Don't you love when a homework project is sent home? What that really means is, YOU, my dear, have homework. My pre-K son came home with this one. I used it myself when teaching kindergarten. (It's alright to assign a project when it's cute.)
There never seems to be much to do for kids on Thanksgiving Day. Why not pull out a craft? This would be a great one for the kids who come to your Thanksgiving Dinner.
"A Turkey in Disguise"
Objecitve: Make a costume for Mr. Turkey. He wants to disguise himself so he's not eaten on Thanksgiving.
1.Start with a simple outline of a turkey. I like using card stock for thickness.
2. Have an assortment of crafts. Hobby Lobby had Christmas crafts 50% off last week. Maybe they'll do it again.
3. Make patterns for costume to be cut out on felt. As soon as the word "costume" was mentioned, Prince O shouted "Batman!" Too late. Mom already bought Santa stuff.
4. Dress him up anyway you like. We used white feathers instead of fur assuming Mr. Turkey bleached some of his own. The plan was to put cotton on the beard but this turkey pattern was too small. My rule of thumb- the younger the crowd, the larger the pattern.
5. Be clever. We decided to leave Mr. Turkey's feet showing so there's still a hint of his identity. And the sign he's carrying might just be another clue!
Have prizes for the most creative, funniest, etc. Maybe the winner could get a Chick Fil A gift card!
Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
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