Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

Every Thanksgiving we like to journal the things we are most thankful for. This Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable makes it even easier to teach little ones the art of gratitude!
Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

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I love how the month of November helps us cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our kids, our families and ultimately our hearts.

Thanksgiving is my *favorite* holiday!!

Last year we made a Thanksgiving tree. We added leaves each day with things we are grateful for. We still have our leaves from last year. It’s fun to see the transformation of our priorities, as we compare what we are thankful for, from year to year.

This year my daughter wanted to make another gratitude craft!

Supplies needed to make your Thankful Turkey Can:


  1. First, glue the scraps of the paper bag to the sides of the can. Then, coat that with glue. When it dries, add the wings and embellishments.
  2. Paint the feet, tail feathers, and the beak orange.  Next, fold the beak, and glue half of the beak down so that your turkey has a mouth. Paint the wings brown.
  3. Glue googly eyes, and paint some eyebrows over them.

Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

Fill your Thankful turkey can with pencils and pens.  Every day, sit down and journal – what things are you most thankful for?  

Set aside some family time so that everyone can share what they are grateful for! 

Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Kids 

What is your family’s favorite way to reflect on gratitude? Comment below! 


  1. Well, the turkey has actually very little to be thankful for 😛

  2. The can Turkey is a great project. Tried it with the grand daughters and they loved it. Thanks for the printable, it helped a lot.

  3. I remember making something like this when I was in school! This is a great kids craft that is fun to make too! Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

  4. I love the idea of having the mom journal and the kids see what they’ve done to make her thankful. Great craft! – will be featuring on Monday’s After School Linky.

  5. This is one of the cutest Turkey crafts ever! Heehee! I love it. 🙂

  6. This is really cute and looks fun to make. I just pinned it 🙂

  7. Adorable! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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