplies For All Activities

For Turkey Drawing

  • Colored construction paper
  • Crayons (orange, yellow, red, black and brown)

For Turkey Puppet

  • 1 plate, piece of cardboard or stiffer paper
  • 1 glue stick or tape
  • 1 popsicle stick

For “Turkey” Pancakes

  • Pancake mix and relevant ingredients (please use directions on back of mix or choose preferred recipe)
  • 2 blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 raspberry
  • Veggie sticks, carrots or pretzels

Turkey Puppet

Place a right hand (yours or your children’s hand) palm down on top of construction paper. With brown crayon, outline the hand.  On the thumb, draw an eye, a beak and a snood (also known as a gobble!).  Using alternating colors, color the other four fingers.  You can stop there or create your own Thanksgiving-themed puppet!

Thanksgiving Turkey Drawing For Preschoolers
Turkey Drawing

Cut out turkey shape, and glue it to cardboard, thick card stock or a plate. Cut around the turkey outline.  Tape or glue a popsicle stick to the bottom of the turkey.

Toddler arts and crafts project
Easy turkey puppet arts & crafts project for toddlers

Turkey Pancakes

Make pancakes according to directions on the mix.  Add two blueberries for eyes, ½ a clementine piece for a beak, a raspberry for a snood (also known as a gobble!).  Cut a banana in half and in half again.  Use 3-4 banana pieces for feathers and break a pretzel,veggie stick or carrots into feet and add. Take a bite and enjoy!

Preschool Turkey Pancake
Thanksgiving Pancake

Turkey Songs

No fun event would be complete without a few songs!  Below are a variety of fun Turkey-based songs set to kids’ favorite tunes, including the “Turkey Hokey Pokey” and “Did You Ever See A Turkey?” Song lyrics are courtesy of The Little Giraffes’ Teaching Ideas website and the Mandell School in NYC.

Did You Ever See A Turkey?

Tune: Did You Ever See A Lassie

Did you ever see a turkey, a turkey, a turkey,

Did you ever see a turkey (go) this way and that?

(Go) this way and that way and this way and that way?

Did you ever see a turkey go this way and that?

Additional Verses: Gobble, Flap, Waddle, Run, Jump

Hello Mr. Turkey

Tune: If You’re Happy And You Know It

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you? (clap clap)

With a gobble, gobble gobble

And a wobble, wobble, wobble

Oh, hello Mr. Turkey how are you? (clap clap)

Hello Mr. Turkey how are you

Turkey Pokey

Tune: Hokey Pokey

You put your right wing in.

You put your right wing out.

You put your right wing in,

And you shake it all about.

You do the turkey pokey

And you turn your self around.

That’s what it’s all about.

Additional verses:

Left wing (left arm)

Drumsticks (legs)

Stuffing (tummy)

Wattle (head)

Tail feathers (bottom)

Turkey body (whole self)




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