When you think of Thanksgiving, do you automatically think of turkey? Our friend, Ms. Turkey, is hoping that’s not the case.
Since so many people are looking for a turkey this time of year, she has asked us to help her to avoid the Thanksgiving table with a clever disguise. After some thought, we had just the thing! No one would recognize her if she was a mermaid!
We used this disguise a turkey mermaid template to dress up Ms. Turkey to look like she lives under the sea! A perfect disguise since no one would look for a turkey there!
Your little mermaids will love to create this disguise to make their turkey look like a graceful swimmer. This is a great project to create together this holiday to work on your child’s fine motor skills, following directions, and using their big imaginations.
Once your kiddos have ensured Ms. Turkey’s safety this year, be sure to check out some more Thanksgiving crafts for kids. You’ll find lots of ideas to keep those little hands busy learning and creating this November.
Easy Disguise a Turkey Mermaid Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mermaid turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the bangs to the top of the turkey’s body, then glue the main hair piece to the back of the turkey’s head.
Take the mermaid’s tail and glue it to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Next, glue the seashells on the top part of the turkey’s body.
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 the mermaid up by gluing her to the blue feathers.
Now that Ms. Turkey is disguised, it’s time to help more turkeys with our other disguise a turkey crafts that we are sure your kids will love creating too!
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!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Thanksgiving is a great time to engage kids with crafts and activities to learn the history of the holiday. It’s also a great opportunity to teach our kids to be thankful for all they have and can do.
We have lots of ideas to keep them learning, all while creating something fun and creative. We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas that your kids will enjoy. Keep reading below to choose projects and activities to do together this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Books For Kids
This Thanksgiving break, while the kids are home from school, take some time to sit down and read together.
Reading is not only a great way to bond with your children, but it also has many benefits for their developing minds. Reading helps children build vocabulary, learn about new concepts, and develop empathy and imagination.
What’s more, research has shown that children who are read to frequently have better grades and test scores in school! So make some cherished memories this Thanksgiving break by snuggling up with your little ones and reading together. It’s a tradition that will certainly be worth giving thanks for.
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 great activity for kids because it’s not only fun, but it’s a chance to learn and grow. They develop fine motor skills and stretch their creativity. They’re also able to express themselves artistically and even relieve stress! Keep reading below for some of our favorite crafts to do this November.
Handprint Pilgrim Craft – Have your kids learn about the pilgrims on the first Thanksgiving while doing this fun and easy pilgrim craft. This holiday craft has a boy and girl template that your kids will personalize with their handprints.
Mayflower Handprint Craft – Let’s go sailing on the Mayflower! Raise the sails with your kiddo’s sweet handprint sail to catch the wind. While doing this fun craft, the kids can learn all about the pilgrim’s journey to Plymouth.
Name Turkey Craft – We’re teaching our little turkeys to spell their names with this fun, holiday craft! They’ll gobble up the fun while they’re learning how to use scissors, and hone their fine motor skills. They’ll love to display their cute Thanksgiving project showing everyone they know how to spell their name! It’s also great for a classroom project to show off all the little turkeys in the class.
Thankful Turkey Craft – Gather the kids to make this fun Thanksgiving craft as a family! Recycle an oatmeal container to make your thankful turkey, and use it as a cute holiday decoration. It’s a great craft to help kids reflect on what they’re grateful for!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Incorporate learning into the Thanksgiving holiday with these turkey worksheets. These educational worksheets will keep the kids busy gaining knowledge and having fun at the same time. To get started gobbling up fun and learning, just download and print these free printables.
Looking for a fun learning activity for kids? Then you’re in the right place. These are perfect for Thanksgiving since the holiday’s mascot is featured in these turkey do a dot printables. Your kids will enjoy working on counting, letter recognition, fine motor skills, and more with these cute turkeys!
Do your kids love to show off their art as much as a turkey shows off its feathers? Then you’ll want to print these free turkey coloring pages! These Thanksgiving-themed coloring pages will give them the perfect opportunity to show off their artistic skills. They’re a great no-prep activity that your kids will love to display this Thanksgiving holiday.
Be sure to use these Thanksgiving do a dot printables when the kids need a fun learning activity. With these printables, kids will work on various skills, have fun, and keep the screens away. These pages are full of cute fall characters and objects that your kids will love and keep them engaged.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Mermaid turkey template
- Download the mermaid template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the bangs to the top of the turkey's body, then glue the main hair piece to the back of the turkey's head.
- Take the mermaid's tail and glue it to the bottom of the turkey's body.
- Next, glue the seashells on the top part of the turkey's body.
- 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 the mermaid up by gluing her to the blue feathers.