The following is a post from The Homeschool Classroom founder and managing editor, Angie from Many Little Blessings.
My daughter has been talking a lot lately about things that she’s thankful for now that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I thought that presented the perfect opportunity to put together her love of all things arts and crafts with her desire to record some of the things she’s thankful for this year.
We used a printable, which I’ve linked to later in this post, that was shared here on The Homeschool Classroom last year (created by Rob from Art for Kids) and put a spin on it to turn it into a Thankful Turkey Project.
For the project, I printed out the 3D Turkey Cutout Downloadable Art Project onto white cardstock. Then, my daughter wrote out one thing she was thankful for this year on each of the turkey’s feathers and followed it up by coloring the turkey with crayons. We worked together to piece the turkey together after it was all cut out. I’m usually a bit challenged on these types of things, but there are great directions at the original post about it.
This was a fun project to put together, and could be done with a lot of assistance for younger children or independently (even through assembly) for older children. It didn’t take too long, and my daughter was proud to get to display her turkey and her thankfulness.
Angie is the founder and managing editor of The Homeschool Classroom. She also writes at Many Little Blessings about her life as a domestically challenged Mom of three children, as well as about homeschooling, home management, faith, and everything that happens between all those loads of laundry. You can follow Angie/Many Little Blessings on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Join 25,000+ Other Awesome People
Subscribe to the Real Life at Home weekly newsletter to get our latest content, exclusive free printables, learning activities, and ideas for celebrating with your kids all year