As Thanksgiving approaches, turkeys all over are ruffling their feathers in nervous anticipation. After all, the dinner table can be a rather scary place for these feathered friends. One clever turkey has hatched a colorful plan to avoid becoming the star of the Thanksgiving feast this year!
With our turkey crayon disguise craft, children can customize their turkey’s disguise with their favorite color, and complete the look with the iconic yellow and green crayon box for the feathers!
Crafting this turkey disguise is not only a fantastic way for kids to get into the Thanksgiving spirit, but it also is a way for them to hone their fine motor skills as they cut, color, and glue. Kids are encouraged to think outside the box and use their creativity to dress a turkey in disguise!
Discover even more ingenious ways to keep Mr. Turkey safe this holiday season with the turkey disguise project.
Crayon Turkey Disguise Project
To bring this turkey craft to life, you’ll need a few simple supplies, all of which can easily be found around the house. Download the template and get the kids to make the turkey’s most fabulous disguise ever!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey crayon template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the crayon turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.
Begin by gluing the top crayon stripe to the top of the turkey’s head.
Glue the eyes in the middle of the face.
Attach the snood in the middle of the turkey’s head, then glue it down. Glue the beak on top of the snood, in between the eyes.
Attach the black label at the center of its body using glue.
Next, take the feet and glue them to the middle and bottom of the turkey’s body.
Decorate the feathers by gluing the green paper to the ends of the feathers. Trim off any excess paper.
Finish up by gluing the turkey’s body in the middle of the feathers.
Did your kids enjoy this activity? We sure hope so! Make sure to explore more of our favorite Thanksgiving crafts for your kids!
Thanksgiving Ideas for Kids
To keep the fun and learning going this Thanksgiving, we’ve collected some books, crafts, and educational activities that we think your kids will love.
They will get your kids excited about the upcoming holiday and spark their curiosity and creativity. There’s something for everyone, so keep reading for a cornucopia of ideas that will set the stage for a season of learning and fun!
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 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!
Craft Ideas for Thanksgiving
Shape Turkey Craft – This craft is the perfect blend of fun and learning. Your little turkeys will piece together an adorable turkey using circles, triangles, and rectangles. They’ll learn more about different shapes all while making a festive decoration!
Disguise a Turkey Mermaid – Hold onto your seashells, because Ms. Turkey needs your help to go incognito as a mermaid to avoid the Thanksgiving table. Let’s transform her into an underwater wonder with the help of our free template.
Pumpkin Turkey Craft – This pumpkin turkey is the perfect fall craft that combines two iconic fall items! Whether you’re hunting for a clever pumpkin disguise or a festive Thanksgiving project, this one fits the bill.
Toilet Paper Roll Pilgrim Craft – Get kids excited for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday by making a pilgrim out of a toilet paper roll!
Kids can complete the craft version where they cut and paste the pieces together or color in the template depending on which suits their skill level.
Thanksgiving Activities for Children
These Thanksgiving worksheets combine holiday fun with valuable learning. With this set of worksheets, kids will complete three activities that will sharpen their letter recognition, pattern recognition, problem solving, and handwriting skills.
Kids can practice writing the letter T, find their way through a letter C maze, and solve which illustration comes next in each pattern. These festive printables are great to use for learning at home or in the classroom during the holiday season.
Our turkey connect the dots printables reveal three different turkeys that take shape when kids connect the dots with numbers 1-20 and letters A-I. Kids can sharpen their counting and letter recognition skills while honing their fine motor abilities as they complete the pictures.
Once they’ve unveiled the full turkey on each page, they can color in their pictures, creating adorable Thanksgiving art to proudly display.
This Thanksgiving, feast on fun and learning with our turkey do a dot printables. These activities will keep your little turkeys happily engaged over the holiday. Whether it’s a pre-dinner activity or some quiet classroom time, these printables are perfect.
Kids can create colorful turkey masterpieces, enhance their counting skills, fine motor skills, and letter recognition with a variety of festive pages.
With a variety of designs including turkeys, pilgrim hats, cornucopias, and more, kids can create their own colorful and festive masterpieces with these Thanksgiving pattern block printables.
They are the perfect way to introduce early math concepts, shape and color recognition, spatial awareness, and logic to young learners. Plus, working with pattern blocks helps sharpen their focus and fine-tune those essential problem solving skills.
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Turkey crayon template
- Download the crayon turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces.
- Begin by gluing the top crayon stripe to the top of the turkey’s head.
- Glue the eyes in the middle of the face.
- Attach the snood in the middle of the turkey’s head, then glue it down. Glue the beak on top of the snood, in between the eyes.
- Attach the black label at the center of its body using glue.
- Next, take the feet and glue them to the middle and bottom of the turkey’s body.
- Decorate the feathers by gluing the green paper to the ends of the feathers. Trim off any excess paper
- Finish up by gluing the turkey's body in the middle of the feathers.