Supplies Needed; Print out of turkey (see below), 2 wiggly eyes, a small construction paper triangle (for beak), and Fruit Loops
Directions; Allow children to glue fruit loops to turkey body. When dry, glue on 2 wiggly eyes and a construction paper beak.
Supplies needed; Clothes pin, fall colored pompoms, wiggly eyes, scissors, glue, printout of the Thanksgiving food page posted below.
Directions to make Caterpillar; Glue 4 pompoms to the back of your clothes pin. Once dry, glue on wiggly eyes.
Directions for food print out; Allow (or assist) children in cutting out food shapes from the image provided.
Directions for play; This project can be used with smaller children to help improve fine/small motor skills as well as creative play. With older children it can be used to teach food grouping, and the importance of proper nutrition and food choices. Allow children to "feed" their caterpillar foods by pinching the Thanksgiving food in the clothespin.
Supplies Needed; Toilet paper roll, Wiggly eyes, Scissors, Long feathers, Rubber Band, Glue, Square piece of brown construction paper (crumpled to soften the texture), Small scrap orange construction paper cut into a triangle, and a Hole punch
Directions; Evenly cut a 3" round off of the toilet paper roll, this will serve as the head and the larger remaining piece will serve as the body. Take your piece of brown 4"x4" square construction paper and use it to cover one end of the body piece affix it with a rubber band, this will be your turkey's chest. Glue the head piece to the edge of the body just above the chest (as shown in the images above). Using your hole punch, create as many holes as desired in the back of the body piece. Now cut a triangle from your orange construction paper, this will serve as your beak. Finally, glue on your beak and eyes.
Instructions; We glued the turkey to a paper plate, to prevent it from falling over. Allow children to place the feathers into the holes/
Supplies Needed; Clear Rubber Glove (be conscientious of latex allergies and use only non-powder coated), Fruit Loops, mini marshmallows, yellow construction paper, red construction paper, orange construction paper, two wiggly eyes, glue, scissors, and a rubber band.
Directions; Fill fingers of the glove with colored fruit loops. Fill the rest of the glove with mini marshmallows. Tie off the bottom of the glove with the rubber band, and cut off any excess glove. Cut out feet from the orange construction paper, a beak from the yellow construction paper, and a gobbler from the red construction paper (see below). Glue on eyes, gobbler, beak and feet. Allow to dry.
Supplies Needed; Turkey print out (see below), crayons or markers, and 20 fall colored candies. For our candies we used peanut butter m&m's, but you can easily substitute for candy corn, skittles, gummy bears, raisins or even grapes.
Instructions; Have children color turkey as desired. give them 20 candies and instruct them to place them in the circles (as shown below). For older children, you can ask them to create specific patterns or to add/subtract candies as a math integration activity.