How to Catch a Turkey Activities

Focus on early math and literacy skills when you add these How to Catch a Turkey activities to your Thanksgiving preschool lessons.

These no-prep book-based activity pages make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving activities for preschoolers.

Kids love the story, and you can extend the learning with these fun worksheets. 

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Don’t miss these free preschool printables! They’re perfect for your Thanksgiving or turkey-themed lesson plans!

How to Catch a Turkey Activities

These print-and-go How to Catch a Turkey printables are perfect for preschoolers. They’ll love digging into the story with these activities.

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How to Catch a Turkey Activities

Preschool and kindergarten children will love these hands-on activities, and they’re perfect for helping little ones engage with the story.

When reading How to Catch a Turkey, you can add one of more of these activities to your to-do list:

• This Thanksgiving, make this adorable toilet paper roll turkey craft with your preschoolers.

• If you’re looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft to do with your preschoolers, look no further! This watercolor paper plate turkey craft is so easy to make.

• Looking for new alphabet games for preschoolers? Don’t miss these turkey-themed alphabet games that are perfect for your lessons this Thanksgiving!

• Preschoolers will love this Thanksgiving Colors sorting activity! Add these Thanksgiving activities to your preschool math center for November.

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Kids ages 3-7 will love diving into the story of one silly turkey with stage fright and a school full of people trying to catch him. These print-and-go worksheets will help you do just that.

What’s Included?

• Color and Trace – Color the pictures of Turkey and the people in the school. Then, trace the words at the bottom of each page. Includes turkey, kids, principal, librarian, and jersey.

• Counting – Count the feathers on the turkeys. Identify the correct number.

• Color Words – Read the color words and color the turkeys accordingly.

• Letter Tracing – Trace the letters and words. Color the picture, if desired. Letters featured include Tt, Bb, Gg, Ll, Pp, and Jj.

Design It – Children will design their own turkey trap.

• Tracing – Trace the uppercase alphabet, lowercase alphabet, and numbers from 1-20.

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• Dab It – Use dot markers to build each letter. Then, color the picture. Letters featured include t, b, g, l, p, and j.

• Cutting practice – Color the turkey and cut it out on the dotted line.

• Beginning Sounds – Cut and paste the objects that begin with t, b, g, l, p, and j.

• Tracing lines – Trace the lines from left to right.

• Cutting – Cut on the dotted lines from the bottom of the page to the top.

• Vocabulary – Name the picture, and trace the word.


Fill your book basket with a great collection of Thanksgiving picture books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

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How to Catch a Turkey – A turkey is running loose in a school right before a Thanksgiving play. Can YOU help catch it? Follow along as students turn their school upside down trying to catch the turkey, ending with a twist that ensures no turkeys are harmed (or eaten!).

Turkey Trouble – Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? 

10 Fat Turkeys – Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. 

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Do you smell that? Is it fall or your new pumpkin pie play dough kit. This homemade pumpkin scented play dough kit is perfect as a party favor, holiday goody bag or even a fun activity at home.

Welcome autumn and encourage creativity in your children with this fall-themed felt creations busy bag. Practice counting and exploring patterns as you put on the turkey’s feathers.


When you present your child with this book-based activity pack, they’ll strengthen their fine motor skills, practice early math and reading skills, and have tons of fun doing it.

You can purchase the entire 34-page book companion in my shop. Just click the button below.

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How to Catch a Turkey Free Printables

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