Thankful Turkey Bulletin Board

My Thanksgiving bulletin board is by far my most popular! And here's a little secret...it's my easiest board to do!

Here's a how-to guide on creating this bulletin board, and some bonus materials!

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board idea. I Am Thankful turkey represents all of the things students are thankful for. Decorated feathers show off their families, interests and more. Step by step directions




This bulletin board can be modified to be done in class, however I've always sent it home as a "Family Project." You can choose which works best for your group of kiddies.


The first thing to do is cut out the turkey feathers. Use large construction paper, rather than 8X10. This will help fill up your space on your bulletin board. Simply draw a large turkey feather (anyone can do this, trust me) and start cutting. I like to stick with red, orange and yellow.


Send home the parent direction sheet with the turkey feather. You can grab the parent direction sheet for FREE here! 
I like to place the turkey feather in a gallon sized ziplock bag. It will be too large to fit in it completely, but it does keep a nice portion of it protected.
Thanksgiving Bulletin Board idea. I Am Thankful turkey represents all of the things students are thankful for. Decorated feathers show off their families, interests and more. Step by step directions

Don't forget to set a due date and write it on the paper before making copies!


Make the body of the turkey using bulletin board paper. Cut a large circle out of brown paper. Make a yellow and red triangle (for the beak and wattle) using construction paper, and two white circles for the eyes! Glue on and voila, you have a turkey body! 


Once students have submitted their feathers, put your turkey body in the center of your bulletin board, and begin adding their feathers. I like to keep extra feathers and craft supplies available for any students who did not do the family project. I never want a student to feel bad or left out, so I give them an opportunity to create one in the classroom, ensuring each student has a feather on our board.



And that is it! I title my board "We Are Thankful For" and attach the following description sheet"
Thanksgiving Bulletin Board idea. I Am Thankful turkey represents all of the things students are thankful for. Decorated feathers show off their families, interests and more. Step by step directions

You can also get this for FREE HERE!

This bulletin board is so simple, yet so special and eye-catching. You will for sure wow anybody who passes by.


I hope you find this post helpful. Make sure to PIN the image below so you can refer back to this at any point!

Thanksgiving Bulletin Board idea. I Am Thankful turkey represents all of the things students are thankful for. Decorated feathers show off their families, interests and more. Step by step directions


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