Free Printable Turkey Coloring Pages

We often see turkeys on our dinner tables during Thanksgiving, but they are actually fun, awesome animals that deserve to be our friends. Their personalities are as unique and varied as ours. Learn to love and appreciate turkeys way beyond the dining table. I suggest printing and coloring these turkey coloring pages!

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Turkey coloring pages on brown background

When was the last time you held a crayon? Was it ages ago, back in school? You’re all grown up now but maybe it’s time to explore the world of colors once again. Coloring reduces anxiety and stress, and helps us get better sleep. Most importantly, it nurtures our inner artist. 

Coloring is for people of all ages. When you focus on simple activities like this one, your brain tends to relax, taking your attention away from your worries. Consider it as an artistic escape! These turkey pictures to color are perfect for you. They have simple designs, so you can easily incorporate your own flourishes and styles. 


This set of 5 has different styles. Print one turkey coloring page or print them all! The backgrounds are blank for easier printing. Feel free to add your own forest and grassland designs.

Profile of turkey bird with red head and brown feathers


Turkeys are affectionate, intelligent animals who deserve respect and freedom. They are just as impressive as peacocks and other birds. Back in the 1900’s, wild turkeys were hunted to near extinction, with their population reaching a record low of about 30,000 birds. Fortunately, habitat conservation in the U.S. and across North America restored it to several millions today. 

Domestic and wild turkeys are literally the same species. However, due to the different living conditions, wild turkeys have darker feathers that provide the camouflage they need to endure the challenges in their natural habitat. Those that are bred in captivity have white feathers or are much lighter in color. 

Turkeys are fascinating creatures that are directly related to prehistoric animals like the velociraptor. Just like the raptors in Jurassic Park, wild turkeys are so fast – they can reach speeds up to 55 mph. As for flying, they don’t really go that far, typically just around 100 yards. Fast movements allow wild turkeys to catch food like lizards, frogs, and insects. But they are omnivores, so if they don’t feel like hunting they can just eat leaves, flowers, and fruits.

Large Tom turkey with feathers out - turkey coloring pages to print

Thinking of raising turkeys on your farm? Those who care for domesticated turkeys feed them a formulated diet, essential for their growth, development, and happiness. Of course, you can feed them fruits and vegetables, too. They’ll love it! Domesticated turkeys are very active creatures that require tons of energy to carry out all their day-to-day exercises. 

Caring for turkeys is more than just caring for large birds. Turkeys represent abundance and good harvest. Having them in our lives is a constant reminder to grow and change for the better. Consider this animal as a guide as you unlock more fullness and excitement in your life, and as you develop a harmonious relationship with nature.

Turkeys are just as adorable as other birds. They sometimes end up at our dinner tables, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot appreciate them when fully alive, healthy and beautiful. Why not treat them as a subject of our creative output? With these turkey coloring pages, you can destress, improve your creativity and admire the magnificence of these animals.  

colored pencils and crayons in bamboo cups in front of basket



When you download the Turkey Coloring Pages file, it will save to your computer as a PDF. Then, you can print as many as you would like.

Use regular white printer paper when you print these coloring pages. You can print one of each of the 5 choices, or print several of your favorite pages!

All 5 of these turkey pictures have black lines, nothing in color. But you still want to be sure and print in only black ink so you don’t use up your color ink.

Black and white turkey pictures to color on brown background


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