Looking for a quick, easy, and fun puppet craft to do this weekend with your kids?
Include this printable turkey paper bag puppet template in your activities at home and at school.
Children in preschool and kindergarten may easily make this turkey puppet craft.
This turkey puppet is perfect for learning about birds or being creative during the fall-winter season.
You may also use this puppet craft in your alphabet lessons to teach about the letter T and its phonic sound.
Print a copy of this turkey paper bag puppet template after gathering all the necessary supplies, such as scissors and glue.
We’ve made it as simple as cut and paste!
Aside from being crafty this weekend, children will also improve their fine motor and hand-eye coordination by cutting and assembling the parts.
Make this printable turkey paper bag puppet template a part of your fall season learning plans!
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Printable Turkey Paper Bag Puppet Craft
Turkey Craft Supplies Needed
- Printable Turkey Template <— PURCHASE IN OUR SHOP
- Colored Cardstock or Construction Paper
- White Cardstock Paper
- Colored Pencils, Markers or Crayons
Need more crafty fun? Check out our Turkey Craft, Turkey Template, and Woodland Owl Puppet. They are perfect for those days when staying indoors is the only thing your family can do!
Ideas for Easy Preschool Paper Turkey Craft
We want to help you in creating a fun learning experience for your children, so we’ve gathered all of these ideas for them.
Take a look at these wonderful ideas for incorporating the paper bag puppet of a turkey into your everyday routine at home and at school.
We made certain that all of these ideas are educational and simple to practice.
You are welcome to incorporate any of these ideas into your routines!
1. Fall Turkey Collection for Kids
There are numerous ways to include the printable turkey paper bag puppet template in your activities.
You could even sing or dance to the tune of a turkey song!
If you’re organizing a lesson plan with this turkey paper bag puppet as an art activity, you may also use this turkey collection as learning materials.
Allow children to explore with all of these turkey-themed items before getting their little hands on the turkey puppet craft.
Read about entertaining turkey stories and play with a turkey plush and turkey puzzle blocks with your children!
- There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey!
- 10 Fat Turkeys
- Wild Republic Audubon Birds Turkey Plush with Authentic Bird Sound, Stuffed Animal, Bird Toys for Kids & Birders 5″ , Wild Turkey
- PLUS PLUS – Mini Maker Tube – Turkey – 70 Piece, Construction Building Stem Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for Kids
2. Handprint Turkey Puppet
Aside from making a turkey puppet out of a paper bag, you can also make a turkey puppet out of a stick!
We knew that kids would want more of these simple and inexpensive turkey crafts, so we created this printable turkey paper bag puppet template idea.
Today, create a handprint turkey puppet with those little hands!
Pick up some construction papers, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, and any sticks you have on hand to get started.
On a piece of paper, first trace your child’s hand, then cut out the handprint.
To color the handprint in any color your children desire, use any decorative items you may have.
Using a marker, draw the eyes, beak, and wattle of the turkey along with any other features.
After that, you can attach the handprint craft to a stick.
Participate in this activity with other family members to make different sizes of handprint turkeys!
3. Letter T for Turkey
What’s great about our seasonal paper bag puppets is that they can be used for other subjects as well.
We make certain that we not only encourage children’s creativity but also other abilities.
Use this printable turkey paper bag puppet template in your alphabet lessons to learn about the letter T!
Before you start teaching the kids the alphabet, you may have them work on their puppets first.
As your kids are creating a bird, ask them what kind it is and whether they know what letter it begins with.
To teach the phonic sound of T, emphasize the sound of the first letter in Turkey.
Aside from the turkey paper bag puppet, you can include other visual aids such as a letter T flashcard, foam letter, or cut out.
Make it more exciting and engaging by having your children draw the letter T in the air using vertical and horizontal strokes!
4. Bird Themed Puppet Show
Hosting a puppet show to teach children about birds is another entertaining approach.
Start your bird lesson with this printable turkey paper bag puppet template.
Organizing a puppet show performance using the turkey paper bag can help the children learn more about this bird.
You can start by telling a short story about a turkey or by sharing some facts about them.
As you continue the lesson on birds, let the kids take turns holding the turkey paper bag puppet.
Ask the children if they have ever seen a turkey up close or what they think of this incredible creature.
We hope that these ideas will inspire you to get started building the turkey hand puppet soon!
Children will have a day filled with turkey-themed creative activities.
These ideas will definitely bring out their creativity and productivity to the fullest.
Be sure to keep an eye out for more printable crafts and activities in our collection of seasonal paper bag puppets!
Turkey Paper Bag Puppet Instructions
When you have all the needed supplies on hand, follow these steps to build your paper bag puppet of a turkey.
Help your kids cut out each part of the colored turkey template one at a time.
Your children may use any decorative items they have to alter the black and white turkey template in any way they choose.
The turkey’s tail should first be attached to the brown paper bag directly beneath the folded edge
On top of the tail, add the body.
Next, place both of its legs.
The head of the turkey should then be set on the paper bag’s folded edge.
Place the turkey’s adorable eyes.
Place the beak and wattle last to finish off your turkey puppet.
You did a great job making a turkey that is ready for the fall season!
More Options to Choose:
- You can print the blank version and trace the cut outs on card stock paper for a sturdier turkey paper bag puppet craft,
- Print the turkey template in color for a simple and easy rainy day craft or,
- Print the blank turkey template and use it as a fun coloring sheet activity and then glue the pieces of the turkey craft together.
Printable Turkey Paper Bag Puppet Template
It’s even more fun to make one just by thinking how cute the printable turkey paper bag puppet template is!
Print a copy right away to get started making your own turkey hand puppets for the upcoming fall season!
This puppet pattern would be an excellent fine motor exercise for children who are just learning to cut with scissors.
Assembling the turkey pieces one at a time would allow them to develop better hand-eye coordination.
We guarantee that they will have a great time making their puppets with our simple and easy steps.
With all the templates we’ve prepared for them, your children will have more time to practice and showcase their abilities.
We created a black and white and colored turkey puppet template for them.
Let them pick the template they want to use for their project.
Any template they decide to choose would surely look fantastic!
As you get ready for activities with your kids during the fall season, remember to include this in your learning plans!