Turkey Letter Sound Activity for Thanksgiving Centers {Free Printable}

Inside: Letter sound clip cards to include in your Thanksgiving centers

These letter sound clip cards fit right in with your Thanksgiving centers

Gobble gobble! It’s almost turkey time! These adorable turkey clip cards are an engaging letter sound activity for your preschool or kindergarten Thanksgiving centers. Plus, they’re super-easy to prep.

You can also use these clip cards in small groups or even as an assessment tool. Since it’s an early phonics activity, I’d encourage students to say the names of each picture aloud – so use these at a time when you don’t mind a lovely learning “buzz” in your classroom.

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Thanksgiving Centers Letter Sound Activity

These free printable clip cards are for students who are ready to practice matching letters to letter sounds. When you introduce this activity for your Thanksgiving centers, you may want to review the name of each picture. I’d pay special attention to the trickiest ones that your kiddos may not be able to identify, such as “otter”, “itch,” and “x-ray.”

Students should name the letter on the turkey’s sign, and then name each of the three pictures. Finally, they should clip a clothespin to the picture whose initial sound matches that letter.

Recording sheet for Thanksgiving letter sound clip cards

For added accountability, you can also have them use the included recording sheet. They can search by letter or picture, and check that their clip card is correct. Then, they can trace the letters or color the picture, or both.

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    Thanksgiving Fine Motor Activity

    Clip cards make an excellent fine motor activity. You can even differentiate the fine motor aspect by providing several sizes of clothespins to choose from. Decorative and small ones are especially fun.

    The other day I shared this article over on the Books and Giggles Facebook page. Basically, it says that children’s fine motor skills have fallen behind in recent years. Toddlers and preschoolers spend so much time on tablets and other devices that their fingers aren’t ready to learn to write in kindergarten.

    We need to help strengthen those little hands!

    Clip cards can help, without taking time away from required academic objectives. Kids can work on early literacy skills while also strengthening their pincer grasps. Win-win!

    More Turkey Activities

    If you’d like to extend your turkey study a little further, you may like to check out these clever turkey shape tracing worksheets or the Thanksgiving Letter Recognition Activities over in my store.

    collage of 3 different printable Thanksgiving ABC activities

    Happy turkey time!


    Thanksgiving centers for preschool or kindergarten - work on letter sounds with these adorable free printable clip cards


    1. I am unable to download this freebie. The rectangle isn’t hyperlinked to anything.. Would you be able to email it?

      1. Hi Jessica,

        I’m sorry you’re having trouble. I just checked, and it’s working fine. Perhaps your school district is blocking it?? Can you try on a different computer? Unfortunately, I’m unable to fulfill freebies via email. Thanks for your understanding.


          1. Hi Danielle,

            It’s funny you should ask that. I have been working on a similar one with a winter theme. I’ll be posting it in December 🙂


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