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Handprint and footprint turkey

Sunday, November 01, 2015 9:47 PM | Deleted user


  • Brown, red, yellow, orange and black (or other) construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Print out of poem (below)


  1. Trace each child's shoe and cut it out to make the body of the turkey.
  2. Trace each child's hand on red, orange, and yellow construction paper and cut them out to make the turkeys feathers. (It's easiest to just trace their hands once and then use them as a template for the other colors.)
  3. Help the kids glue their feathers down and then their turkey body on top of the feather.
  4. Cut a triangle out of the scrap orange paper for a beak and a squiggly gobbler out of the red paper. (Make sure to have the kids point out the colors and shapes while their putting their turkeys together.) Glue the eyes, beak, and gobbler on as pictured.
  5. Read the poem together. During this part you can have the kids point out the letter of the week in the poem or find site words depending on where they are in their development.
  6. Have kids glue the poem on.  (Text below)

    This isn’t just a Turkey 
    As anyone can see, 
    I made it with my hand and foot 
    Which are parts of me. 
    It comes with lots of love 
    Especially to say, 
    I hope that you have a very 

Adapted from Mamas Like Me.

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