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Turkey Building Letters Activity

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. 

Letter Building Activity

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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What’s Included:

  • 26 Turkey Capital Letter Cards

What Else Is Needed:

To get this alphabet activity for your preschoolers, 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. 

Thanksgiving Alphabet Activity

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.

Thanksgiving Letter Formation Activity

Your kids will then use craft sticks to build the letter on the card. 

Thanksgiving Letter Recognition Activity

They can also form the letters with mini erasers, pom poms, or other small manipulatives. 

Letter Formation Activity

After your children can build all the letters, you can have them construct their names, CVC words, sight words, and much more. 

Letter Recognition Activity

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.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey Sequencing Activity

Turkey Cut & Paste Book

Letter T Turkey Craft

Turkey Building Letters Activity

Turkey Tracing Worksheets

You May Also Like These Thanksgiving Morning Tubs:

These Thanksgiving Morning Tubs are fun, hands-on activities used to learn and review concepts.

This set includes 5 literacy and 5 math for kids in preschool or kindergarten. Click on the picture to learn more about this bundle! 

Download the Turkey Building Letters Activity:

To get the printables for this turkey building letter activity, fill out the form.



Monday 7th of November 2022

Where do you find the short popsicle sticks to build the turkey letters? Thanks.

ABC's of Literacy

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

I ordered them from Amazon. There are links to the ones I bought in the post. I also give you instructions on how to make your own. Hope that helps!


Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Love this activity!


Friday 28th of October 2022

Thank you

Michele Schuerman

Friday 28th of October 2022

Love all your creative learning activities!


Thursday 27th of October 2022

These are great printables, thank you!

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