I traced each family member's hands and then we had forty "feathers" for us to write on. Plus, it will be a nice keepsake of the kids' hands when they were ensy wensy little kiddos. Sorry, had to throw that in! So, here's what you need:
1 turkey template (or draw one if you are that skilled)
Crayons or markers for coloring and writing
Fall-colored construction or craft paper
dog that bit him, motorcycles, trains, God and Jesus, about in that order. He was not thankful for his sister, no matter how many times I suggested it.
Glue hands to the back of the turkey. It helps to start at the top with the smaller hands and fan out with the larger hands. Tape finished product to coveted spot on refrigerator and admire its loveliness.
Not bad, right? The kids had fun making it and I thought it was a good way to introduce the "real" concept of Thanksgiving to pre-schoolers. Incidentally, if you are looking for a slightly more grown-up craft, check out this awesome fall wreath! It looks so cute and simple that I'm actually considering giving it a shot. Maybe...