Our secret family recipe for Cranberry Holiday Crisp!
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix fruit and nuts in a medium sized bowl. Pour into an 8 x 8 pan.
In another bowl mix the brown sugar and flour.
Cut in butter. Stir in oats. Sprinkle over the top of the cranberry mix.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
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.
Read: “Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers” by Lorna Balian and Lecia Balian
Instructions; For fun drop feathers every time Ol’ Tom loses his feathers and let the children pick them up when the game is done.
Supplies Needed; Scissors and crayons or markers.
Directions; Have children color and cut out "Tom Turkey" and his feathers. As you recite the poem (posted above). Ask the children to drop the feather as you recite the poem.
Materials needed: Paper plate, fake feathers, glue, construction paper brown, orange and red construction paper, scissors, and wiggly eyes.
Directions: cut one shape the size of an avocado, one shape the size of an egg, one size the shape of a small triangle for the beak. Put the large shape on the plate in the center-bottom vertical. Put the next size on top of this shape for the gobbler. Put the triangle at the top of the egg size shape for a beak. Put the wiggly eyes near the triangle. Or, let the children use these shapes any way they think is nice. Let the children glue on as many feathers as they think a turkey should have.
Supplies Needed; Waffle cone, fall candy, microwave, ribbon or twist tie, and cellophane.
Directions; Dip the ends of the cones in a cup of water, about an inch. Then sprinkle a few drops inside the cone. Too much water will make the cone. Then microwave the cone for 30 seconds on high. As soon as it was done, carefully wrapped the end around a thick pencil and hold it for a few seconds until it held its shape. Fill the cone with candy. Once the cone is filled with candy, wrap a small square of cellophane, about 3x3 inches around the end and secured it with a piece of ribbon or a gold pipe cleaner and tie/twist into a bow.
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/