Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Crafts and Other Fun

Thank you for all of your prayers. Everyone is beginning to feel much better. :)

After all of the traveling last week, we'll have a quiet Thankgiving here at home with just the five of us.
As much as I love the hustle and bustle of a big family get together, I'm looking forward to a couple of restful days to continue to recuperate and to reflect on all of our blessings.

I was surfing around for a cute Thanksgiving craft or two to do over the holiday and found so many great ideas.
We'll only do one or two of these, but I wanted to collect all of the links here so that I could find them for future Thanksgivings.
Hope you find something helpful here if you're looking for a fun craft or activity!

•Turkey Play-dough Kits
•Turkey Placemats
•Adorable Tepee Cupcakes
•Cute Tom Turkey Glove Puppet
•Corn Husk Doll video tutorial
and directions for making one.
•Turkey Scratch Drawing
•This link has some fun-looking Thanksgiving games.
•Jimmie has put together a wonderful page of resources for a Thanksgiving unit and lapbook.
•Thanks and Giving Tree - directions and template
•Garland of Gratitude
•Here is a play that Renae's family will be doing this year. I love the idea of putting on a Thanksgiving play.
•And finally...some Thanksgiving Poems and songs.

I'm leaning toward the Cornhusk Dolls since we're in the middle of our Colonial Times unit and also the Turkey Placemats. We'll also play a few of the games from the link above and try our hand at drawing something from Draw Write Now, Book 3: Native Americans, North America, Pilgrims.

How are you and your family celebrating Thanksgiving?


  1. I really like the turkey scratch drawing over at Art Projects for Kids. I hadn't seen her site before and I LOVE it. Thanks for the introduction! We are just getting started on our art course for this school year so the timing couldn't be better.

  2. I love those play dough kits and teepee cupcakes. I am saving those for next year. That tutorial on the corn husk dolls is great too. Thank you for sharing Shannon!


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