Cranberries…Sink or Float??
Did you know that Cranberries bounce??
Gobble, Gobble, Cook Me!
Thanksgiving version of Duck, Duck, Goose. Children sit in a large circle. One child is chosen as the turkey. The turkey walks around the circle in search of a cook who will try to catch him and roast him for Thanksgiving dinner.
The turkey walks around tapping each child on the head and calling each child either "Gobble" or "Cook me!" As long as the turkey says, "Gobble," he or she is safe and continues to stay seated. When the turkey calls "Cook me!," the player tagged must jump up and chase the turkey around the circle.
If the cook catches the turkey, the turkey must go sit in the center of the circle (the roasting pot). If the turkey sits in the cook's spot before the cook tags him, the turkey is safe, and the cook becomes the next turkey.
*Variation: Duck, Duck, Turkey
Our secret family recipe for Cranberry Holiday Crisp!
Directions; Make a paper pattern for the turkey body. If you choose to draw your own body; Draw 2 holes near the bottom of the body big enough for fingers to fit through. If you need a pattern, use the pattern below to trace the body shape. Cut it out. Trace the turkey body onto the brown craft paper. Trace the leg holes, too. Cut the turkey out. Cut out the leg holes. Draw a beak on the orange craft paper. Cut it out. Draw a wattle on the red craft paper. Cut it out. Glue the eyes, beak and wattle onto the turkey. Glue on the feathers. Once the glue is dry, or hard, or cool, the turkey is ready to be played with.
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.
Toilet Paper Roll