Free printable Thanksgiving poem for kids!
It’s that time of year when we are thinking about what we are thankful for. This adorable free printable Thanksgiving poem for kids has a blank space at the bottom to add a handprint or draw some turkey handprint art! This is a great Thanksgiving printable for teachers, tot-school turkey hand craft, homeschool Thanksgiving activity, or sweet poem to send to grandma!
This is another addition to our Fingerprint Poems for Preschoolers collection!
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Who is ready for sweet potatoes and turkey?!
If you are getting your kids’ table ready, add this Thankful Hands poem to their Thanksgiving activities! Just print out a few copies and leave one at each place setting for the kids! It’s easy enough to do right at the table (if they trace their hand and skip the actual handprint. Paint and mashed potatoes sounds like an unnecessary mess 😉 )
Thanksgiving Poem for Kids- Thankful Hands handprint poem and turkey craft!
This is a free printable poem. It is exclusive to the Happy Moms newsletter list but you can join free below and I will send the poem right over for you to print!
Some tips for getting the best results with kids making their own handprints:
- Always use kid-safe paints! Safety first!
- Protect your work service and use old clothes (common sense cautions!)
- Printing on card stock will give you a stronger surface for handprints and will hold up better to paint
- Print several copies as it may take more than one try to get a good one!
- Try applying the paint to their little hands with a paintbrush instead of having them try to dip (much less messy)
- Use the straight down, straight up technique for getting a good print (like we did here)
- Have wet paper towels ready for quick cleanup!
- After it dries, add the finished product to a nice frame so they can proudly display their treasure!
How to make handprint turkey art:
Here is a close-up of how we decorated our turkey: (more instructions below)
- We used brown paint for the handprint (fingers spread to make the feathers!)
- Add color around the fingers in a feather shape with crayon
- Add a beak, legs, and gobbler using crayons
- Use glue to add a googly eye to your turkey!
Now you have a Thanksgiving poem for kids and turkey handprint art to celebrate the holiday!