Looking for fun and frugal Thanksgiving-themed activities? Something other than eating, that is? 😉 Look no further than these three how to disguise a turkey templates!
Outside of eating and spending time with loved ones, Thanksgiving doesn’t really have any traditional activities. (Not that I’m knocking those two things … I love enjoying yummy holiday foods while hanging with the family!) Think about it; Halloween has carving jack-o-lanterns, Easter has coloring and finding eggs, and Christmas has making cookies. Maybe it’s time to come up with something for turkey day, and I think a disguise a turkey activity could fit the bill!
How to disguise a turkey works like this—you download a disassembled disguise a turkey printable, decorate it, cut out the pieces, and then assemble it. You can then strategically place your disguised turkey in fun places around the home for your kid or guests to spot. It’s a little like the whole elf on the shelf concept, but instead of coming to keep an eye on your kid, this turkey is just trying to escape the dinner table! 🙂
You can either surprise your kid with these disguise a turkey templates, already complete and ready for them to find, or entertain those little hands by enlisting their help. If you opt for safety scissors and a glue stick, this disguise a turkey activity only needs a moderate level of supervision. (Depending on your kid’s age, of course.)
Below you’ll find three frugal (not free) printable disguise a turkey printables—a police officer, snowman, and Santa. However, if you don’t like those disguises you could download these free turkey printable templates and challenge your kid to create his or her own disguise. For example, add a pair of glasses, color on a fake mustache, or something even wilder! (With this option, you also wouldn’t need scissors or glue, if you’re pressed for time.)
Disguise a Turkey Template: Police Officer
Maybe if he dresses up like a police officer this turkey can convince you serving him up for dinner is against the law? That’s the plan with this how to disguise a turkey project! Unfortunately, nothing he can do can hide those awesome tail feathers. 😉
Bonus: If your up for a Thanksgiving day crafting tradition above and beyond the how to disguise a turkey project, check out:
- 50 Thanksgiving Activities for Preschoolers
- 25 Preschool Thanksgiving Crafts
- Printable Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids and Adults
Disguise a Turkey Printable: Snowman
The bird in this frugal (not free) printable disguise a turkey printable is hoping he can convince you that Thanksgiving has come and gone. As you can clearly see by his disguise, winter has set in, and it definitely must be closer to Christmas than Thanksgiving! 😉 Note that this snowman-turkey still has Thanksgiving vibes with his pilgrim-esque hat.
Bonus: These how to disguise a turkey templates do require some hands-on time. Already running around like a turkey with its head cut off? (Haha, get it?) If so, opt for these easy no-adult-supervision-required alternatives:
- Free Printable Happy Thanksgiving Signs
- Free Printable Happy Thanksgiving Coloring Pages
- Free Thanksgiving Color by Number Printables
How to Disguise a Turkey: Santa
The turkey in this disguise a turkey Santa printable is hoping to convince you that you’ll end up on the naughty list if you eat him. I love this disguise a turkey template because it brings two great holidays together—Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Bonus: If you like these how to disguise a turkey templates, but you’ve already got your eyes on Christmas, don’t miss out on:
From my family to yours—Happy Thanksgiving! And good luck spotting the turkey! 😉