This Thanksgiving, we’re taking the disguise game to a whole new level! Our turkey friend has tried hiding behind corn stalks or donning pilgrim hats, but this time, we’re hitting the basketball court with our feathered friend!
Our clever turkey has traded its feathers for basketball shorts and sneakers to avoid the dinner table this year. This Disguise a Turkey basketball player craft is sure to be a slam dunk with your little crafters.
See some more fun ways the turkey can dress up for the turkey disguise project!
Basketball Turkey Disguise
Every year, our plucky turkey narrowly escapes the dinner table fate, but this time, it’s got a game plan. By transforming into a basketball player, it aims to blend in with the crowd and dodge those Thanksgiving dinner plates.
So, grab the template, scissors, colored paper, and loads of creativity, because this is one craft that’ll have your kids cheering from the sidelines in no time! Are you game? Let’s go!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the hair to the top of the turkey’s head.
Take the eyes and glue them beneath both of the eyebrows.
Next, glue the clothes to the body portion of the turkey.
Glue the snood to the middle of the turkey’s head, just below the eyes, then glue the beak on top of it.
Place the wings on both sides of the body and glue them in place.
Position the feet on the bottom of the turkey’s body and glue them in place.
Use a marker to draw the number on the front of the turkey’s jersey.
Finish up by gluing the turkey body to the middle and bottom of the basketball feathers.
Be sure to check out more of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts while you’re here!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we have a cornucopia of festive craft and activity ideas waiting for you! They’ll keep kids engaged and learning, so dive into the season of thanks with some fun holiday crafts and educational activities.
Read on below for some Thanksgiving ideas that’ll make this holiday memorable.
Thanksgiving Preschool Books
Reading to your children is one of the most important things you can do to help them grow and develop in life. When you read to your children, you are introducing them to new ideas, concepts, and perspectives, helping them to understand and navigate the world around them.
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 Crafts For Kids
Crafting is a fantastic activity for kids, especially during the holidays. It sparks their imagination, fosters creativity, and provides a perfect opportunity to express gratitude. It’s a great way for kids to work on essential skills that aid in their development.
From colorful decorations to heartfelt gifts, crafting during the holiday adds warmth and love to the season, so be sure to try some of our favorites listed below.
Turkey Handprint Card Craft – Gobble up some fun and create an adorable turkey handprint card this Thanksgiving! It’s the perfect way to show gratitude to someone special in your life. These cards are easy to make, and they become cherished keepsakes, capturing the little hands that made them.
Paper Plate Pilgrim Craft – Kids can journey back in time and meet the pilgrims with this fun craft. They’ll transform a paper plate and discover the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Grab the paintbrushes and the free template to celebrate the season of gratitude.
Mayflower Handprint Craft – Prepare to set sail on an epic voyage to the past with this fantastic handprint craft! Kids can learn all about the brave Pilgrims and their extraordinary journey as they recreate the legendary Mayflower ship using their very own handprints for the sail!
Turkey Headband Craft – Strut your stuff with the most fabulous turkey headband this Thanksgiving! Kids can get creative with either the craft version or the black and white version to color in. Go grab the template and make this holiday extra special!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Gobble up some knowledge with these fun Thanksgiving worksheets for kids! Learning becomes fun with these three themed printables.
Kids will recognize the letter C is for cornucopia letter maze, strut their handwriting skills with the T is for turkey handwriting sheet, and challenge themselves with the Thanksgiving pattern worksheet.
Kids will unveil the cutest little turkeys you’ve ever seen when they go dot to dot with these turkey connect the dots printables.
As they connect the dots, they’ll not only create adorable artwork but also sharpen their fine motor skills and practice counting! Follow the numbers from 1 to 20, and watch these turkeys come to life before your eyes.
Get ready for a turkey-tastic activity with these turkey do a dot printables! It’s a fun way to learn while celebrating Thanksgiving.
Counting, fine motor skills, and letter recognition are on the menu as kids dive into these engaging worksheets. These printables are tailor-made for preschool and kindergarten kids, so grab the dot markers and let the learning take flight!
Enjoy the heartwarming story of A Turkey for Thanksgiving and discover the true meaning of the holiday.
Then use the fun companion A Turkey for Thanksgiving activities with tracing, coloring, matching, sight word hunt, and sign designing with your kids. It’s a perfect holiday read-aloud activity for your little turkeys!
Looking for some Thanksgiving fun and learning for your kids? Look no further than this Thanksgiving fun bundle! It’s packed with 79 pages of Thanksgiving-themed worksheets, do a dot printables, family activities, and more.
This is the perfect way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving and help them learn all about this special holiday. So don’t wait – grab the Thanksgiving printables bundle today!
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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.
- Begin by gluing the hair to the top of the turkey's head.
- Take the eyes and glue them beneath both of the eyebrows.
- Next, glue the clothes to the body portion of the turkey.
- Glue the snood to the middle of the turkey's head, just below the eyes, then glue the beak on top of it.
- Place the wings on both sides of the body and glue them in place.
- Position the feet on the bottom of the turkey's body and glue them in place.
- Use a marker to draw the number on the front of the turkey's jersey.
- Finish up by gluing the turkey body to the middle and bottom of the basketball feathers.