November Check-In Board
Click on photo for tree Template and make this check-in board by tracing the tree onto green paper, cut out and glue to a piece of white poster board. Add magnets to the board and back of Turkey's to connect. The children take their Turkey from the large feather and move it to a tree as they arrive each morning. Click on feather below to get turkey template. Be sure to laminate the boards and Turkeys BEFORE you pet the magnetic tape on.
We Are Thankful Tree
"We Are Thankful Tree" What are you Thankful for? Each year this 3D tree is used to put what the children are thankful for on the leaves. The leaves can be purchased at a craft store or Dollar tree. We were blessed to have them donated by a Parent. The tree is made from 2 pieces of poster board then put together by cutting a slit in the middle and joined together at the center. Easy to do and it looks amazing in our classroom. I put "We Are Thankful For...." on a sentence strip near the tree. The children
tell us what they are Thankful for and it is written on a leaf and taped to the branches.
Paper Plate Turkey
Simple to make! Paint a paper plate brown, add feathers,head,legs and googly eye to make this cute Turkey! Gobble Gobble!
Trace body Template onto Brown construction paper and cut out. Trace feathers onto multi-colors and cut out. Glue together, add
googly eyes and beak. Attach brown construction paper legs by
linking together strips like shown.
Create this mini cornucopia with brown construction paper and fruit shaped candies.
If you prefer use an ice cream cone for the cornucopia.
This is one of my favorite activities to do with the children each year. It is a timeless keepsake their Parents will treasure forever! This placemat can be used everyday (its laminated) or just Thanksgiving each year. Paint the child's hand as shown below and press down on the very left side of the paper. On the right side I draw an outline of corn and the children color the stalks green and use Q-tips to make the kernels. In the center (not shown) I put a picture of the child (framed). On the bottom write "I am thankful for (ask child what they are thankful for and write it here). Laminate! They can decorate around the edges to add their own creative flare.
Use fingerprints to make this Turkey! Add eye and legs with a marker or paintbrush.
Five Fat Turkey's
I place this on our door around Thanksgiving time when we are singing the Five Fat Turkey's song. It is made from a blue and green poster board then
Paper Bag Turkey
Stuff a lunch sized paper bag with newspaper to make the body of this cute Turkey. Cut out head and stick into the opening of the bag, close with a rubber band. Add feathers (you can use the template in the templates tab or use fake feathers. Glue on eye.
Paper Plate Turkey
Paint one paper plate brown and cut another paper plate in half and paint it as shown in picture. Cut out shapes to form body, head and wings. Glue together and add eyes. (paint beak orange)
Tissue paper Indian Corn
Use the template in the templates tab and trace the husk onto green
construction paper and cut out (or you can trace it onto white paper and have the children color it green.)
Glue husk onto white paper. Crumple up various colors of tissue paper and glue to paper to form Indian corn kernels.
Turkey Stick Puppet
Use foam pieces, Large craft stick and googly eyes to create this cute Turkey puppet. Use in conjunction with poem
The Turkey is a funny bird It's head goes bobble bobble,
and all he knows
is just one word ...and that is
Turkey In Disguise
Send home a Turkey body like the one pictured below and ask your students to "disguise" the Turkey so he won't be eaten for Thanksgiving.
Paper Plate Native American
Paint a small paper plate brown. Cut out feathers from construction paper and small strips of white paper to make the headband. Decorate the headband. Add braids made from yarn. Assemble like above.
Hand Print Native American
Great opportunity to introduce "Character Education" to the children! The children have a chance to earn their Feather's for their Turkey Headband. Use mine or make up the traits you would like your children to learn about!
Use construction paper to put this headband together.
Paper Towel Roll Turkey
Cut a small paper plate in half and paint like shown. Cut Paper towel roll in thirds and paint brown. Attach googly eyes and beak.
Cut a paper towel roll into thirds and paint brown. Cut a small paper plate in half and glue tissue paper as shown in picture. Add eyes and beak.
Pine Cone Turkey
So easy and adorable too! Glue googly eyes, beak , and feathers like shown onto a pine cone!
Hand Print Turkey With Poem
Hand Print Pilgrim Girl