Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while most of us eagerly anticipate the delicious feast, there’s one turkey who’s hatching a plan to avoid becoming the main course. This clever bird is going incognito, and its disguise? Well, it’s not your typical turkey attire!
Kids will help him dress in black and white in this fun and creative disguise a turkey panda craft. It will bring smiles to your little ones’ faces, and lend a helping hand to our feathered friend!
If your little ones enjoyed helping out their turkey friend, be sure to check out more turkey disguise project ideas. We have a whole menu of creative disguises that will make your kids giggle and have fun celebrating the Thanksgiving season.
Panda Disguise A Turkey Idea
To create this cute paper craft, we’ve made it easy for you with a free template you can download and print.
Along with the template, you’ll need some basic supplies like colored paper, scissors, and glue. We’ll guide you through each step, making this project enjoyable for kids of all ages.
- 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 panda turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue it in place.
Next, apply glue to the eyes and attach them to the eye spots.
Glue the ears to the top and side of the panda’s head.
Place the stripe on the top part of the body and glue it down.
Attach the snood on the side of the nose.
Next, glue the body to the middle of the feathers.
Take the wings and glue them to both sides of the body.
Finish by attaching the feet to the bottom of the body.
Isn’t this adorable panda turkey disguise craft lovely? We’re sure your kids will enjoy making it! Don’t miss out on exploring more of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts for your kiddos while you’re here!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Ideas
Now that we’ve covered our adorable turkey disguise craft, it’s time to find a cornucopia of Thanksgiving activities that will keep your kids engaged, entertained, and even learning a thing or two during the holiday season.
We have ideas for captivating books that will whisk their imaginations away, hands-on crafts that will bring out their creative sides, and educational activities that sneak in a little learning with all the fun. Read on below for some inspiration.
Kids’ Thanksgiving 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 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
Handprint Pilgrim Craft – Introduce kids to the story of the pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving with this personalized craft! It can be customized to make a boy or girl pilgrim, so download the template to use this November!
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – This perfect fall craft dresses a pumpkin up like a turkey! Kids will be excited to decorate for fall with their latest craft project.
Turkey Craftivity – We’ve combined a turkey craft with a writing activity for this fall project. Kids will create their own turkeys and then write out all the things they’re thankful for. It’s a great way for them to work on handwriting and gratitude!
Scarecrow Headband Craft – This cute scarecrow is easily customizable to suit your child’s skill set. If they’re not quite old enough to craft by cutting and pasting all the pieces together, there’s a color-in version they can do instead!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Kids can discover the joy of learning with our Thanksgiving worksheets. These holiday-themed activities combine fun and education.
Kids will develop essential skills like letter recognition with the C is for cornucopia letter maze, recognizing patterns by completing the Thanksgiving pattern page, and handwriting on the T is for turkey handwriting page.
Whether used at home or in the classroom, these festive printables promise to make the holiday season both entertaining and enriching!
Gobble up some extra time with these turkey do a dot printables! These engaging activities will captivate your little ones while they learn this Thanksgiving season. Whether it’s keeping them entertained while eagerly awaiting the Thanksgiving feast or providing a peaceful learning moment in the classroom.
These printables offer a delightful way to enhance counting skills, fine motor skills, and letter recognition. So, let’s get them ready to feast on some knowledge and fun!
Are you on the hunt for a no-prep activity or a fun way to keep your kids entertained this holiday season? Look no further than these cute turkey coloring pages.
Coloring is a fantastic way for children to nurture their motor skills and use their creativity, so grab our free coloring page set. They feature four unique turkey designs your kids will adore coloring and proudly displaying for Thanksgiving.
After reading a favorite holiday book about a turkey with stage fright, incorporate these How to Catch a Turkey activities printables! These book-based activities focus on early math and literacy skills.
Kids will be able to get creative and learn with this set which includes counting practice, letter formation, designing a turkey trap, and so much more.
Grab the pencils, markers, and scissors because it’s time to make learning a blast with these fun and festive printables that bring this funny book to life!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Panda turkey disguise template
- Download the panda turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Position the eye spots just above the nose, one on each side, and glue them in place.
- Next, apply glue to the eyes and attach them to the eye spots.
- Glue the ears to the top and side of the panda’s head.
- Place the stripe on the top part of the body and glue it down.
- Attach the snood on the side of the nose.
- Next, glue the body to the middle of the feathers.
- Take the wings and glue them to both sides of the body.
- Finish by attaching the feet to the bottom of the body.