Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet for Preschool – 1st Grade Post Preview: Use this free printable 16-page packet for children to work on fine motor skills with a Thanksgiving theme. Activities include tracing, cutting, coloring, and more.
Thanksgiving is coming up in just a couple of weeks! November has felt weird so far, and I keep needing to remind myself that it’s not October anymore, and yet one-third of November is already done.
I have a new 16-page packet full of fine motor skill practice activities for kids just in time for Thanksgiving. It includes tracing, coloring, drawing, and more. You might remember some of the other fine motor skills packets I’ve introduced this year:
- Back to School fine motor skills packet
- 4th of July fine motor skills packet
- Halloween fine motor skills packet
And bonus – the printable Thanksgiving fine motor skills packet even has an option to be able to get it for free!
Note: The Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet download is available much farther down in the post, so be sure to scroll all the way down to get it.
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Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet for Preschool – 1st Grade
This printable Thanksgiving-themed packet for preschool – 1st grade is a great way to work on a variety of fine motor skills. The 16-page packet has cute pictures for kids to color in addition to several types of other fine motor skills.
Each page of the packet has directions for what to do on that page.
Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Printable Contents
Turkey Sizes Activity
Students will color the three turkeys on the page. They can then trace the lines around the turkeys, cut them out, and then place them in order by size on another piece of paper.
If you prefer, you can also attach the turkeys that have been cut out onto craft sticks and make fun turkey stick puppets of three different sizes. (This suggestion is not on the printed page.)
Thanksgiving-themed Cut and Glue Patterns Page
Children will figure out what comes next in a set of simple patterns. They can then cut out the correct answer from the bottom of the page and glue it in the next spot. This page includes three different patterns. The graphics are a turkey dinner, a cornucopia, and a pumpkin.
Students can also color the pictures on this pattern page if they would like to do so. You could also just print it on a seasonally-colored sheet of paper, if you prefer.
If your children or students like this type of activity, they might also enjoy the free 8-page Cut and Paste Fall Patterns Packet as well.
Color and Cut Page
This page features five Thanksgiving-themed pictures that kids can color. After they color them, there is a dotted line for cutting each picture out. These pictures could be glued onto another paper or made into stick puppets by using craft sticks.
Pictures included: turkey, pie, cornucopia, pie, dinner plate, the Mayflower
Turkey Coloring Page
Children can have fun coloring this full-page turkey coloring sheet. This would be great for putting up on the refrigerator or mailing to a relative with a “Happy Thanksgiving!” note.
Build a Turkey Coloring and Activity Page
Children can make their own turkey by coloring the turkey’s body and then gluing on craft feathers or construction paper feathers.
Thanksgiving-themed Line Tracing (4 pages)
There are four tracing pages in this packet. Each page has Thanksgiving pictures and a variety of types of lines for students to trace. If desired, children can color the pages as well.
If you want to be able to use these pages over and over again, you can color and laminate them before using them. Students would then trace the lines with a dry erase marker.
This set includes pilgrim hats, turkeys, turkey dinners, and the Mayflower.
Turkey Feather Counting Practice Pages (5 pages)
Each of these pages has two turkey feather counting task cards. However, you can leave them intact on a single page and not cut them out into smaller pages, if you prefer.
On each card, students are shown a picture of a turkey with the appropriate number of feathers for that card. Students will then draw the same number of feathers on their featherless turkey pictures.
If you prefer, this is another activity that could be colored and cut ahead of time and laminated for multiple uses. Students would then either use a dry erase marker to draw in their feathers or manipulatives to place on the card to represent their turkey feathers.
Appropriate Ages for the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet
While I have specifically mentioned preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as the grade levels for the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet, that is not really the only group of students that this is appropriate for. It’s just the range that will have the largest number of students that it will work for.
You may find that some of the activities in this packet may be appropriate for your older toddler. I would never force a toddler to sit and work on a printable activity, but they might like using crayons or markers on some of the pictures.
If you have an older student who would benefit from fine motor skill practice because of delays or disabilities, this packet may also be perfect for them. Of course, you know your child or student best and if this activity will seem like too much of a “little kid” activity to them, then I would recommend that you find other more age-appropriate activities to use.
Thanksgiving Extension Activities and Fun
You can keep scrolling to get to the Halloween Fine Motor Skills Packet if you’d like. However, if you’d like some ideas for other school-themed activities, you might like some of these!
Have some more coloring fun with these Thanksgiving bookmarks. I recommend printing these on white cardstock and maybe even laminating them.
Here is a whole Thanksgiving Unit Study for Preschool and Kindergarten students!
For kids on the older end of the suggested ages for the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet, this set of three printable Easy Thanksgiving Word Search Puzzles might be a fun Thanksgiving-themed activity.
This Thanksgiving I Spy Printable, from Paper Trail Design, can be a fun Thanksgiving-themed printable activity for kids.
It might be because I grew up in the 1980s, but self-inking stamps fill me with some childhood level joy. This set of Fall self-inking stamps would be so much fun to get for some fall-themed fun and some fine motor skills too!
Here is a whole November set of lessons for PreK!
The Thanksgiving Fine Motor Packet is free for personal or classroom use, exclusively for Real Life at Home email subscribers. (It is also available without subscribing. See details in the next section.)
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Note: During the pandemic, you may share it in a secure Google Classroom only with your students and their parents (or another similar secure online classroom where only your students have access).
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As I mentioned above, the Thanksgiving Fine Motor Skills Packet is free for current and new email subscribers.
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Juliann Stedwill says
This link is not working. Help please. Thank you.
Angie Kauffman says
Hi Juliann –
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I hope that helps!