Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is only one day away!  What are you doing to celebrate?   

At Playgroup we made our own Turkey crafts and played some fun games in celebration of the holidays.  We also asked the kids to write down some of the things they were thankful for.  

This is a great way to show your kids all the wonderful things they have, and to learn what it is your kids are truly grateful for.  Here’s one of the fun crafts we worked on with the kids!
Thanksgiving Cardboard Turkey:

What you’ll need:
  • A Toilet Paper Roll
  • Colored Feathers
  • Craft eyes
  • Glue
  • Any other decorative material


1) Draw an outline for your turkey onto the cardboard roll.   You can just draw a circle for the head and a square for the tail on the other end.

2) Fold down the extra cardboard flaps on the sides for wings.  You can trim them to look like wings, or just cover them with feathers. 

3) Get creative!  Glue on the feathers, bobble eyes or anything else you want on your turkey.  The important thing is to have fun!

You could use this activity to make more than just turkeys. Be creative with the use of colors and make a whole flock of different birds! The kids loved making the turkeys, and since the base is a tube the turkey can stand up by itself.

The feathers were great fun to play with, especially for the little kids. They would hold out their hands while another person would run a feather across their fingers.  This is great sensory play and a fun way to get even the youngest kids involved.

Next to being with family, the most memorable thing about Thanksgiving for me is all the delicious food we can eat.  To go along with this our book for story time was all about eating.   The kids were able to see what the different animals ate and talk about the different foods they loved to eat.  Some of the animals ate only meat; others only ate fruits and vegetables.  It was fun to ask the kids which animals ate both meats and vegetable just like us! 

Have fun spending time with family and eating some delicious food tomorrow! 

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