Cute Build A Pilgrim Crafts (Thanksgiving Cut And Paste Activity)

Cute build a pilgrim templates cut and paste Thanksgiving craft (preschool and kindergarten pdf)

Get ready to set sail on a creative journey with these build a pilgrim crafts!

Not only will this craft keep the kids engaged and entertained, but it is also great for developing your child’s cutting and sticking skills, and an awesome chance to practice some pencil control and fine motor skills as well!

And this lovely cut and paste craft is brilliant for young children to use because fairly simple for them to put together (you can always help if they find the cutting a bit tricky – but who cares if it’s not perfect?)!

There’s a male and a female pilgrim included in the pack – each with a color and a plain template – so your little ones can choose the colors and decorate their little pilgrims as they wish.

If you’re a teacher, this simple craft could also make a lovely Thanksgiving activity for the classroom!

Your little learners might also want to try these turkey finger puppets ot this simple turkey paper crown!

Or you can browse all the other printable cut and paste crafts here.

What Skills Can Your Children Learn And Practice?

Cute build a pilgrim templates cut and paste Thanksgiving craft (preschool and kindergarten pdf)

When making these pilgrims, your children will have the chance to practice and develop some skills such as:

  • Cutting Skills – if you feel they’re ready, you can let them have a go at cutting out the pieces all by themselves – they’ll need to be careful and have good scissor control if they want to cut out the pieces neatly
  • Fine Motor Skills – when they’re sticking and picking up and moving the parts and placing them where they need to go
  • Pencil Control – if you print off the black and white version they can practice their pencil control and develop hand strength through coloring.

This simple craft will also give them a chance to practice their concentration and perseverance skills as they may find it tricky to place the pieces exactly where they want them to go.

How To Prepare These Cut and Paste Thanksgiving Pilgrim Crafts

First you’re going to want to download the templates by clicking on the download button at the bottom of the page – I’ve made a color and a black and white version.

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Other materials you’ll need:

  • Safety scissors
  • Card stock or Craft paper
  • Some good glue
  • Some coloring pencils or pens or other artsy materials

Once you’ve downloaded the templates, you’ll need to print them off onto paper or card.

Then, you can cut them out. Or if you’d like your children to get some cutting practice, you can let them have a go.

Then you can stick all the pieces together to make the lil pilgrim.

It can be really nice to let your kids have a bit of free rein here and see if they can work it out – kind of like a puzzle.

If they’re struggling, for the male pilgrim, the order I’d do it in is:

  1. Stick the hat to the head
  2. Stick the collars to the body
  3. Stick the belt to the body
  4. Stick the arms to the body
  5. Stick the head to the body
  6. Stick the feet to the body

(I expect you could have worked that out but I do like to be thorough…)

The finished one should look something like this:

male pilgrim craft templates - completed picture


And for the female:

  1. Stick the bonnet to the head
  2. Stick the collars to the body
  3. Stick the apron to the body
  4. Stick the arms to the body
  5. Stick the head to the body
  6. Stick the feet to the body

Pretty similar and the finished one should look like this:

female pilgrim craft - finished version - Thanksgiving activity for Kindergarten

If you want to, you could always laminate the pieces before putting them together and use them as a puzzle. That way, the different parts would be kept nice and they can use them again and again.

After that you’re all done!

Let your kids practice their cutting and sticking skills in a simple and fun way!

But Wait… There’s Also  Black And White Pilgrim Templates!

Printable black and white pilgrim craft templates for Thanksgiving

I’ve also made a black and white versions which would be an awesome way for your little ones to practice their coloring skills and personalize their pilgrims in their own way!

So why not crack out the pens, crayons, paints or collage (or all of them if you’re feeling adventurous) and let your kids get creative!

I’d love to hear about what they create!


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