Turkey Haircuts: Thanksgiving Cutting Activity

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INSIDE: Turkey feather haircuts is a fun and easy fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers! This adorable activity is a great way to practice scissors skills this Thanksgiving!

Turkey haircuts thanksgiving kids activity

Scissors Skills Activity

Practicing scissors skills can start as early as 2 years, depending on the child, but 3 is the better age to start. One of may twins was super keen to learn how to cut when she turned 2 so I started doing activities with her. But my other twin wasn’t quite there developmentally. Their fine motor muscles had not developed enough to allow them to hold the scissors probably. So I practiced other things like paper tearing with them.

Want to find out more on how to teach scissor skills? Check out this post: The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Scissor Skills for more resources.

How to Make Your Turkey Haircuts

Turkey haircuts thanksgiving kids activity

How to Make A Turkey Haircuts activity

  1. Cut the brown construction paper or foam sheet into 4 approximate squares. Cut out the body of the turkey.

  2. Glue, eyes, beak and snoods to the head of the turkey.

  3. Use scissor to cut four sheets of construction paper as shown below. This will be the turkey feathers.

  4. Glue the turkey feathers around the cardboard tube as shown below.

  5. Glue the body of the turkey to the cardboard tube.

  6. Invite your toddler or preschooler to use a pair of child safe scissors to cut the turkey feathers!

Turkey haircuts thanksgiving kids activity

Looking for more Fun Thanksgiving Crafts? Check out these fun ideas:


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  • Brown construction paper or foam sheets
  • Red and orange construction paper
  • Googley eyes
  • Glue
  • Cardboard Tubes
  • Scissors


Turkey haircuts thanksgiving kids activity

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