Thanksgiving is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about how to keep the turkey safe from the farmer.
One great way to do this is by disguising the turkey as something else. With this fun spy turkey disguise craft, the turkey will be able to hide in plain sight!
Plus, there’s a free template to make it even easier. Just print out the template and follow the instructions.
The turkey will be so happy that it was able to avoid being caught! Be sure to look through all of our turkey disguise projects for even more cool ideas.
Spy Turkey In Disguise
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the hat band to the base of the hat.
Take the hat and glue it to the top of the turkey’s head.
Glue the sunglasses to the turkey’s head, right below the hat.
Next, take the snood and glue it to the middle of the turkey’s head, right below the sunglasses’ nose area. Leave the lower part of the snood unglued so you can place the tie beneath it. Then take the beak and glue it on top of the snood.
Take the tie and glue it just below the beak, in the middle of the turkey’s body.
Place the turkey’s body onto the feathers and glue it down.
Finish up the spy disguise by gluing the feet to the bottom turkey’s body.
That’s one turkey that won’t get eaten for dinner this Thanksgiving!
Kids Thanksgiving Unit
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and giving thanks. But it can also be a time for educational fun! If you’re looking for some great Thanksgiving unit ideas, look no further.
Below we have everything from crafts to activities, so your kids can celebrate in a way that’s both meaningful and enjoyable!
Thanksgiving Themed Children’s Books
Thanksgiving is a joyous time of year when family and friends come together to share a delicious meal and give thanks for all the good in their lives.
If you’re looking for a way to add some extra learning and fun to your Thanksgiving celebration, why not consider reading one of these delightful children’s books about the holiday? From stories about friends and food to tales of turkey shenanigans, these books are sure to please!
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!
Kids’ Thanksgiving Crafts
Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to get crafty with your kids! Not only is it a fun way to spend the holiday, but crafting can also help your children develop important skills.
Projects like painting and crafting can help them to develop fine motor skills and can boost their hand-eye coordination.
In addition, crafting can also be a great way to encourage your kids to be creative and use their imaginations. So this Thanksgiving, break out the glue sticks and glitter and let your kids loose!
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft – This easy recycled craft is perfect for Thanksgiving. Just download the free template, print it out, and let your kids go to town with paper and glue. They’ll love turning toilet paper rolls into cute pilgrims.
Turkey Headband Craft – Here’s a fun way to get your kids excited about Thanksgiving. They can make their very own turkey headband! They’ll love showing it off at the dinner table. Plus, it’s a great craft for working on fine motor skills.
Paper Bag Corn Craft – This Thanksgiving, get the kids in on the crafting fun with this easy corn puppet craft. Not only is it a great way to use up any leftover scraps of paper, but it’s also a lot of fun for pretend play. Let the little ones make this cute project and watch their imaginations run wild!
Paper Pumpkin Craft – These little paper pumpkins are so adorable and easy to make, your kids will love them! They’re perfect for fall decorations or even as Thanksgiving place cards. Your kids can make them in any color they like, and they’re really simple enough for kids to do on their own. Try this easy craft today!
Thanksgiving Activities For Kids
Keep the kids entertained with these Thanksgiving do a dot printables! They’re not only fun, but they also help kids practice visual discrimination, letters and shapes, fine motor skills, and more. Plus, there are more than 20 pages for them to do!
This free printable roll a turkey game is perfect for getting kids excited about Thanksgiving while also helping them practice their fine motor skills. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to teach little ones about colors and turn-taking. To get started, simply print out the template and grab some smaller markers (like pom poms or candy)!
These free printable turkey coloring pages are a no-prep Thanksgiving activity. Not only are they great for keeping kids entertained, but coloring has been shown to have many benefits for children. It’s a great way to relax and de-stress, help with hand-eye coordination, and develop creativity and imagination. So download these free printables and let the kids go wild!
Cool Thanksgiving Finds
- This “Football. Turkey. Nap. Repeat” kid’s t-shirt is perfect for Thanksgiving Day!
- Keep the kids busy all day with this jumbo table-sized Thanksgiving coloring poster.
- Let the kids explore hands-on play with this fall play dough kit!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey template
- Glue the sunglasses to the turkey's head, right below the hat.
- Next, take the snood and glue it to the middle of the turkey's head, right below the sunglasses' nose area. Leave the lower part of the snood unglued so you can place the tie beneath it. Then take the beak and glue it on top of the snood.
- Take the tie and glue it just below the beak, in the middle of the turkey's body.
- Place the turkey's body onto the feathers and glue it down.
Finish up the spy disguise by gluing the feet to the bottom turkey's body.