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There are many symbols and traditions we associate with Thanksgiving. The most popular of these seem to be related to turkeys! Can you imagine a Thanksgiving dinner without turkey? Enjoy these fun turkey facts and crafts, and have a great Thanksgiving!

  • Wild turkeys are black with red and green shine to their feathers. There is a tannish coloration on their wings and tail feathers, and they have black and white markings on their wing feathers.

  • When wild turkeys get scared they can fly for about a mile as fast as a car usually drives, about 55 miles per hour.

  • Benjamin Franklin, among others, wanted the turkey to be the United States national bird instead of the bald eagle!

  • Only Tom (male) turkeys gobble; the Hen (female) makes more of a clicking noise.

I hope you enjoy all of these turkey crafts and facts. If you make any of these crafts, make sure you send in a photo to be included in this collection. You can also get your Thanksgiving crafts published. If you want to be one of the first to know when new craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter and you can also chat about Thanksgiving and crafts with others in the Family Crafts Forum.

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