My little turkeys are thankful for many things this year: mostly LEGOs, chocolate and their stuffed animals. Sigh. At least they are honest.
In an effort to infuse some gratitude into the Thanksgiving season, we built these “thankful turkeys” out of pinecones. We will add a new feather each day (for five total) with things we are thankful for.
To build these turkey’s here’s what you’ll need:
- Construction paper: brown, orange, red
- School glue
- Black marker
- Googlie eyes (optional)
Here’s what you do:
- Cut turkey body by tracing a figure eight on the brown construction paper. Make the lower circle (body) larger than the upper circle (head).
- Using orange paper, cut a triangular beak. Cut a couple of oval-shaped orange feathers while you are at it.
- Using red paper, cut a waddle. Cut a couple of red feathers too.
- Glue waddle, then beak to the turkey’s head. Add eyes using marker or googlie eyes if you have them.
- Write things you are thankful for on each feather, one item per feather.
- Lay pinecone on its side. Glue turkey body to short, pointy end of the pinecone. Glue feathers to wide base of pinecone.
These make a great centerpiece. We’ll be using them to decorate the kids’ table. Now if only we can get some non-material items listed on those feathers…
10 thoughts on “Thankful turkeys”
What a cute idea and lovely to add a feather a day for things you are grateful for 🙂
I was trying to think of a way to practice gratitude….and handwriting since we are out of school right now. I would say, “Happy Thanksgiving,” but you are Canadian!
I want one! I’ll be making at least one for our centerpiece!
They are pretty easy. Have a happy Thanksgiving, Julie!
You four too!
Cool! I like LEGOs and Chocolate too, but I also love family, friends, food, and life. 🙂
I am hoping we can get to some of those more substantial things. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kirsten, these are awesome. Happy Thanksgiving !
You too, Tracy!
What a great project, Kirsten! I love it!