Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and can you really escape the season without doing a turkey craft? With a crafty toddler running around my house, I don’t think so. So we seized the opportunity to connect it to our faith.
Don’t Be A Turkey
Yancy, not Nancy’s song Don’t be a Turkey. This catchy tune talks about the story of the 10 Lepersthat Jesus healed, but only one came back to thank him (Luke 17:11-19). It encourages littles to be thankful to God for what he gives us and the prayers he answers. With any luck, your toddler might start singing this and move on from “Baby Shark.”
While we listened to the song we made a simple Turkey Craft.
What you need:
- Brown paper circles
- Multiple colored paper strips (scrap paper works great for this).
- Googly eyes
- Glue stick
- Red and orange paper for beak.
What you do:
1. Have your toddler use the glue stick to glue the colored paper scraps to the brown circle.
2. Flip circle over.
3. Glue the beak onto the turkey.
4. Let your child add the googly eyes (my toddler picked out two different sized eyes, which made our turkey look a bit crazed, but I think that just added to the lesson).
What are you thankful for?
When the song was over and we finished our craft we listed off some things that we were thankful for. We added those items to our Thanksgiving Tree. However, you could choose to write your blessings on the feathers of your turkey.