In the hilarious children’s book, Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, a plucky turkey finds himself in quite a predicament. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, he’s realized that he’s not just a guest at the feast – he’s the main course!
This clever turkey tries to outwit the farmer and avoid Thanksgiving dinner with various animal disguises, but his ultimate disguise is the star of this Turkey Trouble craft. Kids will love to bring the story to life by creating the pizza delivery guy disguise!
Gobble up the excitement of the season with more turkey activities for kids to do this Thanksgiving. These engaging projects are filled with fun and serve as a fantastic way for your little ones to learn and grow.
Turkey Trouble Disguise Idea
This craft is the perfect activity to accompany the favorite holiday book, and give your children the chance to lend a hand to Turkey to help keep him safe. It only takes a handful of supplies and our free template to get started on this fun craft.
- Colored cardstock
- 12″ x 18″ Construction paper
- Turkey trouble template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the template)
Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Start by gluing the snood at the middle of the face.
Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
Position the hat at the top of the head using glue.
Using glue attach the pizza box at the center of the body.
Glue the hands on both sides of the pizza box so it looks like the turkey is holding it.
Place the feet at the bottom of the turkey’s body and glue them down.
Finish up by fanning out and gluing the feathers to the back of the turkey’s body.
Be sure to check out our other favorite animals crafts for kids! There are lots of fun choices for animal fans!
Preschool Thanksgiving Theme Ideas
This Thanksgiving, indulge your preschoolers’ curiosity and creativity with a range of engaging ideas tailored just for them!
Check out our bounty of Thanksgiving themed crafts and educational activities that are beneficial for early learners. From seasonal books to hands-on crafts and activities that promote fine motor skills and cognitive development, there’s something for everyone.
Keep reading for a selection of inspiring ideas that will keep your kids learning and having fun this holiday season.
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!
Daycare Thanksgiving Crafts
Paper Bag Pilgrim Craft – Transform a simple paper bag into an awesome pilgrim puppet. It’s a budget-friendly, super-easy craft that promises loads of fun once the puppets are ready. With our free templates, they can craft a boy pilgrim, a girl pilgrim, or both!
Turkey Headband Craft – Let’s get those turkeys strutting with a fun headband craft! Kids can craft a turkey headband with our easy-peasy printable template. They can either get crafty and make one or simply print and color to make a turkey-tastic headband.
Paper Bag Corn Craft – After a fun trip through the corn maze, get creative and crafty with this cute corn puppet! Gather your little ones and make an adorable puppet with a simple paper bag. They’ll have a bushel of crafty fun!
Shape Turkey Craft – Time to add a dash of fall flair to learning shapes! Kids will create a cute turkey craft using vibrant fall colors. They’ll explore circles, triangles, and rectangles as they piece together their feathery friend.
Printable Thanksgiving Activities
Whether you’re hosting a holiday gathering or just looking for an easy yet entertaining activity, this pin the beak on the turkey game is bound to get your kiddos laughing and having fun.
This festive twist on a classic game adds a Thanksgiving touch that kids will adore. Write each player’s name on their beak to see who gets closest to pinning the perfect spot. Let the fun and friendly competition begin!
For a quick and easy activity this fall, use these Thanksgiving do a dot printables! Simply download, print, and grab your trusty dot markers for a fun activity perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kids.
These 27 pages offer a good mix of activities from Thanksgiving themed dot coloring pages to letter and number recognition, as well as shape and beginning sounds. Check out what is included in this festive bundle!
Prepare for a nutty adventure with our acorn worksheets! These worksheets introduce your kids to the tiny treasures of the forest while making learning a blast. Each page offers interactive activities for letter recognition, tracing, reading, and more.
Your children will be excited to embrace fall’s wonders while learning about the letter A and this essential piece of an oak tree’s life cycle.
Get ready for a gobbling good time with this There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey sequencing activity. It’s a fantastic resource that adds hands-on fun to your kids’ reading experience. After enjoying this cute story, this companion activity encourages readers to practice their comprehension skills.
They’ll have a blast retelling the story and piecing together the events in sequential order. Challenge them to recall the order in which the old lady devoured the different items and connect the pictures!
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More Thanksgiving Ideas
- Colored cardstock
- 12″ x 18″ Construction paper
- Turkey trouble template
- Download the turkey template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Start by gluing the snood at the middle of the face.
- Place the beak above the snood and glue it down.
- Position the hat at the top of the head using glue.
- Using glue attach the pizza box at the center of the body.
- Glue the hands on both sides of the pizza box so it looks like the turkey is holding it.
- Place the feet at the bottom of the turkey’s body and glue them down.
- Finish up by fanning out and gluing the feathers to the back of the turkey’s body.