Thankful Turkey Craft with Free Printable

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Every Thanksgiving we like to journal the things we are most thankful for. I love how this month helps us cultivate an attitude of gratitude in our kids, our families and ultimately our hearts.

Thanksgiving is my *favorite* holiday!!

Last year we made a thanksgiving tree where we added leaves each day with things we are grateful for.  We still have our leaves from last year.  It is fun to see the transformation of our priorities as we compare what we are thankful for year to year.

This year my daughter made a special “Who-Who’s Thankful Can”.
Thanksgiving turkey can
Supplies needed to make your Thankful Turkey Can:

  • Free Thanksgiving Printable – print it out on cardstock
  • Clean Tin Can
  • Orange Paint
  • Brown Paint
  • Googly Eyes
  • Paper Bag – Rip it into pieces
  • Glue

Glue the scraps of the paper bag to the sides of the can.  Coat that with glue.  When it dries add the wings and embellishments.

Paint the feet, tail feathers and the beak orange.  Fold the beak and glue half of the beak down so that your turkey has a mouth.  Paint the wings brown.

Glue googly eyes and paint some eyebrows over them.

Thanksgiving turkey can- an easy craft to help kids write ways they are thankful

Fill your Thankful turkey can with pencils and pens.  Every day sit down and journal – what things are you most thankful for? 

Your kids will love to hear all the things that they do which make your heart happy.

thankful turkey can 2

Watch this month for more Thanksgiving activities for kids!  And check out our 25+ Thanksgiving Activities for Toddlers if you missed it!



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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).

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