Thanksgiving Activities

Fruity Turkeys

A fruity turkey brightens up the Thanksgiving table.
A fruity turkey brightens up the Thanksgiving table.

Making fruity turkeys is a great edible holiday craft for Thanksgiving. These gobblers will be gobbled up in a hurry at any Thanksgiving table!

What You'll Need:




Fresh or frozen cranberries


Measuring cup


Small carrot sticks

Cherry tomatoes or radishes


Raisins or currants

Small plate

Leafy lettuce

Is there a vegetarian in your family? A vegetarian is someone who doesn't eat meat. Even a vegetarian will enjoy this special turkey!

Cut an orange in half and scoop out the insides. You might need an adult to help you do this. Put the pulp, 1 cup cranberries, and 1/4 cup honey into the blender. Mix well.

Spoon the mixture into the orange halves. Use small carrot sticks to form the turkey's tail feathers. Stick a cherry tomato or a radish on a toothpick for the turkey's head.

Raisins or currants stuck on bits of broken toothpick can be poked into the tomato or radish for the turkey's eyes. Two bits of broken toothpick can be used for the turkey's beak.

Set your turkey on a plate, and surround it with lots of leafy lettuce. Everyone will agree that this turkey is gobble-gobblin' good!

Looking for more turkey fun? Go to the last page to learn how to play turkey in the straws!

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