Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and, of course, turkey.
But what if your turkey was smart enough to hide as a flamingo turkey disguise?!
That’s where this craft comes in. With a few simple materials, your kids can transform a turkey into a flamingo that is sure to evade being found and used for dinner!
If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to keep your turkey safe this Thanksgiving, and get your kids into the holiday spirit, try this cute turkey in disguise project idea.
For even more fun crafts to do with your kids this holiday we have an entire list of turkey disguise project ideas that we’re sure they’ll love creating!
Easy Flamingo Turkey Disguise Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Flamingo 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 making the flamingo disguise by gluing the eyes in the middle part of the head.
Take the snood and glue it in the middle of the head, just below the eyes.
Use a black marker to color in the bottom of the flamingo’s beak, then glue it in the middle of the turkey’s head, on top of the snood.
Next, place the wings on both sides of the body and glue them in place.
Glue the feet to the bottom of the body, with the toes pointing upward.
Finish up by gluing the completed bottom to the feathers.
We’re sure your kids will have a blast making this turkey disguise. Check out our Thanksgiving crafts for kids for more ideas!
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Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
Unless you’re a time traveler, it’s impossible to slow down time. But on Thanksgiving, we can at least pretend!
For a day, we can put aside our never-ending to-do lists and focus on what’s really important: spending time with our loved ones!
What better way to spend time with your kids than by engaging in some fun crafts and activities? You can also read Thanksgiving-themed books together or even play some classic board games. Just take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the holiday.
Your to-do list will still be there tomorrow. Keep reading below for a list of ideas you can do with your kids this Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving Books For Kids
This Thanksgiving, don’t just stuff your kids full of turkey and pumpkin pie – stuff their brains full of knowledge by reading to them!
Reading books to your kids is a great way to help them learn about different topics, expand their vocabulary, and develop their reading skills. Plus, it’s a great bonding experience for both you and your child.
So grab a book and snuggle up with your little ones this Thanksgiving – they’ll be thankful you did!
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!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Crafts
Crafting is the perfect activity to do with your kids this Thanksgiving.
Not only is it a great way to spend some quality time together, but it’s also a great way to create some lasting memories. And what better way to remember Thanksgiving than by making some homemade decorations?
We have plenty of easy crafts that even the youngest of children can create. Below are just a few!
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft – The pilgrims were a brave and hardy bunch, and their story is an inspiring one. Teaching our kids about the pilgrims is a great way to instill a sense of pride and appreciation for all that they accomplished. This cute paper roll craft will also help your kids remember the story behind it as they make their own pilgrim characters!
Name Turkey Craft – This turkey craft is the perfect way to get your kids into the Thanksgiving spirit! Not only will they love creating a cute turkey that incorporates their name, but it’s also a great opportunity to work on their spelling and fine motor skills. They’re sure to have a blast putting together this festive craft!
Thankful Turkey Craft – Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the things we’re grateful for. And what could be more charming than hearing what our kids have to say about what they’re thankful for? This cute craft is the perfect opportunity to find out! The kids can write what they’re thankful for on the tail feathers and place them on the body of their DIY turkey.
Paper Bag Corn Craft – Making a corn puppet is a perfect way to bring the season to life for kids! They will love giving their corn personality and seeing them smile. This craft is also an excellent opportunity for kids to practice their fine motor skills as they manipulate the paper bag and glue to create their puppet. And when they’re finished, they’ll have a fun friend to play with. So break out the glue and paper bags, and let the crafting begin!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Thanksgiving is a time for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie – but it’s also a time for turkey connect the dot printables! These turkey-themed printables are the perfect way to get your little ones into the Thanksgiving spirit.
Not only are they fun and easy to do, but they also help kids develop their fine motor skills. Plus, when they’re done connecting the dots, they can color in their turkey however they like!
Do a dot is an easy activity for kids and these turkey do a dot printables are the perfect way to start your Thanksgiving teaching. Kids will hardly know they are learning while working on these sheets!
These printables can also be used as a fun way to learn the letter T. This activity is great for fine motor skills, color recognition, and counting. So, get your dot markers and get ready to have some Thanksgiving fun!
These Thanksgiving pattern block mats are a great way for kids to work on their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Each mat features a different Thanksgiving-themed design, and kids can use their pattern blocks to finish each scene!
The mats are also great for helping kids to learn about shapes and colors, as they will need to identify the different shapes and colors of the pattern blocks in order to create the design.
Thanksgiving dinner can take forever to cook, and sometimes it can seem like the kids will never make it through the wait! But with these Thanksgiving I spy printables, they’ll be entertained and in the holiday spirit in no time.
Just print out the sheets and let them search for all the Thanksgiving-themed objects. They’ll love finding all the turkeys, pumpkins, and pies hidden in the pictures. And you’ll love having a few extra minutes to get the dinner table set!
More Thanksgiving Fun
- Kids will laugh about this funny “leftovers are for quitters” sweatshirt.
- Print out this GIANT Thanksgiving coloring poster.
- This fall playdough kit is a great sensory experience for Thanksgiving.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Flamingo turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin making the flamingo disguise by gluing the eyes in the middle part of the head.
- Take the snood and glue it in the middle of the head, just below the eyes.
- Use a black marker to color in the bottom of the flamingo's beak, then glue it in the middle of the turkey's head, on top of the snood.
- Next, place the wings on both sides of the body and glue them in place.
- Glue the feet to the bottom of the body, with the toes pointing upward.
- Finish up by gluing the completed bottom to the feathers.