While we all eagerly anticipate the upcoming holiday, there’s someone who’s not quite as thrilled – Mr. Turkey! He’s on a mission to escape the farmer’s grand plans of making him the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Mr. Turkey has come up with a disguise that’s out of this world. Help him go incognito with this astronaut turkey disguise craft! It’s a chance to let your kids’ imaginations blast off as they brainstorm ideas, choose colors, and create the perfect spacesuit for their turkey.
Ready to help keep the turkeys safe this Thanksgiving in imaginative ways? We have a galaxy of turkey disguise project ideas that are out of this world! From pirates to princesses, the disguise collection is bound to impress.
Astronaut Turkey In Disguise
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To get started on this intergalactic mission, you’ll need a few basic supplies. We’ve made it easy for you by providing a free template that you can use as a starting point to bring this turkey disguise to life.
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Star stickers or marker (optional)
- Astronaut Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the astronaut template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the helmet border piece in the middle of the head.
Take the face and glue it to the middle of the helmet border piece.
Next glue the eyes on the face, just below the eyebrows.
Place the snood in the middle of the head, just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
Glue the beak on top of the snood.
Glue the helmet rotators to the back and each side of the helmet.
Next, glue the feet to the bottom part of the body.
Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feathers.
Isn’t this so fun? We’re sure your kids will enjoy making it! Don’t miss out on exploring more of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts for your kiddos while you’re here!
More Thanksgiving Ideas
Fun Thanksgiving Ideas
While the Thanksgiving feast may be the centerpiece of the holiday, we know that keeping the little ones entertained and engaged is equally important. Let’s explore some creative ways to incorporate learning into fun activities that your kids will absolutely adore.
We’ve listed an assortment of books, crafts, and educational activities below that will be a hit with your kiddos this holiday season. Make sure to save the ones that will resonate with your little turkeys!
Thanksgiving Children’s Books
Below are some of the top Thanksgiving books for kids!
Turkey Trouble – If you’ve never read this book, you have to add it to your holiday collection! It’s so cute and fun and kids just love it! Follow the turkey around the farm as he disguises himself as different animals so the farmer doesn’t catch him for Thanksgiving dinner!
How To Catch A Turkey – Kids who love the How To Catch books will want to see all the crazy contraptions kids make to try to catch a turkey loose at the school!
Pete The Cat: The First Thanksgiving -Every Pete the Cat book is fantastic, but this one takes it up a notch with flaps for the kids to open. It’s a great way to get the kids excited about reading and Thanksgiving!
PreK Thanksgiving Crafts
Pirate Turkey Disguise – Ahoy, ye mateys! Ready to transform Mr. Turkey into a daring pirate this Thanksgiving? With his swashbuckling disguise, he’s all set to avoid the dinner table! This is a fun project to do as a family, and we even have a free template for you to print.
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – Get ready for a gobblin’ good time making a turkey-tastic pumpkin. It’s a Thanksgiving craft that’s as fun as it is festive. Gather your supplies, and let’s turn that pumpkin into a gobbling masterpiece!
Name Turkey Craft – Gobble up the fun this Thanksgiving with this personalized turkey craft! Watch your kids spell their names while enhancing their motor skills and scissor skills. Grab the free template and let’s make this November extra special!
Scarecrow Headband Craft – This project is perfect for kids of all ages, and we have a free printable template in two versions to suit their needs. Choose between crafting or coloring, and watch your little ones transform into the most adorable scarecrows ever with their new headband!
Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers
Use these turkey worksheets this Thanksgiving for some fun learning with the kiddos. They’ll have a gobbling good time coloring and labeling a turkey, practicing their handwriting with the letter T, and recognizing the letter T as they make their way through a letter maze.
These worksheets help reinforce important skills while learning about this famous gobbler.
Ready for some fun with our feathered friend? Grab these turkey do a dot printables for kids to have a blast while learning. They’ll count the colorful dots, sharpen their letter recognition skills, and give their fine motor skills a workout, all while hanging out with these adorable turkeys.
Get those dot markers ready, and download and print these worksheets for some fun and skill building! It’s a fantastic way to sneak in some learning during the Thanksgiving season.
Looking for a fun and festive way to keep the kids occupied this holiday season? We think they’ll have a blast playing this roll a turkey printable game! While the kids are having fun trying to fill in all their turkey’s feathers with each roll of the dice, they’re also learning.
This game helps kids work on counting, colors, and patience! Get these printables and dice to roll to see which color feather gets filled in next.
These Thanksgiving greater than less than worksheets will have your little learners confidently answering which set of images is greater than or less than. These worksheets are an exciting way to strengthen their math skills with a festive twist.
Understanding “more or less” is key for number comprehension, symbol recognition, and grasping addition-subtraction relationships. Be sure to download these printables to help your little one become a math whiz with Thanksgiving flair!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Astronaut Turkey template
- Download the astronaut template, print it, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the helmet border piece in the middle of the head.
- Take the face and glue it to the middle of the helmet border piece.
- Next glue the eyes on the face, just below the eyebrows.
- Place the snood in the middle of the head, just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
- Glue the beak on top of the snood.
- Glue the helmet rotators to the back and each side of the helmet. And glue the feet to the bottom part of the body.
- Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feather.