Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Feast

Learning about Pilgrims and Indian is a great way to teach about friendship.

 We had a Thanksgiving Feast of our own.
Serving: Mach & Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Apple Sauce, Strawberries
 and Chocolate Chip cookies for dessert.

Bon Appetit!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fruit Loop Turkey

You will need:  Apples, candy corn, raisins, marshmallows, fruit loops, gum drops and tooth picks.
 I admit, the kids ate a lot of fruit loops before this craft was finished. =)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Fall Salt Dough Ornaments

We made these fun fall salt dough ornament decorations.  I remember making these in elementary school.  I thought I'd try with the kids.  The first thing you need to do is make the salt dough.
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
Mix together and knead.  (You will have to help the children knead).

Roll dough into 1/4" thickness.

Use cookie cutters to make shapes.
Punch a little hole so the ornament can hold a string.
Bake in oven 250 for 2 1/2 hours.
Let cool before painting.

You will need Modpodge, acrylic paint (I used fall colors: yellow, red, orange and brown) and jute string.
Let dry
Add modpodge for a glaze effect.
Let dry
Add string.
The children gave these cute ornaments to their parents for a Thanksgiving gift.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Turkey Songs

Hello Mr. Turkey
tune (if you're happy and you know it)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you (clap, clap)
With a gobble, gobble, gobble (wiggle fingers under your chin)
And a wobble, wobble, wobble (move back and forth)
Hello Mr. Turkey, how are you? (clap, clap)

I am Mr. Turkey
tune (I'm a little teapot)
I am Mr. Turkey, big and fat.
On my tail are feathers; what d'ya think of that?
When I walk, I wobble, wobble, wobble.
And when I talk, I gobble, gobble, gobble.

We eat turkey
tune (Frere Jaques)
We eat turkey, we eat turkey.
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.
Always on Thanksgiving.
Always on Thanksgiving.
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.

Thanksgiving Day
tune (bingo)
Thanksgiving day will soon be here.
I'm ready for some turkey.
T U R - K E Y, T U R - K E Y, T U R - K E Y (clap for each letter)
I'm ready for some turkey.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My feathered friend

 Don't you get tired of doing the same turkey crafts over and over during the Thanksgiving season?
I decided to take scrapbook paper with a different theme other than the normal fall colors and make a turkey with patterned feathers.

How cute is that?