The theme this week from teachingtinytots is Turkeys! We had so much fun making these Thanksgiving Day crafts. We did a few that aren’t Turkey’s but do have to do with Thanksgiving.
__brown construction paper
__Construction paper in brown, tan, orange, red, yellow and white
1. Trace two feet (with shoes on) on brown construction paper.
2. Trace two hands on tan construction paper.
3. Trace two hands on red construction paper.
4. Trace two hands on orange construction paper.
5. Trace one hand on yellow construction paper.
6. Cutout all the pieces
Put the two feet tracings together to make the turkey body and head, placing the heels together one on top of another, and spreading the bottoms apart Cut two feet out of the orange scraps, then cut a diamond shape for the beak. Draw the eyes on white paper and cut them out, or use wiggle eyes. Make the wattle out of red construction paper. Glue each piece on. Glue the red, orange, and yellow construction paper hands behind the brown body to make the tail. Position the two tan hands on either side of the body to make the turkey’s wings and glue them in place.
__2 pieces of paper
__a piece of bubble wrap
__a paint brush
Lightbulb Turkey-familycorner.com; I didn’t get around to doing this one but it is so cute, I thought I’d post if for someone that might have all the materials. Also, this is NOT for a toddler but an older child.
__burnt out light bulb
__acrylic paint: brown, orange, white and black
*Photo by Familycorner.com
Blessings Snack Mix-From http://pie.midco.net/grammalowe/thanksgiving.html#c02Material:
__nuts or sunflower seeds
__Dried fruits (raisins, dates, apricots, etc.)
___Small brown paper bag,
We didn’t get to this one because I couldn’t find a small brown paper bag but included it so others could enjoy it.
__Brown finger paint
__Something to hold paint
*Paper Plate Turkey-From Ramblings of a Crazy Woman-http://jennwa.blogspot.com/2008/11/paper-plate-turkey.html
__Large and small paper plates
*Another project we didn’t get to do to lack of materials.
*Thanksgiving Lacing Project-From DLTC http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/mlacing.htm ; Very easy!
Just print, cutout, punch some holes, and add ribbon/yarn/string
__Cardstock or construction paper
*Make your own Thanksgiving puzzles; Templates at http://www.dltk-holidays.com/thanksgiving/mpuzzle.htm
*There are also turkey numbers from this same site at http://www.kidsparkz.citymax.com/f/Thanksgiving_Turkey_Numbers.pdf
*Here is a link to some cute Thanksgiving songs: http://www.kidsparkz.citymax.com/f/Thanksgiving_song_posters.pdf
*For the Doman mama’s here are some flashcards. http://www.kidsparkz.citymax.com/f/Thanksgiving_flashcards_color.pdf
*Link to Thansksgiving Day Turkeys…
I LOVE Pilgrim looking at me in the style of Brown Bear, Brown Bear at