Check out this free Life Cycle of a Turkey Worksheet! When it comes to learning about turkeys, why not start with how they’re born and how they age?
We do a lot of life cycle learning in our house because I think that it’s important to learn the processes of how things grow and evolve. From plants to animals, we like to study it all.
And with Thanksgiving literally, right around the corner, the time has never been more perfect to study turkeys and their life cycles as well. Who knows – you just might learn something new as well about these big lovely birds!
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Life Cycle of a Turkey Worksheet
Since we’re in November, it’s time for all things turkey to take place! The kids may love talking about Thanksgiving and learning fun crafts but now is the time to teach them a bit about turkeys, too.
The best part of this turkey life cycle activity is that it breaks it down so that it’s simple and easy for all ages. Life cycles are a great way to talk to the kids about animals and about how they age and grow.
I also like life cycle learning because it puts it in perspective about the process of how something starts all the way to the end. This is great for kids who are visual learners to help assist with that thought process.
Make sure to check out my Fun Turkey Crafts for Kids for fun activities to pair with these life cycle sheets!
Recommended Turkey Books for Kids
Thanksgiving books are always fun to read. Because what’s not to love about Thanksgiving? It’s a holiday that is all about food, turkey, and family! And those three things combined are what a lot of these books are about.
Even if you’re not a fan of eating turkey, you can still appreciate the life of one and add some fun books to your reading plan. All of these books star turkeys as the main character and are a fun way to have the kids sit down and enjoy reading a great book.
We like to take turns reading and really delve into the pages of the books. Some are funny and some offer a few more facts about turkeys than others.
Either way, they’re great to have on hand to enjoy. The kids can appreciate having book options in the house because they’re great for them to sit down and open up and read.
I tend to pull these books out during the month of November and have them on hand during the entire month leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The kids cycle through them, and will often read them multiple times – and then when they’re done, I put them back in the book box until next year!
Recommended Turkey Books
This fall season, you don’t want to miss including some turkey lessons in your homeschool curriculum! So check out these good reads that will keep your child engaged while learning about turkeys!
Turkey Goes to School (Turkey Trouble)This Turkey Wants To Hide – A Fun-Filled Early Reader Story Book for Preschool, Toddlers, Kindergarten and 1st Graders: An Interactive, Simple, Easy to … Tale for Kids ages 2 to 5 (This Book 17)Turkey TroubleA Plump and Perky TurkeyTurkeys on the Family Farm (Animals on the Family Farm)Turkey: Fun Facts on Farm Animals for Kids #10
What is the life cycle of a turkey?
This is what this printable is all about. But just as a heads up, the life cycle of a turkey is in 4 phases:
- young turkey
The great thing about this life cycle printable is that it not only gives the kids a visual but it also has them match the phase of the cycle with the right picture as well.
I love teaching kids this way because they can associate the correct answer by pictures and words. (and also work on their spelling and reading at the same time!)
Let your kids practice hand and eye coordination with these fun Thanksgiving Tracing Worksheets.
Recommended Turkey Toys
Don’t forget to pair up turkey toys with this learning printable! These are a fun way to have the kids have turkey toys to play with and also combine with your learning at home.
I love pairing toys up with printables because it’s just a great way to keep the kids engaged and active. They’ll also love having a new toy in the house because that’s always an exciting time.
If you’re looking for a fun Thanksgiving toy or a simple idea to surprise the kid, it could be a fun way to have them learn about turkeys by having a small gift as well.
These would also be great for Christmas, birthdays, or any other time of the year that you like to gift or give surprises to the kids.
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Recommended Turkey Toys
Ready to have some fun this fall? Get some of these turkey toys for your child! The perfect way to spend your Thanksgiving holidays.
Schleich Farm World, Animal Toys for Boys and Girls, Realistic Bird, Turkey Toy Figurine, Ages 3+PLUS PLUS – Mini Maker Tube – Turkey – 70 Piece, Construction Building Stem Toy, Interlocking Mini Puzzle Blocks for KidsMud Pie Kids Turkey Shaped Floor Puzzle, 21100 Piece Jigsaw Puzzles for Kids & Adults Happy Thanksgiving Turkey Thanksgiving Day Educational Game Toys,Fun Puzzle Educational Family Game Toys Adults Home Decoration Colorful Puzzle Giftsgarmelon Thanksgiving Wooden Puzzles Gift for Toddler, 6 Pack Puzzles Thanksgiving Autumn Fall Harvest Party Favors for Toddlers 3+ Year Old Boys GirlsCute I Spy Thanksgiving Book for Kids Ages 2-5: An Exciting and Interactive Guessing Game, Turkeys Activity Book and Coloring for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Fun ways to learn about turkeys
There are actually a lot of ways that you can learn about turkeys this time of year. The kids can easily open up any of the books and ready about turkeys as part of the learning process.
You can also see if there are any turkeys in your neck of the woods and go out and see them in person. Some people have turkeys on their farm and that would be the safest place to look.
Make sure that the kids understand to never go out in the woods alone looking for turkeys because there is turkey hunting seasons that happen and it’s not safe to wander during that time.
If there is a bird sanctuary or a farmer who has turkeys, give them a call and ask if you can schedule a trip to take a look!
Make sure to talk to the kids about the life cycle of turkeys before you go and see them. That way when they see a turkey face to face, they can identify what phase the turkey is in and then you can have a discussion about it as well.
You can even take a notebook and have the kids observe the turkeys out in their habitat or area that they’re living. They can write down what they do during the time that they see them, what they eat, how they sound, and anything else unique that they want to record.
Once you get back home, it’s a great time to talk about the observations and have a conversation.
Do you want to try some fun and exciting activities? Check out my list of Thanksgiving STEM activities for your kids to have a great time while learning this year.
More Turkey Activities
If you like these turkey printables, make sure to pair them up with some of these other fun turkey activities!
Don’t throw away your empty toilet paper rolls because your preschooler or kindergartener will need them to make this super easy turkey craft.
Kids will love this cute and simple Thanksgiving craft! You just need a few simple craft supplies and you’re ready to make this paper turkey craft.
Do you need ideas on what activities are perfect for kindergarteners? Check this list of fun and engaging turkey activities for kindergarten!
If you have a preschooler, I suggest you try these fun turkey activities.
Magic Model Turkey by 3 Dinosaurs
Easy Egg Carton Turkey Craft by STEAMsational