Have you ever read a book to your child that just makes you giggle? I think The Great Thanksgiving Escape is hilarious. They got me with the great wall of butts. It's sure to be enjoyable for you and your little one. They will love getting festive with all the fun Thanksgiving activities! I love that Thanksgiving reminds us that we should be grateful every day, and I count myself the luckiest girl in the world with all the blessing I receive. I hope to teach Lydia that gratitude is a quality every person should possess.
What You'll Need:
- Brown, Yellow, Red, Orange Construction Paper
- Candy Corns
- Brown Paper Bag
- Black White and Yellow Paper
- Pine Cones
- Wiggley Eyes
- A fun picture of your kiddo
Activity #1- Thanksgiving Headband
My little girl refuses to keep a girly headband on for more than ten seconds but ran around with this turkey headband on for much longer. It was a super easy craft that just took paper, scissors, and the ability to get your kid to sit still long enough to trace their hand (something my wiggle worm is not good at).
Activity #2 Candy Corn Turkey
Everyone knows how great the roasted turkey is on Thanksgiving, but I thought this was a fun take on the sweet side. If you child is old enough they can snack on the candy corns as you glue them to the picture to make feathers.
Activity #3 Pilgrim Hats
This is a great way to tell little ones about how we began celebrating Thanksgiving. Everyone likes a story when you can be dressed as the main character. I didn't use a pattern just made sure the hat was big enough for my big headed baby.
Activitiy #4 Toddler Turkeys
This activity requires a bit of a field trip. Send you kiddos on a hunt to find the perfect leaves that they can use as the feathers of the turkey. Then find your favorite picture with a good turkey smile to make them into the funniest little gobblers. Lydi has a new love for coloring so I let her color it as well.
Activity #5 Turkey Puppets
To round out the Thanksgiving activities, I thought we could put a fun twist on this easy turkey puppet. On each of the feathers we wrote something we are grateful for. Lydi can't talk so I took the liberty to put some of the things I know she couldn't go without. But how fun for your little talker to come up with 5 or 6 things they are grateful for!