Tuesday, November 12, 2013

It’s that time of year again when our crafts turn to Turkey's and our attention goes to helping our kids develop grateful hearts by remembering all the things we are thankful for. Here is our Handart Turkey Craft and Thanksgiving Activity for kids.
Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Turkey Hand Art Craft for Kids

Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
First trace your kiddos hand on a light brown/tan piece of paper. Then paint each of their fingers (not the thumb) a different fall / turkey feather color. Have your kiddo place their hands back over their traced hand. No need to be perfect! Let it dry.

Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
Now cut out the hand. Give your child an orange beak and red turkey gobble thing (anyone know that that is called?!) to paste on their turkey. You can attach google eyes or just make an eye using a pen/marker/crayon.
Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Craft for Kids
Here’s Minnie with her completed turkey. Isn’t he cute?!

What are you thankful for? Thanksgiving Kids Activity

Thankful Turkey Hand Art Thanksgiving Kids Activity
Then I talked with the kids about the many things we have to be thankful for.  The kids then picked 5 things (one for each finger) they were especially thankful for this year and we wrote them on the back of their turkeys. I wrote their name and age on the back as well. Now I have a beautiful keepsake craft and using a little play dough as a base – a Thanksgiving table decoration too!

Thanksgiving Centerpieces Kids Can Make

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Here is our Thanksgiving spread from last year. Can you find our cute little turkeys on the table? The kids got such a kick out of seeing their turkeys on the table and my husband enjoyed talking about what the kids were thankful for during our meal.

More Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Here are some other Thanksgiving fun we've had in years past. Click on any thumbnail below to see more.
Turkey Hand Art t-shirt Kids Craft      Fall Sensory play with Pasta
Thanksgiving Dinner Menu, Recipes, Timeline, and free grocery list      Pasta Turkeys Thanksgiving Craft for Toddlers and Preschoolers



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