Turkey crafts are a fun way to get your kids into the Thanksgiving spirit.
This year, try your hand at making this disguise a turkey pilgrim. Not only is this craft fun to make, but it is also a great time to teach your kids about pilgrims and the tradition of celebrating the first Thanksgiving.
Once you’re finished, your kids will love showing off their disguised turkey around the house on Thanksgiving day!
Spending time together is what the holidays are all about. To make even more memories this year, check out our other turkey disguise project ideas to make with your kids!
Easy Disguise A Turkey Pilgrim Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pilgrim turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the pilgrim template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes to the middle of the turkey’s head.
Take the hair and glue it to the top of the turkey’s head.
Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat. Then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band and the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
Glue the completed hat to the top of the hair.
Next, glue the shirt to the turkey’s body and then the collar to the top of the shirt.
Place the snood in the middle of the head, between the eyes, and glue it in place.
Glue the beak on top of the snood.
Position the wings on both sides of the shirt and glue them in place.
Take the turkey body and glue it to the middle of the feathers.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Now the turkey is disguised and can’t be found for Thanksgiving dinner! For more ideas like this one, check out our other Thanksgiving crafts for kids. Your kids will love creating them!
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Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Thanksgiving break is always an eagerly anticipated event for kids. They get to take a break from school, see family, and enjoy all the delicious food.
However, the break is often quite short, which is why it’s so important to have some ideas and activities ready to help make the most of it.
Some of our favorites include reading together, making more crafts together, and some simple and fun learning activities. By getting creative and spending quality time together, you can make Thanksgiving break a truly special time for your family!
Thanksgiving Books For Kids
When you read to your kids, it’s like taking them on a magical journey.
They get to visit new places, meet interesting people, and learn about different things – all without leaving the comfort of their own homes.
Plus, it’s a great way to bond with your little ones. Snuggling up with a good book is the perfect way to show them how much you love them. And as an added bonus, it also helps to improve their language skills and prepare them for school!
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
There are plenty of good reasons to do simple crafts with your kids. For one, it’s a great way to bond with them and create lasting memories.
Crafts can also be educational, helping kids to develop fine motor skills, learn about colors and shapes, and express their creativity. And let’s not forget the sheer fun of it!
Crafts you do with your child can create great lifelong memories! So go ahead and get creative – your kids will love it!
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – Turkeys and pumpkins are two of the best things about Thanksgiving. They’re both delicious, they’re both festive, and they both make great crafts! This fun craft combines the two into one cute pumpkin turkey! It’s a simple craft that will help kids develop their fine motor skills and is sure to get the whole family in the Thanksgiving spirit!
Spy Turkey Disguise – This Thanksgiving, why not have some fun with your kids and turn Mr. Turkey into a spy? Once your kids’ turkey is complete, hide it around the house or yard and see how long it takes for someone to find it.
Acorn Paper Bag Craft – This fun kids’ craft will transform an ordinary brown paper bag into an extraordinarily cute acorn puppet. With just a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you can create a cute and cuddly acorn puppet that’s perfect for playtime. Plus, this activity is great for fine motor skills development. So get creative and have fun!
Corn Craft – This craft is especially good for your preschool-age kids. It is very simple and has minimal steps to complete. In the end, they will have a cute corn with personality. This craft is sure to give you some laughs and create some lasting memories.
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Finding new ways to learn can be tough, but luckily you’ve come to the right resource to make it a little easier! These turkey do a dot printables are not only a great way for kids to learn while having fun at the same time, but they’ll also get to practice important skills like hand eye coordination and fine motor skills!
Another fun activity is spending time playing games with your kids. Not only will it help them by keeping their minds active, but you’ll also get to spend some quality time with them. Plus, games are a great way to teach kids about important life skills such as cooperation, sportsmanship, and how to handle winning and losing. Our roll a turkey is great place to start and is easy enough for everyone to play!
Playing I spy is an easy and fun game for the whole family. First, print out the Thanksgiving I spy printables. Then, gather around the table and look for the selected items. It’s that simple! The first one to spot them wins! This game is great because it helps kids learn to identify different objects and colors. Plus, it’s a fun way to spend time with the family.
If your kids are bouncing off the walls and you’re out of ideas for how to occupy them, never fear! Our Thanksgiving color by number printables are here to save the day. Not only are they a great way to calm those kids down, but it’s also great practice for them to color within the lines as well as word recognition.
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More Thanksgiving Fun
- Get these coloring page Thanksgiving placemats for the kids’ dinner table!
- These Thanksgiving stretchy toys are a great party favor for kids.
- Little kids are going to look adorable in these “little turkey” t-shirts!
More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Pilgrim turkey template
- Download the pilgrim template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eyes to the middle of the turkey's head.
- Take the hair and glue it to the top of the turkey's head.
- Create the hat by gluing the hat band to the middle of the hat. Then glue the outer buckle to the middle of the hat band and the inner buckle to the middle of the outer buckle.
- Glue the completed hat to the top of the hair.
- Next, glue the shirt to the turkey's body and then the collar to the top of the shirt.
- Place the snood in the middle of the head, between the eyes, and glue it in place.
- Glue the beak on top of the snood.
- Position the wings on both sides of the shirt and glue them in place.
- Take the turkey body and glue it to the middle of the feathers.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the turkey's body.