This Turkey Building Letters Activity is a “turkey-iffic” way for your kids to practice identifying and forming capital letters using craft sticks!
Your preschoolers and kindergarteners will work on learning the ABC’s as they practice naming and forming the capital letters the turkey has built.
As they construct the letters, your young learners will also be develop their fine motor skills which is so important for pre-readers and pre-writers.
Before your children can learn how to read, they need to learn 5 pre-reading skills including letter knowledge.
As a part of letter knowledge, your pre-readers need to name and form all the letters of the alphabet.
Using engaging alphabet activities like this one will help your kids learn and practice those skills.
Getting Ready to Use the Turkey Letter Building Activity:
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- 26 Turkey Capital Letter Cards
What Else Is Needed:
- White Card Stock or Copy Paper
- Craft Sticks
- Mini Craft Sticks
- Laminator and Lamination Pouches (optional)
To get this alphabet activity for your preschoolers, click on the button below and fill out the form. Then, download and print the cards that you want to use.
Next, cut the cards apart. (There are two per page.) You may want to also laminate the cards so your children can use this activity over and over.
For this activity, your kids will need to use both the full-size and mini craft sticks. You can order either the colored or natural mini ones from Amazon or make your own.
To make your own set of mini craft sticks, cut the full-size ones in half. You will then want to sand the cut edge so it isn’t sharp or rough for your little ones.
How to Use the Turkey Letter Building Mats:
To begin this letter recognition activity, your preschoolers will pick a card and identify the capital letter on it.
Your kids will then use craft sticks to build the letter on the card.
They can also form the letters with mini erasers, pom poms, or other small manipulatives.
After your children can build all the letters, you can have them construct their names, CVC words, sight words, and much more.
This Thanksgiving-themed Turkey Building Letters Activity is a fun, hands-on way for preschoolers to work on letter recognition and formation!
More Thanksgiving Literacy Activities:
There are many other learning activities that you kids can do to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here are some of our favorite books and activities for young learners:
Thanksgiving Books for Kids:
You can pair these Thanksgiving stories with this resource to extend the activity and make learning fun!
Turkey Trouble by Wendy Silvano
How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey by Lucille Colando
Thanksgiving Literacy Activities for Kids:
With these themed activities, your students can practice letter recognition, fine motor skills, and much more.
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Download the Turkey Building Letters Activity:
To get the printables for this turkey building letter activity, click on the button below and fill out the form.