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Thanksgiving Crafts: Food, Feathers, and Floats

By Allie Magnuson on November 26, 2010
  • Grades: PreK–K

At this time of year, I love to get crafty with my class. Read on to see some of the fun and creative crafts we made this month in celebration of Thanksgiving!







Turkey Dinner

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We made Thanksgiving dinner using brown packing paper for turkey drumsticks, green construction paper for peas, cotton balls with yellow slabs of paper for mashed potatoes and butter, and paper plates cut into slices and covered in paper and cotton balls for pumpkin pie and whipped cream.


Turkey Disguises

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For the animal lovers and vegetarians, we made some turkeys — with our footprints for the bodies and our handprints for the feathers — and disguised them so they couldn't be found and cooked!

Thanksgiving Books Read the book Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano, in which a turkey goes through a number of disguises. 






Parade Floats

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After watching part of last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, we made floats out of shoe boxes, tied them together, and had our own parade!


TV Parade

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To have a parade your students can watch on "TV," cut a letter-size hole in the center of a box and a nine-inch opening on both sides. Have each student draw a float on a letter-size piece of paper. Glue the pictures together, tape one end to a paper towel tube, and roll the strip around it. Pull the first picture through the box and out through the other side. Now tape that picture to a second paper towel tube.

Two students can pull the strip of pictures through the box for everyone to watch the parade. Put on some holiday music, and have your students cheer and clap!

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What holiday projects do you do with your class? Share your ideas in the comments section.


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