Age: Preschool through elementary
Time: 30 minutes or more
Type of activity: Arts-and-crafts
- Brown, red, orange, yellow, and green construction paper. You can use more colors if you'd like.
- Elmer's glue
Welcome your holiday guests with these easy-to-make turkey place cards.
Before you begin, draw and cut out all the shapes you'll need from the construction paper:
- Two 3" brown circles
- One brown pear shape (2" x 1.5") for the turkey's head and neck
- Ten rocket-shaped tail feathers about (5" x 1") in a variety of colors
- 1 small yellow triangle for the turkey's beak
- 1 red L-shaped gobbler
- 3" x 6" rectangles in different colors for each guest (folded in half)
- Place one of the brown circles flat on the table. Glue the colorful tail feathers in a fan shape along the bottom of the circle.
- Glue the second brown circle on top of the first (covering the glued part of the tail feathers).
- Glue the circle to the front of the folded rectangle.
- Glue the pear shape onto the circle to create the turkey's neck and head.
- Bend the yellow triangle so that it looks like a beak. Glue it to the top of the turkey head.
- Glue the gobbler below the beak.
- Using a marker, create eyes for your turkey.
- Write a guest's name on the brown circle body.
Your first turkey is ready to show a Thanksgiving guest where to sit at the table.
Repeat the steps above to make a place card for each guest.