|Greta's finished turkey|
I first cut out shapes for the turkey bodies, and while the girls painted those brown, I cut out a rough shape for the turkey feathers then traced the same shape onto the tissue paper and cut that as well, then we used a glue stick to paste them together.
They then adorned their turkeys with feathers and sequins, and Gracie also decided to use markers to make hers "the most beautiful turkey ever."
They added googly eyes, and I cut out beaks and wattles.
|Gracie's finished turkey|
|My turkey with her turkey|
We also have been reading The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy Skarmeas to help explain why we celebrate Thanksgiving. I think it is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and has just the right amount of information for them. We will worry about historically accurate accounts of Thanksgiving when they get older :)
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for healthy children, active grandparents, a great husband, financial security, fun and supportive friends, and a relevant church that motivates me to be a better person every week. What are you thankful for?
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