Thanksgiving is approaching, and Mr. Turkey is on high alert once again! He’s not ready to take a bow as the star of the Thanksgiving feast.
Instead, he’s planning to wear a Halloween costume to outwit the farmer. Your kiddos can help him by creating this disguise a turkey as a ghost craft! This disguise will transform our feathered friend into an adorable ghost!
Making this craft is a great way for kids to use their imaginations, spark creativity, and strengthen essential skills like fine motor skills and scissor skills. It’s a great project to do as a family so your kids can tell you all about the adventures our turkey friend will have as a ghost!
Be sure to check out even more turkey disguise project ideas! We have lots of imaginative disguises that will keep our feathered friends safe and the kids having fun this Thanksgiving.
Ghost Turkey Disguise Project
To bring this clever and cute disguise to life, we’ve got you covered with a free template. All you’ll need are some basic crafting materials and you’ll have a ghost turkey ready to haunt Thanksgiving dinner in no time.
Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the feet to the bottom and back of the ghost’s body.
Next, glue the ghost body in the center of the feathers.
Place the snood just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
Finish up by gluing the beak on top of the snood.
That’s it! It’s so simple and easy to make. Be sure to check out our Thanksgiving crafts! We’re sure your kiddos will love creating it.
More Thanksgiving Ideas
Prek Thanksgiving Ideas
Gather your young learners for a whole lot of creative and educational fun. We have a collection of pre-k Thanksgiving ideas that will keep the little ones entertained, and help them learn while having a blast.
We have suggestions for engaging crafts and activities that will spark their curiosity and get them into the festive spirit. Keep reading below to discover a cornucopia of books, crafts, and activities that will keep your kids excited and engaged throughout the Thanksgiving season.
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 Preschool Crafts
Turkey Handprint Craft – Kids can craft a turkey masterpiece with vibrant tail feathers made from their own handprints. This personalized piece of art will brighten up your Thanksgiving decor and make your kids beam with pride when it’s displayed for all to see.
Paper Bag Turkey Craft – Using a paper bag and colorful paper, kids can create their own turkey puppet. Creative storytelling and imaginative adventures await when the puppet is complete. It’s the perfect way to share tales of Thanksgiving in a fun and interactive way!
Name Turkey Craft – This craft is a fun way to assist your little ones in learning to spell their names. It’s also a fantastic way for them to hone their fine motor skills and scissor dexterity. Plus, our editable template allows you to customize the craft to how your child spells their unique name.
Pumpkin Craft for Preschoolers – Whether you’re embracing the fall theme or gearing up for Thanksgiving, this craft will be a hit. It’s a fantastic way for little ones to develop essential skills, so choose the template version that suits little ones’ skill level and let the pumpkin crafting begin!
Free Thanksgiving Printables
Looking for a way to keep the little ones entertained this holiday season? Grab this roll a turkey printable game that will have them gobbling with delight.
As they roll the dice to fill their turkey’s feathers, they’ll also sneak in working on counting, colors, and building their patience. Grab your printables and dice, and let the colorful feather filling game begin!
Get ready for a learning adventure inspired by the popular book How to Catch a Turkey! Combine reading with hands-on fun with these How to Catch a Turkey activities.
These activities are an entertaining way for your child to get practice in fine motor skills, letter recognition, pattern recognition, and more. Grab a copy of the book and print out these engaging activities to do this November!
These Thanksgiving worksheets are the perfect solution for kids to work on letter recognition, patterns, handwriting, and more. Whether you use these worksheets at home or in the classroom, these festive printables offer a fantastic way for kids to enjoy the holiday while continuing to learn.
Get ready to bring some Thanksgiving fun to learning math with your preschoolers with these Thanksgiving math printables for preschoolers! These engaging activities are perfect for pre-K math, offering opportunities to work on counting, color by number, shape recognition, and number identification.
Learning has never been this festive and fun, making these printables a wonderful addition to your little one’s education.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Ghost Turkey template
- Download the ghost template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the feet to the bottom and back of the ghost's body.
- Next, glue the ghost body in the center of the feathers.
- Place the snood just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
- Finish up by gluing the beak on top of the snood.