Looking for a fun and easy craft to keep the kids occupied this Thanksgiving?
Why not make this disguise a turkey rainbow craft? This simple project is perfect for little ones, and it’s a great way for them to work on their scissor skills.
Plus, the kids will love being able to show off their handiwork to the whole family.
It seems like there’s always so much to get done during this time of year and not enough time to do it, but taking the time to spend with your kids is always a good decision.
To keep the good times rolling, we have an entire page of turkey disguise project ideas just for you and your kids that we’re sure you will both love!
Fun Disguise A Turkey Rainbow Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eyes to the head portion of the green turkey base.
Next, fan the feathers along the back of the turkey and glue them in place. We did them in rainbow order, but your kids can do them in any way they want!
Place the cloud along the bottom of the turkey, in the middle.
Glue the red snood in between and slightly below the eyes.
Finish up by gluing the beak on top of the snood.
Now that your kids’ turkey is safely disguised from becoming Thanksgiving dinner, check out our other Thanksgiving crafts for kids!
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Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
For kids, Thanksgiving break is a welcome respite from homework and tests, but after a few days of sleeping in and watching TV, they can start to get stir-crazy.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained (and hopefully learning something too) over the break, we have several ideas below to keep them engaged and excited about the holiday!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Books
Reading to your kids has many benefits. It helps them learn to read, exposes them to new vocabulary, and allows you to bond with them.
But did you know that reading out loud to your kids can also help them learn to speak? That’s right – by hearing you say the words out loud, they are better able to identify the correct pronunciation and intonation.
So, not only will reading aloud help your kids become better readers, but it will also help them become better communicators. Grab a book and start reading – your kids will be thanking you for it in no time!
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
Doing crafts with your kids is a great way to spend some quality time together, bond over a shared activity, and create some lasting memories.
But it’s not always easy to come up with ideas that will appeal to them!
That’s why we’ve put together this list of crafts that are sure to be a hit with the whole family. From simple projects like making paper bag puppets to a cute headband craft, there’s something on this list for everyone! So gather up your supplies and get ready to have some fun!
Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – What kid doesn’t love puppets? And what better way to get them excited for the Thanksgiving season than by having them make their own scarecrow craft? This simple project is perfect for little ones, and it’s a great way for them to practice using scissors and following directions. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft – Looking for a fun and easy Thanksgiving craft for your kids? Look no further than the humble toilet paper roll! With the template and some imagination, you can turn an empty toilet paper roll into a festive turkey that your kid can play with. Just be careful – before you know it, you could have an entire flock of these creations all over your house!
Scarecrow Headband Craft – What would fall be without scarecrows? These iconic figures are part of the reason why autumn is such a fun season. This easy craft is perfect for kids of all ages and is a great way to get them into the Thanksgiving spirit. Using just a few simple materials, you can create a cute headband for your little one that they can wear around the dinner table!
Acorn Craft For Kids – When the squirrels start stockpiling their homes with acorns you know that winter is upon us. This craft will help celebrate the Thanksgiving season by crafting a paper acorn and bringing it to life as your kids create an acorn with eyes, arms, legs, and mouth! Your kids will have a blast making this fun craft.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Coloring is always a fun activity to do with your kids – and it’s a great way to bond with them. These Thanksgiving color by number printables make coloring easy for even the littlest kids and help savor the season. Plus, it’s a great way to keep them occupied while you’re getting dinner ready! So go ahead and print out a few copies – your kids will thank you for it.
Remember when you were a kid and you used to love playing games? Well, it turns out that playing games is still a great way to spend time with your kids! Not only is it a fun way to bond with them, but it also helps them develop important skills. And these Thanksgiving I spy printables are the perfect way to get started! They’re sure to have a blast!
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and, of course, turkey! If you’re looking for a fun and educational way to keep your kids busy this Thanksgiving, print out these turkey do a dot printables. Not only will they help kids practice their fine motor skills, but they’ll also learn to recognize numbers and letters. Plus, they’re just plain old fun!
If you’ve ever seen a group of kids let loose with a box of crayons, you know that they can get pretty creative – and messy! These turkey coloring pages will help kids stay in the holiday spirit! Also, it turns out that coloring isn’t just for fun; it can also have some serious benefits. Studies have shown that coloring can help kids to develop important skills like fine motor control, focus, and problem-solving.
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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 eyes to the head portion of the green turkey base.
- Next, fan the feathers along the back of the turkey and glue them in place. We did them in rainbow order, but your kids can do them in any way they want!
- Place the cloud along the bottom of the turkey, in the middle.
- Glue the red snood in between and slightly below the eyes.
- Finish up by gluing the beak on top of the snood.