Here are my favorite Disguise the Turkey ideas for your Disguise a Turkey project this year! Plus, find free project printables to help you get started below!
Every year, at least one of my kids participate in the Disguise a Turkey activity for a school project.
One year, my daughter completed this Fancy Nancy Disguise a Turkey. My other daughter created a dog and I’m sure we’ve completed a few others along the way, including a super hero for my son’s project! (I wish I would have taken pictures of them!)
The Disguise a Turkey project is a fun project that you can do at home or at school! You can get as creative as you’d like with your turkey. The ages for this activity are best for kids from preschool through 5th grade.
Book About A Turkey in Disguise
I recently learned that the idea for disguising turkeys comes from this book, Turkey Trouble.
Turkey is in trouble. Bad trouble. The kind of trouble where it’s almost Thanksgiving . . . and you’re the main course. But Turkey has an idea–what if he doesn’t look like a turkey? What if he looks like another animal instead? After many hilarious attempts, Turkey comes up with the perfect disguise to make this Thanksgiving the best ever!
Watch the read aloud here:
The simple idea is that the turkey doesn’t want to be eaten at Thanksgiving, so it’s your child’s job to use items around your home to dress up the turkey so that the turkey won’t be found!
What is disguise?
Disguise is an act of concealing one’s true identity or appearance. It can be used for purposes of deception, camouflage, or self-protection. People have been using disguise since ancient times, and the practice remains common in the present day.
There are many reasons why someone might choose to disguise themselves, including avoiding detection, blending in with a crowd, or protecting their own identity. Disguise can be achieved through a variety of means, including clothing, makeup, and props.
Turkey in Disguise
Here’s where the turkey disguise project comes in!
Have your child decide on a disguise for the turkey. Then, gather the necessary supplies to create the turkey! You can use crayons, markers, beads, glitter, pom poms, pipe cleaners, feathers, cotton balls, sequins, and other art supplies and crafts to add to your disguise a turkey.
The turkeys I’ve seen over the years at my child’s schools are super adorable and creative.
Below, I’ve listed the best Disguise a Turkey Ideas I’ve found to share with you to give you ideas for your projects!
>>> Don’t forget to check out the free printable projects located at the end of the list. <<<
Disguise the Turkey
Flamingo, Mariachi Band Member, Elsa, Minion, Christmas Tree, Cow, Ninja, Peacock, Cupcake, Penguin, Sonic the Hedgehog, Olaf, Snow Globe, Cowboy, Angry Bird, Disco Diva, Soldier, Scarecrow, Princess, The Little Mermaid, Darth Vader, Gumball Machine, Santa, Donald Trump, Football Player, Owl, Pizza Delivery Guy, Garbage Can, Mr. Peanut, Elvis, Harry Potter, Mickey Mouse, Chewbaca, Tooth Fairy, Cheerleader, Police Officer, Hippie, Astronaut, Pikachu, Jail Bird, Crayons, Easter Bunny, Starbucks Coffee, American Eagle, Fisherman, Poppy the Troll from Finding Mandee
Soldier, Princess Poppy, Snowman, Mariachi band member, Elsa, Cheerleader, Bald Eagle from Today’s Creative Ideas
Mario, Batman, Chick-Fil-A Cow, Gingerbread Man, Popcorn, Groot, Fireman, Where’s Waldo, Elvis, Wonder Woman, Football Player, Penguin, Flamingo, Harry Potter, Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Mailman from Today’s Creative Ideas
Princess Poppy, Police Officer, Wreath, Cupcake, Pasta and Beans, Jack Sparrow, Captain America, Donald Duck, Chick-Fil-A Cow, Glenda the Good Witch, Cat, Minion, Paw Patrol, Princess, Elsa, Santa, Gumball Machine, Frankenstein, Baseball Player, Tigger, Frosty, Construction Worker from Sew Woodsy
Pilgrim, Bunny, Sonic the Hedgehog, Snowman, Lamb, Mickey Mouse, Christmas Tree, Dinosaur, Astronaut, Pig, King, and More from Mrs. McCaffrey’s NDA Kindergarten
Angry Bird, Mermaid, Christmas Tree, Hot Chocolate, Baby, Spiderman, Artist from JD’s Rockin’ Readers
Vegetable Tray, Princess, Butterfly, Sunflower from Miss DeCarbo
Printable Turkey Disguise
If you’d like to download the Disguise a Turkey Project, these downloads can help you get started:
Disguise a Turkey Project Freebie – this printable includes the letter to parents explaining the project, a turkey to use for disguising, and an activity where the child can draw their turkey and write about what their turkey is described as.
Disguise Tom the Turkey Freebie – this printable includes the above (letter, turkey, writing activity), just in a different style and design.
Disguise a Turkey Freebie – includes sample ideas, letter, and turkey
More Turkey Activities:
Thanksgiving Turkey Craft – What I Am Thankful for Activity
I Am Thankful for Turkey Printable
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