Shape Turkey Craft For Kids

When you are teaching shapes it’s easy to fall into a rut, this activity is a great example of how to mix shapes into art seamlessly. This is a fun way of including Thanksgiving crafts into your math lesson.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need Various colors of construction paper, googly eyes, scissors, glue and markers.
  2. Give your child a piece of construction paper you have cut into a big square, have them decorate it with markers ( or crayons) if they are old enough you can ask them to draw the very first thanksgiving, or maybe a farm scene. If they want to just go abstract that’s perfect too.
  3. While your child is drawing cut out 5 hearts 4 large and one tiny.
  4. Next cut out a large oval, a rectangle , a small circle and a triangle.
  5. Time to start gluing! Start with your hearts. Arrange them so that the points are down , they are going to be the feathers.
  6. Next glue the oval lengthwise over the bottom of the hearts.
  7. Now the rectangle. When something has to be glued in a certain direction I like to add the glue first so my son can see how it goes without me looming over him, then he can succeed on his own!
  8. Add the circle for the head.
  9. I did the googly eyes because my son was trying to put it in his mouth (will it never end?) , also add the triangle and tiny heart for a beak and waddle.


I have a turkey, big and fat.
He spreads his tail and walks like that.
His bowl of corn he would not miss
And when he talks, it sounds like this
Gobble Gobble Gobble!


  1. *~*Lis*~* says

    Oh that’s a great idea!!! We already made our turkeys but I’m sure I can fit this in also.

    I love how you put the glue down and let your son figure it out – I totally stole that idea from you. My daughter doesn’t “get it” when we use the glue sticks, but when we use real glue she knows just what to do.

    Thanks as always for your ideas!

  2. Heather - says

    Nice project! My 2yo doesn’t put the googlies in his eyes, but I bet he tries to feed them to the 10 month old! Ha ha!

  3. [email protected] says

    This is such a good idea! I’ll be linking.

  4. me says

    I found your blog thru my friend Kristen and what a blessing it is! My 3 year old doesn’t stop and it’s hard to find things to keep her interest. I will for sure be a return costumer! So keep the ideas flowing. :) Thanks again!

  5. a says

    my 3 y/o son and i love your blog & all the projects you post! thank you so much for all the time you spend sharing all these ideas with us. it is SO MUCH appreciated!!! :)

    have a great day!

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