Discover the captivating world of turkeys with our engaging and educational life cycle of a turkey worksheet!
In these 8-page life cycle worksheets all about the turkey, you will find a life cycle of a turkey, an information report, opinion writing, turkey research, and more.
These worksheets are perfect for 2nd to 4th grade students, but can easily be adapted for younger or older learners.
Best of all, these worksheets require no preparation, making them ideal for those last minute learning moments at home or in school.
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Interesting facts about turkeys
Here are 8 fun and interesting facts about turkeys that kids will enjoy:
- Turkeys have heads that can change colors! When a turkey gets excited or wants to communicate, its head can change from blue to red and white.
- Unlike the turkeys we see around Thanksgiving, wild turkeys are actually good fliers. They can fly at speeds of up to 55 miles per hour for short distances.
- Turkeys have some funny parts on their faces! The wattle is the flap of skin under a turkey’s chin, and the snood is the fleshy bit that hangs over their beaks. These parts might look strange, but they have important jobs, like helping turkeys show their feelings.
- Even though they can fly, turkeys prefer to run. They can run as fast as 20-25 miles per hour, which is faster than many kids can run!
- Turkeys make a sound called a “gobble.” It’s like their way of saying “hello” to other turkeys. Did you know that only male turkeys (called toms) gobble? Female turkeys (called hens) make a quieter sound.
- Turkeys have really good eyesight. They can see in color and have a wide field of vision—almost 270 degrees! This helps them watch out for predators.
- Turkeys are actually quite clever. They can learn to recognize their names and the voices of people who take care of them. Some people even say they’re as smart as cats or dogs!
- Did you know that turkeys were part of the first Thanksgiving feast in the United States? They weren’t the main dish like they are today, but they were definitely part of the celebration!
Remember, turkeys are fascinating birds with lots of cool features. If you ever get a chance to observe them up close, you might discover even more amazing things about them!
These are just ideas, let the children come up with their own answers.
Life cycle of a turkey printable
The kids are going to love our free turkey life cycle printables. You will love it too, especially as you will already have all the supplies needed!
- cardstock (printer paper will also work)
- coloring pens
- paper cutter or scissors
- brass fasteners
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What’s included in the download?
Print out the turkey worksheets below, they will print out on 9 full pages. Make sure to check the printer settings.
- Research turkey information plus find 8 interesting facts about them.
- Opinion writing.
- Turkey fact sheet, use the internet and books to learn more about them.
- Research the 4 main stages of the turkey’s life.
- Color and label the parts of a turkey.
- Color and label the different cycles of the turkey.
- Turkey foldable craft, color, cut, stick, and fold the 4 main life stages.
- Turkey life cycle spinning wheel craft.
The first worksheet is a planning sheet where the children have to find out about turkeys. What their appearance is, their habitat and diet, movement, and any interesting facts.
I love this opinion writing worksheet. Which do you like better a chicken or a turkey?
The children will need access to the internet to complete the information about turkeys. They need to find:
- In what countries can you find turkeys in their natural habitat?
- How long do turkeys live? In the wild, and in captivity
- How many babies do they typically have?
- The type of birth, is it egg or live?
- What food do turkeys eat? How do they get their food?
- What is the population of turkeys? What is their biggest threat?
Research the different stages of a turkey’s life cycle.
The next two pages involve labeling and coloring the turkey.
Label the parts of a turkey worksheet, foot, wattle, tail feathers, snood, breast feathers, and body. Then color in the turkey.
On the next page, the children have to color the different stages of the turkey’s life, and then label which is which.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to grab all 8 free life cycle of a turkey worksheets.
Free turkey crafts
The first page is a fun turkey craft that involves coloring, folding, cutting, and gluing.
I recommend coloring the images in first, but if you are working with much younger children then you might want to cut them in advance.
Cut up the turkey craft, younger children may need some help.
Sort the images into the correct order and glue them under the turkey. When you have glued the pictures you need to fold them along the dotted lines.
The next turkey craft is the life cycle of a turkey spinner wheel.
Cut out the two circles, and make sure on the turkey life cycle image you cut out the blank quarter.
Place the turkey life cycle image with the quarter cut out on top of the other image and add a brass fastener to the middle.
The best turkey books for kids
Carry on learning about turkeys with these fun book lists for kids:
Turkey Trouble! In this hilarious picture book, Turkey is determined to avoid becoming the main course at Thanksgiving dinner. He disguises himself as different farm animals in a series of comical outfits to outsmart the farmer. The story takes readers on a clever adventure as Turkey tries to find the perfect disguise and escape his Thanksgiving fate.
How to Catch a Turkey. In this fun and imaginative book, kids embark on a delightful quest to catch a turkey just in time for Thanksgiving. Filled with creative traps, playful rhymes, and colorful illustrations, the book encourages readers to think creatively and work together to catch the tricky turkey, adding a touch of holiday magic to the adventure.
Tips for downloading the free files
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Download the free printable turkey life cycle worksheets
These worksheets are free to print but are for personal or classroom use only.
Last Updated on 2 October 2023 by homeschoolof1