Kidsgiving took place at our house today….. and can I say it was probably the best themed day we have had yet! The day was packed with good food, crafts, and learning activities. The spread consisted of lunch chicken nuggets, rolls, cheetos, grapes, crackers, and cupcakes. I loved watching the kids go back and fourth from the food table and feeding themselves…. I think it made them feel grown.
I set their table to give a more thanksgiving look with wood crayons, wood slice nameplates, and palm leaf plates. The funky little turkeys were made out of wooden balls, sticky eyes, construction paper for the beak, and feathers glued to the back (I made these to more make them laugh… and it worked). They also both LOVED the fact they were opposite of each other at the longer table… They kept waving at one another smiling.
I LOVE to incorporate some sort of learning activity when we have themed days. This was super easy to make and very effective. I cut out construction paper feathers and glued them to a cut out circle, added some eyes and a beak… and called it a turkey (I know… a funky looking Turkey).
One of the turkeys helped with letters while the other helped with numbers/counting. I had Brooks stamp the letters on the matching feather, and he LOVED it.
The number turkey had feathers where I created pockets (by glueing two feathers together). Brooks (with my help of course) counted the feathers and inserted them into the correct pocket.
My FAVORITE part of the day… painting teepees. I LOVE watching these two paint…. Brooks is so careful while Harper rocks out. She eventually just started painting her hand which drove Brooks crazy as you can see on his face in the picture above. Painting is a great way to teach colors with toddlers too!
Here’s how to make a teepee:
What you’ll need:
-white paper or tissue paper (cut in a triangle with middle point cut)
-wood circular base
Tie 3 skewers together.
Spread out the bottom of the skewers and glue to the circle
Glue additional skewers like shown and tie at the top.
Glue paper around.
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
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