Thanksgiving is all about showing kindness and gratitude to everyone you love. This year, if you’re very careful and clever, you might help a turkey friend find his own family, like in this lively story titled How to Hide a Turkey written by Sue Fliess with vibrant, whimsical illustrations by Simona Sanfilippo. After reading this book, you can make your very own turkey disguise!

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Turkey Disguise


  • Three sheets of construction paper (one yellow, two brown)
  • Yarn
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch

Directions (for turkey tail)

  1. Using the brown paper and a crayon, trace four handprints.
  2. Decorate the handprints as desired to look like feathers.
  3. Cut out the handprints.
  4. Using the hole punch, punch two holes in the palm of each handprint.
  5. Thread the yarn through the holes. You need enough yarn to fit around your waist and tie into a bow.

Directions (for turkey beak)

  1. Using the piece of yellow construction paper, fold your paper into a beak following these instructions.