Toddler Activities: Handprint Turkey and Poem
Toddler Activities: Cute Handprint Turkey and free printable poem for Thanksgiving. Cute Thanksgiving Paper craft idea.
Handprint crafts are always fun and easy to make for young children. Embellish with feathers and wiggly eyes with a poem and make a card or
Tempera Paint and brush
Craft Glue for stronger bond (optional)
Print out poem and glue on paper (optional)
- Trace hand of child with marker.
- Color turkey with marker or paint.
- Use paint to add details like ground, sky, etc.
- Glue on wiggly eye and feathers onto traced hand.
- Print or copy poem onto paper.
This isn't just a turkey, as you can see
I made it with my hand, which is a part of me.
It comes with lots of love,
Especially to say...
I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving Day!
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Cut a waddle out of red foam for added texture.
The turkey is one of the most famous birds in North America. In fact, Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle,
the national bird of the United States
The wild turkey we often see in photos or pictures is not the same as the domestic turkey that we serve at Thanksgiving.
Domestic or tame turkeys weigh twice what a wild turkey does and are raised on farms.
Most domestic turkeys are so heavy they are unable to fly. Wild turkeys, however, can fly for short distances at speeds up to 55 miles per hour.
They can also reach speeds of 25 miles per hour on the ground.
Turkeys have great hearing, but no external ears. They can also see in color, and have excellent visual acuity and a wide field of vision,
which makes sneaking up on them difficult.
Turkeys have a poor sense of smell, but an excellent sense of taste.
After the female turkey mates, she prepares a nest under a bush in the woods and lays her tan and speckled brown eggs.
She incubates as many as 18 eggs at a time. It takes about a month for the chicks to hatch.
Books are always a great way to introduce toddler activities