These leaf turkeys are a great last-minute Thanksgiving craft idea. You can even make this a whole body movement activity by raking up some leaves to use as the turkey’s feathers! Mix in this Boot Scoot ‘n Shuffle activity for even more fun!
What You’ll Need:
-toilet paper roll (cut in half)
-colorful fall leaves with stems
-orange/yellow paper or tape
-masking or other heavy duty tape
What to Do:
Have kids gather up 5-7 colorful leaves, holding them in a bunch securely by the stems. Use wrap a piece of masking tape around the bundle of stems to hold them all together. This is a great bilateral coordination task!
Tape the bundle of leaves securely to the inside of the toilet paper roll so the leaves are sticking up like the turkey’s feathers.
Add your google eyes to the front of the toilet paper roll along with a small triangle of orange/yellow tape or paper for the turkey’s beak. Draw the turkey’s red wattle near the beak with the red marker.
That’s all there is to it! These little turkeys would be perfect to use as decorations at your Thanksgiving place settings!
For Virtual Sessions:
This is a super simple activity to facilitate during a virtual therapy session! Have kids collect pretty colored leaves ahead of time with their parent/caregiver. Then, all they’ll need is a toilet paper roll, paper, and markers. Demonstrate the steps of the craft as the child follows along with their craft materials and assistance from their parent/caregiver.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving activities? Leave us a comment below!
Here are some of our tried and true favorites:
This fun Don’t Topple the Teepee Fine Motor Game would be the perfect addition to your kids’ table on Thanksgiving Day!
Kids will love getting a turn to set the Thanksgiving table with this fun Table Setting Spinner Game.
Keep everyone entertained at the dinner table with these 15 Kids Table Activities.
And these Taped Up Turkey Feathers are great crafty fun with a fine motor twist!