Preschool Turtle Craft

This preschool turtle craft is absolutely adorable, and your kids will enjoy making it during your spring and summer activities.

My daughter has fond memories of helping her grandmother rescue turtles crossing the road. I have fond memories of watching turtles bathe in the sun on our trips to the local pond.

Your kids will have fond memories of making these adorable turtle paper crafts and adding them to their turtle lessons during the spring and summer.

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Preschool Turtle Craft

This adorable turtle craft is so versatile. You can add it to your turtle theme, pond theme, or Letter Tt preschool activities. Kids will love it!

What You’ll Need

spring life cycle fun

What You’ll Do

Download and print the turtle craft template (scroll to the bottom of the post). Cut out all the pieces of your turtle and set them aside.

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Make a cut from the edge of the circle to the center.

Overlap both sides of the cut and glue in place.

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Decorate the turtle shell with small circles of colored paper.

Cut out the feet and bend them slightly in half.

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Glue the four legs around the perimeter of the circle.

Glue or draw small circles for eyes on the turtle’s head.

Use a black marker to draw the eyes and use a pink pen to draw a smile.

Glue the head to the turtle shell, and you’re all done!

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PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT TURTLES

Fill your book basket with a great collection of turtle 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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Good Night Little Turtle – It’s time for bed. But first, our little turtle needs to say goodnight to his animal friends. We follow him on a short adventure as he says goodnight, one-by-one, to his friend the sheep, bird, frog, dog, rabbit and lion. He brushes his teeth, gets a bedtime story of his own and drifts off to sleep.

The Box Turtle – Terrance the turtle was born without a shell, so he uses a cardboard box instead. Terrance loves his box. It keeps him dry on soggy days, safe from snooping strangers, and is big enough to cozy up with a friend. But when another turtle points out that Terrance’s shell is, well, weird, he begins to wonder whether there might be a better shell out there…

Franklin and the Thunderstorm – Franklin is afraid of thunderstorms. When a storm approaches while he is playing at Fox’s house, a flash of lightning sends Franklin into his shell. He refuses to come out — even for snacks — until his friends make him laugh with their tall tales about what causes storms. And when Beaver explains what really causes thunder and lightning, Franklin begins to feel much safer.
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Teaching Resources

This turtle themed craft kit is the perfect activity for playdates, birthday parties, gifts, or during family time!

Kids love knowing that everything has a place, and the life cycle tray was born out of the recognition for that need. A first of its kind, this life cycle tray allows for order and organization with the freedom to be as creative and expressive as your kiddo needs to be.

Click the button to download the template.

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Preschool Turtle Craft

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This preschool turtle craft is absolutely adorable, and your kids will enjoy making it during your spring and summer activities.

Materials

  • colorful craft papers
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • cup to trace
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • markers

Instructions

    Download and print the turtle craft template (scroll to the bottom of the post). Cut out all the pieces of your turtle and set them aside.

    Make a cut from the edge of the circle to the center.

    Overlap both sides of the cut and glue in place.

    Decorate the turtle shell with small circles of colored paper.

    Cut out the feet and bend them slightly in half.Glue the four legs around the perimeter of the circle.

    Glue or draw small circles for eyes on the turtle’s head.

    Use a black marker to draw the eyes and use a pink pen to draw a smile.

    Glue the head to the turtle shell, and you’re all done!

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