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; Print out of mask (below), crayons or markers, hole punch, about 10-12" of yarn and scissors.
Directions; Have children color the mask as they desire. Once finished, assist them in cutting out the eye holes, and assist them in using the hole punch to create holes in the side of the mask (over the black dots). Tie 5-6" of yarn to each hole punch. position the mask on the child's face, and tie the yarn behind their head.