Serve a healthy snack such as vegetables in the shape of a turkey.
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; Brown construction paper, Silk Fall Leaves, Wiggly Eyes, Bit of Red and Orange construction paper, Glue, Pencil, Scissors, Paper Pattern
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.
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.