Turkey Activities For Toddlers To Help Teach The Letter T

Gobble, gobble! It’s time for the letter T! T, as in turkey. I absolutely love everything about Thanksgiving, like the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and of course, the pumpkin pie! So when I was trying to figure out some educational activities to go along with my toddler school curriculum, I just couldn’t leave turkey activities for toddlers out since turkey and Thanksgiving both start with the letter T!

Lesson Components

This unit is made up of 5 lessons that will each work on the following activities:

Art Activities


Grab a couple of paper plates and some paint colors like yellow, orange, and red to create this adorable turkey! Use brown paper, liquid glue, and a fork to paint the rim of the paper plate. This is the perfect thanksgiving craft to put on your dinner table!

Math Activities


Give your toddler these turkey number match cards and some counters. This activity not only helps with number recognition but also counting! Let your toddler count the turkeys and match the number of counters needed.

Fine Motor Skills Activities


Grab colorful golf t’s or feathers and push them partially into a foam half-ball. You’ve now made yourself a fine motor-turkey! Give your toddler a wooden hammer and let them hammer the feathers into the ball. Remind them to be gentle!


Fine motor skills are very important in toddler and preschooler development, and one of the most challenging skills is the ability to cut. Grab some children’s dull point scissors and have your toddler practice cutting on the lines to the center.

Looking for some other fall fine motor activities? I share 6 engaging and helpful fine motor skills activities in this fall fine motor blog post.

Sensory Bins


Add some feathers to the bottom of a bin and place all puzzle piece cards throughout the bin. Show the letter cards for T and t. Review the difference between an uppercase T or a “big t” and a lowercase t or “little t.”Your child’s job is to match each puzzle piece while reviewing letter names!


Everyone loves a good build-a-turkey! Give your child some play dough, feathers, candy corn, and googly eyes to create the cutest little thanksgiving turkey. You’ll have one happy toddler!

Literacy Activities


Memory was one of my favorite childhood games. In this game, you will flip the cards over and play a matching game with your toddler. Two two cards over at a time to see if they match. Review the vocabulary word on each card to help your child master a few new words.

Turkey Activities For Toddlers

Turkey acitvities

These aren’t the only fun turkey activities included in my turkey themed toddler curriculum. You’ll get 5 days of lessons full of math, literacy, sensory play, fine motor, and more! Your toddler won’t even realize they are learning. That’s the best, isn’t it?

Don’t Forget!

Don’t forget I have a whole toddler curriculum focused on the alphabet! You can grab all these turkey activities for toddlers, the letter t, and more in my Toddler School A-Z Curriculum. Keeping routine when learning the alphabet is not only helpful for children but makes life easier for you! You’ll get all you see here and activities for the rest of the alphabet, all at almost a 50% discount when you can grab the Toddler School A-Z Curriculum here!

Looking For More Fall-Themed Activities?

Fall allows for so many fun activities. It is a great time to make a paper turkey, learn all about fall vocabulary, or create a fall bucket list. In one of my favorite blog posts, I’ve got a list of fall activities for kids that is filled with even more fall fun for you and your little ones!


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