Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the kids are looking forward to all the fun fall activities.
But guess what? Ms. Turkey certainly isn’t looking forward to the holiday! She is trying to hide out this Thanksgiving to avoid the dinner table.
Let’s help her out with this super cute ballerina turkey disguise. We think your little turkeys will love this disguise.
While your kiddos are helping their paper turkey go undercover, they are also working on developing their creativity, following directions, and scissor skills.
After you have a ballerina twirling around in disguise, be sure to check out all of our turkey disguise project ideas
Turkey Disguise Ballerina
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the hair to the top of the turkey’s head.
Take the top and glue it to the turkey’s body.
Next, take the skirt and glue it to the lower portion of the top.
Position the wings on either side of the body and glue them in place.
Glue the shoes onto the bottom of the feet. Alternatively, you can have your child color the shoes on with a marker.
Next, glue the snood to the middle of the head, below the eyes.
Place the beak on top of the snood and glue it in place.
Finish up by gluing the turkey ballerina to the middle of the feathers.
Anyone who loves ballerinas is going to love this cute Thanksgiving craft for kids!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Get the kids involved and excited to learn all about Thanksgiving with crafts and activities. We have lots of ideas to keep them engaged this holiday season. Keep reading to discover some of our favorites.
Children’s Thanksgiving Books
Reading to young children is not just a way to pass the time. It’s an important part of their development. When parents read to their children, they are helping them to develop language skills.
They are also teaching them about the world around them. It’s a special time when the child can sit with their parent and listen to a story. And it’s a time when the parent can share their love of reading with their child!
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!
Thanksgiving Kids’ Crafts
Crafting is a great activity for kids because it gives them a chance to be creative and work on valuable skills. Children gain fine motor skills, scissor skills, and hand-eye coordination when they craft.
It’s also a great way to teach them patience since sometimes you have to wait to do the next step! Try some of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts below.
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft – Recycle your toilet paper rolls by turning them into cute pilgrims! This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving craft to do with your kids at home or at school. This craft is great for kids in preschool and kindergarten. Print out the free template on colored paper or black and white for the kids to color in.
Name Turkey Craft – This is such a cute way to help your kids learn to spell their names! The feathers of the turkey spell it out, so it’s a fun, individualized craft for your kids. The free template can either be printed on colored paper or black and white so the kids can have fun coloring in their own turkey. They’ll practice their scissor skills when they cut out all the parts of the turkey, and their fine motor skills when they glue them in place.
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – These pilgrim puppets are a great Thanksgiving craft! This craft comes with a free printable to make it easy to create your paper bag puppet at home, daycare, or school! It’s an easy craft using basic supplies that the kids will be able to play pretend with once completed.
Acorn Craft for Kids – This is the cutest little acorn to get into the fall spirit with! All you need is some basic crafting supplies and your kids will be ready to create their very own acorn character. This is a great craft for preschoolers through kindergarteners to work on fine motor skills and following directions.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
We think your little ones will 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, 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.
If you’re in need of a no-prep activity or looking for something fun to do, your kids will love these turkey coloring pages. Coloring helps kids develop their motor skills and creativity, so be sure to get this free coloring page set. There are 4 different turkey pictures your kids will love to color and display this Thanksgiving holiday.
Set these Thanksgiving I Spy printables out at the kids’ Thanksgiving table, or any time around the holiday for a fun activity to do. The kids will love to find all the hidden pictures in these different I Spy pages. These pages will help children with visual recognition and staying focused. In this set, there are easy and hard versions to tailor to your child’s needs. This is also a great set to laminate to be able to use again and again.
More Thanksgiving Fun
- These “Little Turkey” sweatshirts will look adorable on all your kiddos.
- Set the kids’ Thanksgiving table with this turkey crayon decoration.
- This fall bingo printable will keep kids entertained for hours!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the hair to the top of the turkey's head.
- Take the top and glue it to the turkey's body.
- Next, take the skirt and glue it to the lower portion of the top.
- Position the wings on either side of the body and glue them in place.
- Glue the shoes onto the bottom of the feet. Alternatively, you can have your child color the shoes on with a marker.
- Next, glue the snood to the middle of the head, below the eyes.
- Place the beak on top of the snood and glue it in place.
- Finish up by gluing the turkey ballerina to the middle of the feathers.