It's the first week of November, and we are starting our traditional "Gratitude Turkey" for this Thanksgiving season.
Here's how we made him:
- The turkey body & head is made from brown construction paper (about 6" tall).
- The beak and legs are from an orange paint-chip sample (or just use construction paper) and glued on.
- The feathers are cut out of pieces of scrapbook paper (about 4" long).
- The eyes are drawn with a black marker.
We put the turkey on the inside of our front door with sticky tack. Each week during Family Home Evening, and everyday as the boys and I sit down to go through the Learning Binder, we will each choose a feather and write something on it that we are grateful for. Then we will add it to our Turkey with sticky tack and watch him grow!
I love this tradition because it's a fun way to focus on all our blessings this holiday season. A simple way to teach our children how much we have to be grateful for while we watch the turkey grow bigger and bigger!
**Update: Here is a picture of our Turkey about halfway through November:
And click the picture below to see how we made our Gratitude Turkey a couple years ago (2009):