Every November, Ms. Turkey faces the same predicament—how to avoid being on the Thanksgiving dinner table! But this year, Ms. Turkey is determined to outwit the farmer by donning a beautiful and clever disguise.
Kids will be happy to help Ms. Turkey stay safe this holiday season by crafting her a butterfly turkey disguise. We’ll show you how to transform Ms. Turkey into a whimsical butterfly, ready to flutter away from the dinner table.
This craft project will be loads of fun, while also nurturing essential skills, such as creativity and fine motor skills. It’s also an ideal activity for a family to share quality moments together making a silly and cute disguise for our feathered friends.
Take a look at our turkey disguise project ideas for even more ingenious ways to keep the turkeys safe this holiday season.
Disguise A Turkey As A Butterfly
We’ll provide a free template to help streamline the creative process. With a little bit of paper, glue, and a sprinkle of imagination, you’ll be well on your way to creating a clever butterfly disguise for Ms. Turkey.
Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin by gluing the upper wing spot onto the top of the butterfly’s wings.
Next, complete the wings by gluing the lower wing stop on both sides of the bottom of the wings.
Attach the body to the middle of the butterfly’s wings using glue.
Using glue, place the antenna on top and back of the back of the head.
Glue the eyes, one on each side, 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.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the butterfly’s body.
Thats it! If your kids enjoyed this craft, we’re betting they’ll also love these Thanksgiving crafts! Be sure to check them out while you’re here.
More Thanksgiving Ideas
Fun Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids
As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time to engage your kids in fun and learning! We’ve rounded up a bountiful cornucopia of ideas, from crafts and educational activities to festive decorations that your little ones will adore creating.
These activities encourage children to explore, discover, and learn while enjoying the holiday spirit. Keep reading below for a variety of books, crafts, and activities that will keep your kids happily occupied throughout the holiday season, and don’t forget to save the ones that will interest your kids!
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!
Thanksgiving Easy Crafts
Accordion Turkey Craft – For a gobbling good time, make a craft that’ll add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving celebrations. The turkey’s tail feathers are made by creating an accordion fan out of colorful paper, so gather together with the family to make fun decorations!
Turkey Gnome Craft – Kick off the holiday festivities with a creative craft! This gnome is all set for Thanksgiving dressed up like a turkey with a pilgrim’s hat to complete the look. This project is a whimsical way for kids to get excited for the upcoming holiday.
Flower Turkey Disguise Craft – Lend Ms. Turkey a helping wing by keeping her safe with a clever flower disguise. This way she can stay incognito and avoid the Thanksgiving dinner table.
Pilgrim Photo Craft – In this unique project, your child’s photo becomes the face of these adorable pilgrims. This personalized craft is complete with movable arms and legs your kids will get a kick out of posing in various ways.
Printable Thanksgiving Activities
Check out these How to Catch a Turkey activities that are inspired by the popular children’s book. These activities include four engaging worksheets plus a set of flashcards that feature illustrations from the book.
Each page offers a way to entertain and engage your little ones and work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, and vocabulary development. So be sure to read the book and complete these activities this holiday season with your kiddos!
For a little holiday fun and learning, download these turkey do a dot printables! These engaging activities offer kids a way to develop counting, fine motor skills, and letter recognition.
This free set features dot marker turkeys, a letter T page, fine motor practice dot page, and a dot marker counting page. Everyone is sure to love these educational resources whether at home or in the classroom!
Get ready for some holiday learning fun with our Thanksgiving worksheets for kids! These engaging worksheets blend learning into the Thanksgiving season with three activities that will have kids enhancing their letter recognition, pattern skills, and handwriting.
These festive printables include a Thanksgiving pattern worksheet, C is for cornucopia letter maze, and a T is for turkey handwriting worksheet for a fun learning experience!
Ready to go on a letter hunt with your little ones? These find the letter P for pilgrims printables make letter recognition a breeze!
Perfect for preschool and early elementary kids, this activity helps them spot the letter “P” amidst a sea of similar letters. Along with Thanksgiving themed pictures, they’ll recognize both uppercase and lowercase “Pp” with ease, enhancing their letter recognition skills.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Butterfly Turkey Disguise template
- Download the butterfly template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin by gluing the upper wing spot onto the top of the butterfly's wings.
- Next, complete the wings by gluing the lower wing stop on both sides of the bottom of the wings.
- Attach the body to the middle of the butterfly’s wings using glue.
- Using glue, place the antenna on the top and back of the head.
- Glue the eyes, one on each side, just below the eyebrows.
- Place the snood in the middle of the head, just below the eyes, and glue it.
- Glue the beak on top of the snood.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the butterfly’s body.