NOV
19
2013

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

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Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your kiddos? I have a couple fun and easy activities you can do to keep the kids busy on Thanksgiving Day! I also have a preschool Thanksgiving pack for those younger ones that’s not only fun, but also educational! Thanksgiving Preschool Pack   Thankful Turkey Craft   Mosaic Cornucopia Craft   Turkey Buttoning Have some fun Thanksgiving Ideas to share? Make sure to leave a comment! … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2012

Happy Thanksgiving 2012

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  Hello everyone! I pray you are all enjoying a very blessed Thanksgiving holiday with your family today! We are spending time with our loved ones and counting all of the things we are thankful for this year. I am thankful for our health, my husband and awesome children, all of the wonderful people God has placed in our lives, our freedom, and those who fought to keep it!   Looking for some fun Thanksgiving activities for your kiddos? Thanksgiving Preschool Pack Thankful Turkey Craft Mosaic Cornucopia Craft Turkey Buttoning   Leave a comment! I would love to hear what each of you are thankful for this year, make sure to comment below! … [Read more...]

NOV
22
2011

Thankful Turkey Kids Craft

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  Looking for a fun Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kiddos? Look no further, this is a simple fun craft you can do and the great part is you probably already have most of the supplies close at hand!   Supplies: Brown, orange, and red for turkey body Various colors of construction paper for feathers Markers Anything else you’d like to add for decoration   Directions: First we read The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh. It’s a wonderful story about one family’s  first Thanksgiving in the Plymouth Colony. The family starts as they are aboard the Mayflower, goes through their journey to a new land, and then ends with the great feast with the Indian chief Massasoit, Squanto and their people.   Making your turkey: Step 1: We used my felt turkey template to trace out our pieces on to colorful construction paper. (Use brown for the body, orange for the beak and claws, and red for the beard.)   Step 2: Glue the body … [Read more...]

NOV
21
2011

Thanksgiving Preschool FREE Printables

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Hi everyone! Looking for some fun Thanksgiving related preschool activities for your kids? I’ve had so many requests to do a Thanksgiving Preschool Printable pack, that I did! YAY!     Download the Thanksgiving Preschool Printables  (DOWNLOAD TIP: If your browser does not open the printable, RIGHT click on the above link then select "SAVE LINK AS" and you will be prompted to SAVE it to your hard drive! Hope that helps!) What’s Included in the FREE download? Large Floor Numbers Pre-writing Practice Letter T Tracing Letter T Poking Page Pumpkin Pie Color Puzzles “Thanks” Letter Matching Pattern Activity Building Activity Counting Practice Number Cards Thanksgiving Coloring Page Size Sorting Number Order puzzle Do-A-Dot Page “Thanks” Bean Bag Toss Thanksgiving Graphing Activity What is the Difference Activity Cutting Practice   Large Floor Numbers: Lay cards out on the floor and have your child hop to the number … [Read more...]

NOV
23
2009

Thankful Turkey Craft

We used my felt turkey template and instead of using felt, we cut everything out of construction paper to make our own Thankful Turkey Craft! After gluing on the basic turkey body and head etc. we wrote something we were thankful for on each feather then glued them on the turkey.Happy Thanksgiving Week! … [Read more...]

NOV
20
2009

Mosaic Cornucopia Craft

I found this fun cornucopia craft on Spoonful Crafts and added it to our Thanksgiving Week! Supplies: 1 sheet of plain white paper Half sheets of construction paper: brown, black, purple, red, yellow, green and orange White craft glue, Q-tips, small dixie cups (1 for each student) Scissors Pattern from Spoonful  (I just printed 1 per student **Sorry, the original printable is no longer available, but you search for "cornucopia printable" and get several options.) Directions: Cut small squares from each color of construction paper Provide small cups of white craft glue for each child along with a stack of Q-tips Use paintbrushes or Q-tips to dab small amounts of glue onto the paper and glue on the construction paper squares as follows: Brown – horn Black - horn mouth/rim Purple – grapes at top Red – apple to the right, below top grapes Purple – eggplant Red – apple below eggplant Green – leaves below apple Yellow – apple below top grapes Green and … [Read more...]

NOV
16
2009

Turkey Buttoning & Color Match!

I found this super cute Thanksgiving turkey idea on My Montessori Journey and had to try it myself! Now, I'd just like to say that I am NO sewer! So please, if you click on the thumbnail, do NOT judge my crazy stitching skills! But I will attempt to explain how to make this adorable little turkey! It only took me about 45 minutes!Click here to download a rough template for my felt turkey!Supplies:6 different colors of felt (for the feathers, you'll need orange and red for the nose and wattle)6 different colored buttons to match your felt selection1 piece brown felt1 piece light brown/tan felt2 google eyesFelt sticky letters (If you want to make the feathers say 'thanks')Cotton pillow stuffing to give him some 'puff' (that's a technical term only sewers would understand)Needle and ThreadPinking sheers or scissorsInstructions:Cut out the shapes from my template, and trace them onto the felt pieces as indicated:2 large circles for the front and back of the body (I used the brown for the … [Read more...]