Turkey Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

This Thanksgiving, make one of these turkey paper plate crafts for preschoolers. They’ll look great decorating your learning space throughout the holidays!

As you begin planning your preschool Thanksgiving activities, I know you’ll be looking for a fun craft or two. Paper plate crafts are easy and inexpensive making them perfect for busy preschool moms and teachers. 

With over twenty-five choices shared below, the hardest part will be choosing which one to make first!

This Thanksgiving, make one of these turkey paper plate crafts for preschoolers. They'll look great decorating your learning space throughout the holidays!

As I mentioned above, paper plate crafts are great for busy preschool moms and teachers. Some of the crafts shared below also help preschoolers work on skills such as color matching, color mixing, scissor practice, and more. 

Turkey Paper Plate Crafts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers love exploring their creativity with arts and crafts. They can express the individuality when you give them open-ended craft projects to work on. 

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

Practice color matching with this fun craft. Kids will match colored circles to the same colored feathers on this color match paper plate turkey craftMessy Little Monsters

I haven’t met a kid yet who doesn’t love bubble wrap! Your kids will love using it as an art medium on this bubble wrap paper plate turkeyCrafts on Sea

Your little ones will love strutting around the room wearing a turkey paper plate hat! So cute and so easy. Pink Stripey Socks

This handprint turkey paper plate wreath not only makes a great Thanksgiving decoration, but it also is a great keepsake. Our Kid Things

This paper plate turkey centerpiece is absolutely adorable! It will likely require a little help from an adult (with the weaving), but it’ll be worth it when this guy is sitting on your table or mantel. Non-Toy Gifts 

Blot painting this paper plate turkey craft ensures that each one will turn out different. Red Ted Art

Here’s a fun open-ended (no right or wrong way to do it) paper plate turkey mosaic that your preschoolers will enjoy. It’s easy enough for toddlers to make one, as well. School Time Snippets

This turkey paper plate craft is a great way to encourage little ones to practice cutting with scissors as they cut paper strip feathers. Fantastic Fun and Learning

Interactive crafts are the best because they double as a fun toy! This rocking paper plate turkey is no exception! Kids Craft Room

Preschoolers will work on fine motor skills (pincer grasp) as they paint their paper plate turkey craft with pom pomsCrafts on Sea

This paper plate turkey wreath is bright and colorful. He’ll look so cute hanging up in your preschool space this month! Non-Toy Gifts

Gather up some tissue paper scraps in festive colors so your preschoolers can make this tissue paper turkey craftArtsy Craftsy Mom

The cupcake liner eyes on this turkey craft make him look wide awake for the holidays. JDaniel 4’s Mom

I just love the rolled paper cone feathers on this paper plate turkey craftRed Ted Art

This paper plate turkey craft is a great lead into a discussion about shapes and even patterns if you pattern the feathers. I Heart Crafty Things

These paper plate turkeys are so easy to create, and they’re super simple to individualize. The Resourceful Mama

If you’ve got a little one who is learning to tell time, this turkey craft is perfect! His beak acts as clock hands. Creative Family Fun

Kids can practice counting as they add colorful feathers to this paper plate turkeyThe Best Ideas for Kids

I love the colored plates that add a unique spin to this colorful turkey paper plate craft. Hello, Wonderful

This Thanksgiving, make one of these turkey paper plate crafts for preschoolers. They'll look great decorating your learning space throughout the holidays!

I love lacing crafts. They help preschoolers work on coordination and motor skills. This paper plate turkey lacing craft is adorable, and your kiddos will love it. Non-Toy Gifts

Preschoolers will love painting and patterning this paper plate turkey craft‘s tail feathers. I Heart Crafty Things 

I love the effect of sponge painting on this paper plate turkey craft. Kids can make them as colorful as they want! The Resourceful Mama

This paper plate turkey craft is easy enough for tots and preschoolers to make. For tots and young preschoolers, you will want to precut the tissue paper feathers. Crafty Morning

Here’s a paper plate turkey craft that doubles as a name activity. Kids will add feathers that spell out their name. Growing Book by Book 

Must Have Resources:

When completing these paper plate turkeys at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand. 


Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool turkey 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.

How to Catch a Turkey10 Fat TurkeysThe Very Stuffed Turkey


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!).

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.

The Very Stuffed Turkey – With five homes to visit — Horse’s, Pig’s, Sheep and Goat’s, Cow’s, and Mouse’s –Turkey knows there’ll be a ton of food to eat. But there’ll also be friends and their families who can’t wait to celebrate the holiday with Turkey! Can this very plump bird make it through every meal without bursting?

Round Out Your Unit with These Activities

There’s just something special about the Kids’ Table at family gatherings and Thanksgiving is no exception. This sweet little turkey crayon holder will occupy kiddos of all ages while the finishing touches go into Thanksgiving meal prep. 

These embroidered felt turkey masks inspire creative play and are the perfect dress up tool for your child’s imaginative play. They can be used in so many ways!

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