Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Turkey Day!

Okay, so I know that I'm a little behind, but cut me some slack alright ;-)  This year the kids were really into Thanksgiving, and everything that goes with it.  I thought it would be fun to make hand print toilet paper tube turkeys.  I helped the kids trace their hands on different colors of construction paper, and cut them out for them.  I had the beaks, feet, body, and gobbler cut out and ready for them.  (That's what I do during naps)  I had the kids glue them together.  They loved it and asked what else we could do that day.  Just an FYI, in the drive over to my dad's the night before Thanksgiving, it was apparently too cold for glue stick to stay stuck because by the time we got there all the eyes fell off.  Oh well, you live and learn!

I also hosted a turkey day for the moms group.  I had an image of a roasted turkey printed off (from The Mailbox).  The kids colored them, and then using glue sticks, we sprinkled thyme all over them.  We talked about how they both start with the letter T, and that some people using thyme while roasting their turkeys.  We also had a turkey print out to color and paste.  I had all the pieces cut out and in snack baggies along with all the crayons and glue sticks they would need to complete all the projects.  I find that this is an easy way to help pass out supplies to a big group of kids.

I also helped the kids paint their hands to make the Mayflower.  You paint the whole hand brown, and put down on a piece of blue paper.  Have the kids add a mast, and sail.  I let me kids use crayons to add more fun.  L thought they needed a sea monster and shark.  Who knew!  D added in a vague anchor. 

While at my dad's for Thanksgiving, Adam had created print outs of Pilgrims for the kids to color.  We colored and cut them out.  They formed a cone shape.  He then went through an old newspaper and cut out faces.  Found a sheet of black paper and cut out hats.  We then glued the whole thing to toothpicks, and stuck them in the top of the "body" cone.  Adam did make a really neat Mayflower out of a grocery paper bag.  It was amazing, but I forgot to take a picture!  Bummer!


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