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  DESCRIPTION     Turkey feathers express thankful thoughts  
  DETAILS     Get one of the children to draw and paint a big turkey on a sizeable piece of paper (mine was a piece of brown wrapping paper 24 x 24). This is definitely to look home grown. Decide on an appropriate size feather for the turkey's body and make as many paper feathers as you have guests. We made ours out of brown paper, but you could use colored construction paper, remembering you have to be able to read what's written so no dark paper. Tack the unfeathered turkey to a piece of foam core. At some point during the festivities give everyone a paper feather and pass around boxes of markers. Everyone writes what they are thankful for on their feather. You can then play Pin the Feather on the Turkey if that sounds fun. Place the finished turkey in the dining room on a buffet or in a visible place and during dessert each person can talk about their "thankfuls" and all can giggle over where the feathers got placed.  
  AGE RANGE     3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15                
  GENDER     All  
  SEASONAL     Yes  
  MATERIALS NEEDED     Large sheet of paper for drawing, additional paper for feathers colored construction paper (optional) paint, markers, scissors,
foam core, tacks.
  SKILLS NEEDED     Ability to write, though young children can draw pictures.  
  TIME TO PREPARE (Minutes)     20  
  TIME TO MAKE (minutes)     30  
  MY RATING (1-10)     9  
  ALL RATINGS (1-10)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10                      
  NAME     Suzy Smith  






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