Picasso’s Thanksgiving Turkey

Picasso Thanksgiving Turkey Art Lesson
Picasso’s Thanksgiving Turkey
Picasso's Thanksgiving Turkey Bible Version

This is a 21-page booklet includes Bible Verse, Thanksgiving worksheet, History of Cubism and 4 artists, and Turkeys.

Also includes:

  • Teaching tips
  • Examples
  • Coloring page
  • Step-by-step drawing and painting instructions
  • Practice sheets
  • FAQ about turkeys
  • Photo reference of Turkeys

There is a coloring page for K-2nd if you do not want to teach the drawing part of the lesson.

Grades 3rd-6th – 2 to 3-day project (45 minutes a day)

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss Thanksgiving and how God has blessed each of us.
  • Make a list of Blessings
  • Study the art of Cubism and four of the artist who painted in this style.(pages 8 to 11 is a short history of Pablo Picasso, George Braque, Paul Cézanne, and Diego Rivera)
  • Use the elements of art- lines, shapes, colors & patterns in art.
  • Draw a turkey with unique & fun facial features.
  • Learn about parts of a turkey.


  • 9” x 12” or 11” X 17” sheet white construction, watercolor paper, or tag board
  • Colored markers, watercolor crayons, or watercolor paint
  • Black permanent marker
  • Examples of Cubism
  • Pencils & large erasers

Being thankful is so important. I write in my gratitude journal every day. Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for all we have. What I am grateful for the most is that day we celebrate Thanksgiving. My husband is not home for Thanksgiving Day because of his job. So with our family, we have Thanksgiving on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Thursday. At first it was strange, but over the years as my child became a teenager, it is our favorite day of the year. Let me tell you why.

My daughter gets to ask all of her friends over for a big feast, and we are talking anywhere from 4 to 10 kids. Since we do Thanksgiving on Sunday they are not with their own families and they all show up. Now that my daughter is in college, these kids fly in from all over the country and show up for our new tradition Thanksgiving on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Thursday.

Picasso's Thanksgiving Turkey Coloring Page

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