Mr. Turkey is on high alert as Thanksgiving approaches. He’s determined to avoid becoming the star of the dinner table, and he’s come up with a plan to outwit the farmer.
He’s going undercover and donning a disguise that’s both adorable and clever with this penguin turkey disguise. Kids get to work their creative magic and transform our feathered friend into a waddling wonder complete with a snowy backdrop for added flair.
This disguise is sure to keep Mr. Turkey off the Thanksgiving menu while also helping kids flex their creative muscles, hone fine motor skills, and encourage their imaginations.
Check out even more turkey disguise project ideas! We’ve got a whole bunch of creative and fun disguises that will keep our feathered friends safe and sound this Thanksgiving.
Turkey Disguise Penguin Idea
To make this clever disguise, you won’t need a ton of supplies. We’ve got you covered with a free template that makes crafting a breeze, plus we’ll walk you through each of the steps so Mr. Turkey will have a penguin disguise in no time!
Download the penguin turkey disguise template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, 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 feet to the bottom of the penguin’s body.
Take some snowflake stickers and place them all over the feathers.
Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feathers.
If your child loved creating this penguin turkey disguise craft, have them make some more of our fun Thanksgiving crafts!
Simple Ideas For Thanksgiving
It can be challenging to find kid-friendly activities that are both engaging and easy to organize during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Whether you’re looking for creative crafts or educational activities that will keep your kids entertained and learning, we have you covered.
These suggestions won’t require hours of preparation, so keep reading below to discover the perfect mix of books, crafts, and activities that will make this holiday season memorable.
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!
Thanksgiving Craft Ideas for Kids
Turkey Crayon Disguise – Add a burst of color to Thanksgiving! Kids can disguise their turkey in style as a crayon complete with the iconic yellow and green crayon box feathers. It’s a fun and creative way to celebrate the holiday!
Paper Pilgrim Craft – Your kiddos can learn more about the First Thanksgiving and bring the pilgrims to life with this fun and simple paper craft! Kids can choose to use the boy or girl template (or both) to make!
Paper Bag Corn Craft – Keep the fall fun going with this corn puppet craft! After a trip to the corn maze, take the excitement home with this simple, family friendly activity. Download the free template, print it, and get creative! It’s perfect for kids of all ages.
Tissue Paper Turkey Craft – Gobble, gobble! Get the kids ready to make a feathered masterpiece with colorful tissue paper. This adorable turkey will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving decor while also helping fine-tune the kiddos’ fine motor skills.
Free Printable Thanksgiving Activities
These turkey do a dot printables are a fun way to offer fantastic learning opportunities. When the kids dot these pages, they’ll count, refine their fine motor skills, and recognize letters. It’s a simple way to blend Thanksgiving and learning.
These five pages are great to use whether at home or in the classroom, so grab the dot markers and this printable set to do this holiday season.
Kids will love to gobble up some knowledge with these turkey worksheets! Kids will master the letter T, improve their handwriting, and discover the parts of a turkey. These worksheets make learning fun, with three engaging activities.
No prep is needed, just simply download, print, and let the learning adventure begin for your preschool and kindergarten kids!
Whether you’re looking for a last minute activity or just a little extra holiday joy, these turkey coloring pages will be a hit. Inside this set, you’ll find four delightful images, including turkeys sporting pilgrim hats and feathered headbands.
Coloring isn’t just enjoyable; it’s a fantastic way for kids to boost their motor skills, fire up their creativity, and even enhance their language development. So grab the colors and get ready to create some beautiful Thanksgiving decor!
After reading A Turkey for Thanksgiving, keep the fun going with some book companion activities. Your preschoolers will adore tracing the path from Mr. Moose to Mrs. Moose, coloring the characters, identifying big and small turkeys, matching animals, creating their own signs, and going on a sight word hunt in these A Turkey for Thanksgiving activities.
Use this story to explore the true meaning of Thanksgiving, and create precious memories with your kids.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowflakes Stickers
- Penguin turkey template
- Download the penguin turkey disguise template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the belly to the middle of the penguin’s body.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side, 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 feet to the bottom of the penguin’s body.
- Take the snowflake stickers and place them on the feathers.
- Finish up by gluing the body to the middle of the feathers.