This gnome turkey disguise craft is a match made in heaven since gnomes love to dress up for the different seasons, and the turkey needs a really good disguise to keep him safe from the Thanksgiving table.
Everyone will think the gnome is just dressed up for the holiday, none the wiser that it’s actually Mr. Turkey that’s gone incognito. He’ll be able to join in on all the holiday fun without any of the worry.
Find lots more turkey disguise project ideas that your kids will love. We have lots to choose from that will appeal to all sorts of interests and keep the turkey safe!
Gnome Disguise A Turkey Idea
This fun craft is a festive way for kids to get creative this Thanksgiving and even work on a few skills as well. They can customize their gnome turkey with their favorite colors and really make it their own.
We’ve provided a free downloadable template for you to print, and if you read below, you’ll find our complete instructions on how to put him together.
This fun paper craft just takes a handful of common supplies, so be sure to add this craft to your Thanksgiving activities this November!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gnome turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of the post to get the template)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the clothes to the body section of the turkey.
Place the beard on the lower portion of the turkey’s head and glue it over the clothes.
Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the beard, in the middle of the face.
Glue the snood in the middle of the face, just below the eyes. Then, glue the nose over the snood, just below the eyes.
Position the hat on the top of the turkey’s head and glue it down.
Next, take the shoes and glue them to the bottom of both of the turkey’s legs.
Make the mushroom by gluing the top to the stalk, then glue the completed mushroom in the middle of the turkey’s body.
Glue the hands on both sides of the mushroom, so it looks like the gnome is holding it.
Finish up by gluing the feathers to the back and middle of the turkey’s body.
Be sure to check out all of our fun Thanksgiving crafts that your kids will love making this special time of year!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Ideas
As the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to stimulate your child’s creativity and curiosity with festive crafts and educational activities.
If you’re on the hunt for Thanksgiving ideas that will not only keep your kids entertained but also help them learn and explore, you’re in the right place.
We’ve gathered a collection of easy fall themed activities that will set the tone for a memorable Thanksgiving.
Check them out below to make this holiday season both enjoyable and enriching for your children.
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 Books For Kindergarten
Reading books with your kids is one of the best things you can do for their development. It can create a lifelong love of reading and also improve their vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension skills.
It’s a fantastic way to wind down before bed, giving both you and your child a chance to relax and escape into a different world.
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!
Children’s Thanksgiving Crafts
Pirate Turkey Disguise Craft – Rrrr you ready for Thanksgiving? Mr. Turkey is this year with a perfect disguise as a pirate. The timid and scared turkey will become a confident swashbuckler ready to face the Thanksgiving table with courage with his new disguise.
Handprint Pilgrim Craft – Introduce your kiddos to the First Thanksgiving with this cute and personalized craft. They’ll make a boy or girl pilgrim complete with their own handprints for the pilgrim’s collar. It will become a keepsake craft since it captures how little their hands were that Thanksgiving!
Name Turky Craft – Gather up your little gobblers for a fun turkey craft! Kids will customize their turkeys with their own names on the tail feathers. Making this craft is a great opportunity for kids to recognize letters and put them in the right order to spell their names.
Corn Craft for Preschoolers – This cute and simple paper craft is easy enough for little ones to make by themselves. This craft is a fun one to do when going to a corn maze or preparing a Thanksgiving feast. It provides a chance to work on fine motor skills and learn new vocabulary.
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Our Thanksgiving worksheets for kids blend learning and holiday fun, featuring tasks like letter recognition, pattern solving, and handwriting.
These festive printables are suitable for both home and classroom settings for a quiet and enriching activity to find the letter C in the maze, practice writing the letter T, and determining the next object in the patterns.
The turkeys are all dressed up for Thanksgiving in these turkey coloring pages! You’ll find four unique coloring pages of a turkey wearing a pilgrim hat, a pilgrim bonnet, a feather headband, and one that says, “Gobble ’till you wobble!”
Coloring is a fun activity that’s beneficial for kids’ development, and it’s easy to prepare! Just download, print, and go!
Incorporate some learning into the Thanksgiving holiday with these festive turkey do a dot printables! All you have to do is print these free pages and grab the dot marker for kids to get started.
They’re ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and they’ll learn letter recognition, graphing, fine motor skills, colors, and more.
There are so many different ways to use these Thanksgiving cutting strips than with just scissors!
Kids can of course use their scissors for some cutting practice, or they can incorporate other methods to develop their fine motor skills. They can trace, add buttons along the paths, or even roll a playdough snake that follows the path!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Gnome turkey template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the clothes to the body section of the turkey.
- Place the beard on the lower portion of the turkey's head and glue it over the clothes.
- Next, take the eyes and glue them just above the beard, in the middle of the face.
- Glue the snood in the middle of the face, just below the eyes. Then, glue the nose over the snood, just below the eyes.
- Position the hat on the top of the turkey's head and glue it down.
- Next, take the shoes and glue them to the bottom of both of the turkey's legs.
- Make the mushroom by gluing the top to the stalk, then glue the completed mushroom in the middle of the turkey's body.
- Glue the hands on both sides of the mushroom, so it looks like the gnome is holding it.
- Finish up by gluing the feathers to the back and middle of the turkey's body.