Rrrr ye mateys! Rrrr you ready for Thanksgiving? Even Mr. Turkey is in his pirate turkey disguise!
Mr. Turkey usually isn’t very excited about Thanksgiving and avoids it at all costs to stay far away from the dinner table. This year, he’s pretty confident he’s safe since we helped him with the perfect disguise to stay incognito.
We think your little pirates will love to create this fun and imaginative craft. It’s a great project to make with the whole family. Plus, to make it even easier to create, we have a free template for you to print out!
Alright mateys, be sure to check out our turkey disguise project ideas for lots more ideas to stay busy this fall.
Fun Pirate Turkey Disguise Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Pirate turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the pirate turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the eye and the eye patch in the middle section of the turkey’s head. Use a black marker to draw on the eye patch straps.
Next, glue the hat to the top of the head, then glue the skull and crossbones to the middle of the hat.
Take the turkey’s shirt and glue it to the turkey’s body. Optionally, glue the stripes on the shirt and trim the paper that hangs off each edge.
Place the wings on both sides of the shirt and glue them in place.
Glue the snood in between and slightly below the turkey’s eyes.
Place the beak on top of the snood and glue it in place.
Next, glue the turkey to the feathers.
Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the turkey’s body.
Your little mateys are sure to like this here disguise a turkey project idea! Try it out this November!
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 Unit For Kids
Did you love this turkey disguise? Keep the Thanksgiving fun and learning going by creating a whole Thanksgiving unit for kids. We have crafts and activities perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday. For some of our favorite ideas that will keep the kids engaged this fall, keep reading below!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Books
Reading to your kids is good for them because it helps to foster a love of reading in them at an early age. It also allows you to bond with your children and share in their enjoyment of the story.
In addition, reading aloud to your kids can help to improve their vocabulary and verbal skills. And last but not least, it’s just plain fun! So next time you’re looking for something to do with your kids, why not curl up with a good book and enjoy some quality time together?
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 Crafts For Kids
Not only is crafting fun, but it’s also a great way for kids to develop important skills.
Crafting fosters a love for art and creativity! It also helps children learn communication, focusing, listening, and using their fine and gross motor skills. We love that crafting is a teaching tool, so kids can associate learning with fun! See some of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts below:
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – What’s the ultimate fall combo? This pumpkin dressed up as a turkey! This is a great fall craft for either Halloween or Thanksgiving. Disguise a pumpkin as a turkey for the perfect no-carve pumpkin character, or celebrate Thanksgiving by creating this fall loving turkey! This cute little guy is sure to be a hit with your kiddos!
Tissue Paper Turkey Craft – Get kids involved in decorating for Thanksgiving with these colorful turkeys! Let their creativity flow when they choose the color of their turkey’s feathers. Their dexterity will get a work out when they glue all the pieces in the right place. They’ll be proud to hang their colorful turkeys on the fridge when they’re finished! Grab the template so they can get to creating!
Acorn Paper Bag Craft – Have you noticed the squirrels gathering the acorns, yet? With fall here, they’ll be busy gathering them up in preparation for winter! With the cooler temperatures outside, get the kids to create inside! Celebrate the fall season with this fun paper bag craft by bringing this little acorn to life! Plus, once the kids are finished crafting, they’ll have a fun puppet to play with!
Pilgrim Craft – Looking for an easy Thanksgiving craft? Have your little guys and girls create their very own pilgrim! There’s a boy and girl version so you can make one or both. Learn a little history and create a Thanksgiving decoration all at the same time. Just download the free template to get started.
Kids’ Thanksgiving Activities
Keep the kiddos busy learning over the Thanksgiving break with these Thanksgiving do a dot printables. These pages feature adorable fall characters and objects your kids will love. They’ll work on a variety of skills all while having fun. It’s an engaging and simple activity that’ll be a hit with your kids!
Raise your hand if you love to play I Spy! Our hand is definitely up! Your little sleuths will love to find all the hidden pictures and puzzles in these Thanksgiving I Spy printables. Make it a game by having siblings or friends race each other to find all the hidden Thanksgiving items! These will be great to have out at the kids’ table or any time around the Thanksgiving holiday.
Looking for a fun no-prep activity to gobble up extra time? These turkey worksheets will keep the kids busy learning and having fun. This is a great Thanksgiving themed activity to complete at home or in the classroom. Just download the free printable, print it, and give it to your little turkeys!
More Thanksgiving Fun
- This “Little Turkey” sweatshirt is perfect for kids to wear this fall.
- Keep the kids engaged with this GIANT Thanksgiving coloring page poster.
- Kids will look adorable in this thankful turkey t-shirt.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Pirate turkey template
- Download the pirate turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the eye and the eye patch in the middle section of the turkey's head. Use a black marker to draw on the eye patch straps.
- Next, glue the hat to the top of the head, then glue the skull and crossbones to the middle of the hat.
- Take the turkey's shirt and glue it to the turkey's body. Optionally, glue the stripes on the shirt and trim the paper that hangs off each edge.
- Place the wings on both sides of the shirt and glue them in place.
- Glue the snood in between and slightly below the turkey's eyes.
- Place the beak on top of the snood and glue it in place.
- Next, glue the turkey to the feathers.
- Finish up by gluing the feet to the bottom of the turkey's body.