With Thanksgiving coming up soon, we start thinking about all the good food and spending time with family and friends.
It’s also time to start thinking about how to keep the turkey safe from the farmer! It’s a fun project that can be done as a family so Mr. Turkey can survive Thanksgiving!
A great way to keep him safe is to disguise him as something else! Let’s help him go undercover with this gingerbread man turkey disguise. With the turkey dressed up as a sweet treat, he’ll be able to avoid being the farmer’s Thanksgiving dinner!
While your kiddos are creating this disguise as one of our favorite cookies, they will also be working on developing creativity, following directions, and scissor skills.
Once your kids are done baking up sweet disguises, be sure to check out some more Thanksgiving crafts for kids. You’ll find lots of holiday crafts to keep your kids busy this Thanksgiving season.
Fun Gingerbread Man Turkey Disguise Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the gingerbread man turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the eyes to the middle of the turkey’s head.
Glue the snood just below the eyes, then glue the beak on top of it.
Next, glue the buttons in the middle of the turkey’s body.
Place the icing hair at the top of the head and glue it in place.
Glue the bow either on the neck as a bowtie or on the hair as a hair bow.
Take the wings and glue them on both sides of the turkey’s body.
Finish up the turkey’s body by gluing the feet to the bottom of the body.
Create the gingerbread feathers by gluing the white middle feather piece to the middle of the largest brown feathers. Next, glue the smallest brown feathers to the middle of the white feathers.
Wrap it up by gluing the turkey’s body to the middle of the feathers.
Now that your kids have successfully disguised the turkey as a gingerbread man, check out our other turkey disguise crafts to make too!
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Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids
This time of year is a perfect chance for families to spend time together getting crafty. You can help the kids get excited to learn all about Thanksgiving by doing crafts and activities with them.
If you’re looking for some fun and easy projects for the kids to do this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. We’re sharing some of our favorite Thanksgiving ideas all in one place, so all you have to do is choose the ones your kiddos will love to do!
You’ll find a variety of activities that will keep your kids learning and engaged this fall. Read on below for some of our favorite ideas.
Thanksgiving Books For Kids
This Thanksgiving, while the turkey is in the oven and the pie is cooling on the counter, take some time to sit down with your kids and read them a book.
Reading to your kids has many benefits, from fostering a love of reading to promoting bonding and communication. And what better way to teach your kids about Thanksgiving than by reading them a story about the first Thanksgiving?
There are many great Thanksgiving-themed books for kids of all ages, so there’s sure to be one that your child will enjoy. So this holiday season, give the gift of reading to your kids – they’ll be thankful for it now and for years to come!
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 a beneficial learning tool for kids. It helps them to develop their fine motor skills, gain decision-making skills, and learn how to follow instructions.
All while they’re having fun creating, kids are also learning about counting, patterns, shapes, and colors. Kids can take pride in their completed projects which builds confidence.
Get to crafting with your kids using some of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts below.
Santa Turkey Disguise – When you see Santa, you think of Christmas, not Thanksgiving, so this is the perfect disguise for your turkey to go undercover with. Have your kids transform their turkey into Jolly Old St. Nick with this free printable to keep him safe during Thanksgiving!
Paper Plate Pilgrim – Paper plates aren’t just for eating off of, they’re great for crafting, too! Your kids will enjoy creating this pilgrim craft with the everyday paper plate. While the kids are creating their own pilgrim, they can learn more about the first Thanksgiving!
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey – Recycle those toilet paper rolls with a fun craft! This is a simple and quick craft to create with your kids. You could have a flock of turkeys in no time! These little turkeys would be such cute Thanksgiving decorations for your holiday table.
Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – Your kids will love these scarecrow puppets – they’re outstanding in their field! This is an easy and inexpensive craft, plus the puppets are fun to play with once they’re completed. Grab the free printable to get your kids crafting this fall!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Grab the crayons and these Thanksgiving color by number printables, and you’re set for a fun holiday activity in no time. Your little ones will love all the Thanksgiving characters featured in these cute coloring pages, plus they’ll help kids with number and color recognition.
Let’s play a game of I Spy with these Thanksgiving I spy printables! They’re filled with cute Thanksgiving-themed pictures and puzzles. Your little sleuths can enjoy these printables by themselves, or make it a game to race others to find all the hidden pictures first.
These pumpkin worksheets are the pick of the pumpkin patch! Your little pumpkins will have fun learning this fall with these free printables. With these pages, they’ll learn letter recognition, patterns, handwriting, and more.
If you’re looking for something fun to do over the Thanksgiving break, we have just the game! Print out this free roll a turkey printable for a fun game to play with the kids. While they’re enjoying the game, they’ll also be working on counting, colors, and more!
- Print out these Thanksgiving gift card holders to give to your children’s teachers.
- Use this GIANT Thanksgiving coloring poster to keep the kids busy & having fun!
- Kids will love wearing this cute thankful turkey t-shirt all November long!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gingerbread turkey template
- Download the gingerbread man turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the eyes to the middle of the turkey's head.
- Glue the snood just below the eyes, then glue the beak on top of it.
- Next, glue the buttons in the middle of the turkey's body.
- Place the icing hair at the top of the head and glue it in place.
- Glue the bow either on the neck as a bowtie or on the hair as a hair bow.
- Take the wings and glue them on both sides of the turkey's body.
- Finish up the turkey's body by gluing the feet to the bottom of the body.
- Create the gingerbread feathers by gluing the white middle feather piece to the middle of the largest brown feathers. Next, glue the smallest brown feathers to the middle of the white feathers.
- Wrap it up by gluing the turkey's body to the middle of the feathers.