It’ll be time to plan Thanksgiving dinner soon, so the turkey is getting nervous! He has decided to take matters into his own…wings and hatch a plan to outwit fate.
Our feathered friend has come up with this clever ladybug turkey disguise craft! The turkey will use this disguise to masquerade as a cute insect in the hopes of slipping past those planning the holiday menu.
But the fun doesn’t have to stop here! Explore our turkey disguise projects for even more imaginative ways to keep these birds safe this holiday season!
Disguise A Turkey Ladybug Idea
While your kids are helping the turkey go undercover, they’re also developing their creativity, following instructions, and fine motor skills!
Use our free template, colored paper, trusty scissors, and a dab of glue to showcase the turkey’s determination to blend in. Read on below for the step-by-step directions to see how easy it is to turn a turkey into a ladybug!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- 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 eyes beneath both of the eyebrows.
Take the snood and glue it just below and in between the eyes. Then take the beak and glue it on top of the snood in the middle of the head.
Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Place the antenna on the top and back of the turkey’s head and glue them in place.
Make the feathers by gluing the black spots all along the red feathers. Trim off any excess pieces that hang off the feathers.
Finish up by gluing the turkey’s body to the middle of the feathers.
We have so many more fun Thanksgiving crafts for your kids to make this season! Be sure to check them out while you’re here!
Thanksgiving Ideas For Preschoolers
Looking for ways to keep your preschoolers engaged and learning during the holiday season? We have some great Thanksgiving ideas for crafts and educational activities that are tailor-made for preschoolers.
These projects will get them excited to learn more about the holiday and get them in the holiday spirit. Check out some of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts and activities your kids will enjoy this fall!
Preschool Thanksgiving Books
As parents or teachers of young children, we are always on the lookout for ways to make learning fun and engaging for our little ones.
It’s hard to beat the good old-fashioned exercise of reading books to them! It can provide an opportunity for us to bond with our kids, but it also helps build necessary childhood skills such as language and comprehension abilities.
Reading books with kids also sparks their imagination, with characters and worlds coming to life in their minds. In addition, it helps instill a love for reading in children from a young age, which is essential for their future academic success.
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!
Printable Thanksgiving Crafts
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – Can you think of anything that perfectly represents fall more than pumpkins and turkeys?!
This project is a festive fall craft that combines the two to make a cute pumpkin turkey! It’s a great disguise for a turkey avoiding the Thanksgiving table or way to decorate a pumpkin for those too young to carve one!
Paper Bag Scarecrow Craft – Kids can create an adorable scarecrow puppet using our free template! It’s a fun activity for kids of all ages, and encourages them to use their big imaginations once they’re completed making their new “toy”!
Acorn Craft for Kids – We’re nuts about this fun craft! Kids not only love making this cute acorn, but being able to put it in different poses with its bendy arms and legs. It’s a fun fall craft that’s easiest enough for your little crafters.
Pumpkin Craft for Preschoolers – Add a little fall flair to your fridge when your kids complete this adorable pumpkin craft! We have a couple of templates for you to choose from if your child needs a version with fewer steps to follow. They’ll be proud to display their happy pumpkin this fall!
Thanksgiving Activities For Preschoolers
Take learning to the next level with these festive Thanksgiving pattern block mats! Included are puzzles with full-color backgrounds and puzzles with white backgrounds if you need to save a little ink.
Kids will practice shapes, motor skills, and focusing when they use their tangrams with turkeys, scarecrows, pumpkins, and more!
For a little activity to keep kids occupied while waiting for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready, download these Thanksgiving I Spy printables!
Kids can play a fun game of I Spy when they find all the hidden pictures with these festive sheets. There are two versions to choose from depending on your child’s skill level.
Get the kids excited for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday with our turkey connect the dots printables! After they connect all the dots by counting from 1 to 20, they’ll love to be able to color in the turkeys! It’s a fun way to practice fine motor skills, counting, and letter recognition, so grab the crayons and printables!
These There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey printables are a great companion to the funny book!
These worksheets include a turkey sequencing activity, a do a dot page, and a line tracing exercise. They’ll help kids learn about the order of events, following instructions, letter recognition, and fine motor skills!
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!
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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.
- Start by gluing the eyes beneath both of the eyebrows.
- Take the snood and glue it just below and in between the eyes. Then take the beak and glue it on top of the snood in the middle of the head.
- Next, take the feet and glue them to the bottom of the turkey's body.
- Place the antenna on the top and back of the turkey's head and glue them in place.
- Make the feathers by gluing the black spots all along the red feathers. Trim off any excess pieces that hang off the feathers.
- Finish up by gluing the turkey's body to the middle of the feathers.