Since Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, we are going to begin our letter recognition series with the letter T. From trees to tractors to turtles, there are many words that begin with the letter T. But when you think about Thanksgiving, what is the one word that you think about that begins with the letter T? TURKEY! So, we created the Letter T Turkey Craft today.
How To Make A Letter T Turkey Craft:
- Brown Card Stock
- Red Card Stock
- Orange Card Stock
- Yellow Card Stock
- Googly Eyes
- Cut a letter T out of the brown card stock. I like to draw a letter T in block lettering and then copy it onto the brown card stock for my students. Then, my students can practice cutting the letter out of the paper.
- Cut feathers out of the red, orange, and yellow card stock. To make each turkey different, you can have a variety of different color paper and have your students pick which color feathers they want on their turkeys.
- Glue the feathers onto the letter T.
- Glue the googly eyes onto the letter T.
- Cut a diamond out of the orange card stock, fold it in half, and glue the diamond onto the letter T for the turkey’s beak.
- Cut an oval out of the red card stock and glue it onto the letter T for the gobbler.
Extend the Learning:
Sing the Letter T song:
Ten toes way down low (point to your toes)
Arms out just like so! (hold both arms straight out)
Head held high in the shade (hold head up)
Letter T, I have made! (jump up in celebration)
Read books with the Letter T:
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano is a silly story about a turkey who tries to disguise himself and dresses up as different animals including a horse, pig, and rooster to avoid Thanksgiving dinner. This book is perfect for perfect for the letter T and Thanksgiving.
Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha is a super cute book about a trash man named Mr. Gilly. He drives around Trashy Town collecting all of trash. At each stop, your students can all say “Dump it in, smash it down, drive around the Trashy Town!”
Creating this Letter T Turkey Craft would be a great addition to your letter recognition series and a fun way for children to learn about the letter T, turkeys, and Thanksgiving.