Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thanksgiving Fun Friday

I'm doing my 2nd grader's Thanksgiving Fun Friday.  We do crafts and/or games, have a fun snack, and read books. 

We are going to do 2 crafts.  First, we are going to make foam leaf wreaths.  This is a kit from
Oriental Trading.  I got it ready to go for the kids by punching out the leaves, gluing on the wreath hanger, and setting aside the bow & beads.  They will attach the leaves and acorns to the wreath with glue dots and then write things they are thankful for on the leaves.  Here's my example and a prepped craft:

Second, we are going to draw turkeys.  I made a card that says "Thanksgiving 2012" that you can download HERE (Or, you can download these without a year HERE).  Then I used my Silhouette to cut brown turkey bodies and orange turkey beaks.  The kids will glue the turkey bodies, turkey beaks, & 2 goggle eyes to the card.  Then, they will draw on the turkey feathers and legs.  Here's my example:

Then we are going to play a quick game that I used at my preschooler's Harvest Hoedown (POST HERE).  I colored and laminated 4 fall coloring pages.  I taped these to buckets and will put 1 bucket in each corner of the classroom.  The kids will choose a bucket to stand at.  I will pull the name of one of the coloring pages from a bag.  All of the kids at this coloring page are out and will sit down.  Now, all the kids remaining at the other 3 coloring pages choose a new coloring page to stand at.  Then, we will just repeat again and again until we have a winner!

We have to provide a healthy snack, so I am going to do the same popcorn cups that I did last year (POST HERE).  I have different cups and bags this year but it's the same idea.

For books, I am going to bring Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, I Know an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson, and Amelia Bedelia Talks Turkey by Herman Parish.

It should be fun!

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