Mr. Turkey would rather just skip Thanksgiving and go straight to Christmas most years. Thanksgiving usually fills his feathers with dread as he desperately tries to avoid becoming the main course. But this year, he’s hatched a plan so he can enjoy Thanksgiving, too!
His idea is simple, yet brilliant – transform himself into his favorite holiday character, the Grinch. It’s up to your little ones to make our feathered friend a Grinch turkey in disguise to keep him safe this Thanksgiving!
For more creative, kid-friendly projects that will keep our feathered friends safe and sound this Thanksgiving, check out more turkey disguise project ideas!
Disguise A Turkey Grinch Idea
This craft encourages kids to use their creativity and use a beloved book and movie character as inspiration to craft a clever costume. They’ll also get an exercise in cutting with scissors and using their fine motor skills to carefully craft the perfect disguise.
We’ll provide a free template to download and print, and you’ll just need a few basic supplies to get your kids crafting.
Download the Grinch turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing both eyes just below the eyebrows.
Place the snood in the middle of the head, just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
Glue the beak on top of the snood.
Next, glue the Santa hat to the top of the turkey’s head.
Glue the fluff to the bottom of the hat.
Complete the hat by gluing the pom to the tip of the hat.
Glue the feet to the bottom part of the body.
Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feathers.
Looking for some more fun Thanksgiving activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Thanksgiving crafts!
Thanksgiving Ideas for Students
With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to gather some ideas of books, crafts, and activities that will have your kids not only learning but having a blast this Thanksgiving. These ideas will keep your young students entertained, spark their curiosity, and create lasting memories throughout the holiday season.
Keep reading for some of our favorite Thanksgiving ideas for students and be sure to bookmark the ones that pique your kids’ interests!
Thanksgiving Children’s Books
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!
Construction Paper Thanksgiving Crafts
Turkey Trouble Craft – Inspired by the hilarious book, kids can make the ultimate disguise from this story with this fun craft. They’ll have a blast recreating the pizza delivery guy disguise that outwits the farmer looking to make him Thanksgiving dinner!
Football Turkey Disguise – Get ready for some turkey-saving, touchdown-scoring fun! This fun craft project will have kids turning the turkey into a football to outsmart the farmer and avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. This disguise is bound to score big with loads of fun!
Handprint Pilgrim Craft – Kids can bring the story of the pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving to life with this personalized craft! Use our free template to create a boy or girl pilgrim (or both). Download the template and gather a few supplies to make it this Thanksgiving season!
Paper Plate Turkey Craft – Gobble up the fun and turn a simple paper plate, a little paper, and some paint into a festive turkey decoration. Kids’ imaginations can take flight as they create a feathered friend that’s bound to bring festive cheer to your holiday celebrations.
Thanksgiving Activity Printables
Reading becomes an interactive journey and blends fun with learning with these How to Catch a Turkey activities.
These educational activities are inspired by a beloved children’s book and are a great way for kids to work on fine motor skills, letter recognition, pattern recognition, and memory! Print out these engaging activities, grab a copy of the book, and let the Thanksgiving themed fun begin!
As the fall season arrives, it’s the perfect time to learn about an essential crop with our engaging corn worksheets. These activities make learning fun while also enhancing letter recognition and handwriting skills.
Print out the worksheets today and let them go on a corn filled learning adventure that’s both educational and enjoyable! Included are handwriting practice, labeling activities, and a letter maze for some extra fall fun.
This year, add a dash of fun to the holiday season with our turkey connect the dots printables. Kids will delight in connecting the dots to reveal charming turkey images they can color in as they wait for the big feast to be ready!
As they move from dot to dot, their fine motor skills get a boost, and counting from 1 to 20 becomes a fun challenge. Download these printables and set them out on the Thanksgiving table or use them in the classroom this November.
This adorable turkey letter sound activity is ideal for preschool and kindergarten students and makes learning a breeze. Kids will name the letter on the turkey’s sign, identify the pictures, and clip a clothespin to the one with the matching initial sound. It’s a fantastic way to boost early literacy skills in a festive way!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Grinch turkey template
- Download the grinch turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing both eyes just below the eyebrows.
- Place the snood in the middle of the head, just below the eyes, and glue it in place.
- Glue the beak on top of the snood.
- Next, glue the Santa hat to the top of the turkey's head.
- Glue the fluff to the bottom of the hat.
- Complete the hat by gluing the pom to the tip of the hat.
- Glue the feet to the bottom part of the body.
- Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feathers.