Making invitations for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

Add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving celebration with kid made invitations

The children are preparing for a thanksgiving feast at our school. They started by making these turkey hand print invitations. The parents are invited to come in and join the children for the big day…

The How-To

We used fall colors to paint each child’s hand…

The palm of the hand is painted brown and the fingers are each a different color for the turkey feathers…

After the hand is painted, then the child makes a print on the card…

Once the hand print is on the card, the children can then make more hand prints on our group collage as desired or if they prefer, they can go wash up!

Colorful Handprint Turkeys

We have printed out the date and time on a separate sheet of paper for the children to cut and paste inside their card.  We hope we get lots of guests for our special feast!

Inside the card

We included a message with event details inside each card

Back of the Invite

This is the back of one set of the invitations by one of our teachers…

By |2019-01-03T17:36:42+00:00November 17th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Jodie Price November 18, 2010 at 12:07 am - Reply

    I miss teaching.

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 18, 2010 at 12:25 am - Reply

      Then why not come back and teach again:)

  2. Sarah Craftylocks November 18, 2010 at 4:47 am - Reply

    Hi Deborah,
    We made some of these turkeys as well, but they are not as colorful as yours, what a good idea.

    • Deborah J. Stewart November 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm - Reply

      Thank you – I love your blog:)

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