Thanksgiving gives us a chance at a fabulous meal together.
This is when we celebrate the
success of our helping hand activities (see our post on that here)
The children will have been busy helping us with our food drive, but still
with enough energy for additional activities. With this in mind, we put their creative talents to use:
they help us make our Thanksgiving placemats!
Moms love them as once the meal is done they have a memento of the family
There only condition to these masterpieces is that a Turkey needs to
be present in the image.
You need to give each child a rectangular construction paper as their
canvas. Keep at hand colors, crayons, markers, glue, glitter, child safe scissors
and reusable scraps. You will love what they come up with.
For the younger ones in the group, we have our technique down:
1- Have them make a semicircle of hand prints
2- On the border of this semicircle, glue a big dot
3- Within the dot, glue a spoon shaped cut out you will have previously prepared
4- Glue or paint eyes and nose
Voila! You just made a Turkey
Before we sit at the table, the entire family gets to guess who mad each
placemat. Once that is taken care off, we are ready to feast.
Do you have special crafts for your little ones to do on Thanksgiving?
Labels: crafts, Fall Blog Fest, kids, Placemats, table decorations, Thanksgiving