This is something we did last year and enjoyed so much, we thought we’d do it again. The idea, however, originated years ago with some of my college roommates. I wish I could show you that turkey, because it was HUGE and filled up an entire wall! Enjoy making your turkey (whatever size it may be) with your kids!
- brown paper bag
- newspaper, cotton balls, or other filling
- tape or sticky tack
- colored construction paper (at least black, yellow, white, orange and red)
- pen or marker
- Cut two bowling pin-shaped turkey bodies out of a brown paper bag. Stuff the middle (we used old newspapers) and staple them together to form the turkey's body.
- Cut out a pilgrim hat and buckle, eyes, nose, feet and wattle (the red, dangling body part under a turkey's neck) from the construction paper. Glue them on the turkey.
- Cut out feathers from the rest of your construction paper. Each feather will be used to represent something you or your child is grateful for.
- Anytime someone thinks of something they are grateful for, pick out a feather and write it down. Hang the turkey on your wall and add the feathers around it with tape or sticky tack.
After a month of gratitude, our turkey turned out to be quite a thankful fat, feathered fowl indeed!