“Many hands mean less work.” When we work together we complete projects quickly and learn the concept of “team.”
Here is a project where children can list ALL of the things they are thankful for this year.
What you will need:
different colors of construction paper
2 craft “eyes”
-Have your child trace 6 of their hand prints on 3 different colors of construction paper. These will be the turkey’s feathers. Cut-out.
-Using crayons, have them color one side of the paper plate with whatever color they want. This will be the turkey’s body.
-Have them trace their footprint (with shoe on) on a brown piece of construction paper. Color the heel portion of the footprint. This will be the turkey’s neck. Cut out.
-Cut out a one inch square on orange or red construction paper then fold on the diagonal. This will be the turkey’s nose.
-Cut out two “L’s” for feet on orange construction paper. Approximately 1″ by 2″
-Cut out an ~2″ – “S” from red construction paper. This will be the turkey’s gobble. (optional)
Before you assemble the pieces, have them write what they are thankful for on each finger of their hand prints, 30 total.
See pictures for help assembling
Glue the folded square and the gobble to the footprint for the turkey’s nose.
Glue the footprint to the colored part of the paper plate so that the widest part is sticking out about 3 inches.
Glue the two eyes just above the nose on the footprint.
Glue the hands to the back of the paper plate so they stick out like feathers.
Glue the “L” legs to the bottom of the turkey.
Let sit until the glue is thoroughly dry. Hang up on the wall.
Next: Have a very Happy and Humble Thanksgiving!