Saturday, October 29, 2011

Turkey Time


I can't believe we're already at the end of October. I realized with a start this week, it's time to start working on hand print turkeys for our thankful turkey tree, to count down to Thanksgiving. The ones pictured below are last year's, this year's flock is still a work in progress. In fact, I have a feeling we'll but cutting, tracing, and gluing them for most of today.


In the meantime, feel free to take a look back at some of our other turkey themed crafts and snacks from last year and the year before. I was a little flabbergasted at the sheer number of them, starting off with a pattern for a Crochet Turkey Finger Puppet. You can also find the pattern for his pale pilgrim pal, here, and a pretty pilgrim partner for him (the pilgrim not the turkey) here. But today, we're all about turkeys...


... like these poor beakless Hand print Turkey Window Glue-Clings. They were one of our early attempts at window glue-clings. I was concentrating on the glue, and totally forgot the beaks. I'm pretty sure I went back and added them, as soon as the Man of the House pointed out their absence though, so it was all good.


Don't forget the Homemade Candy Corn Turkeys. You better believe they're on my to-do list for tomorrow. What better way to transition from National Candy Corn Day on into November, than with candy corn turkeys...


...or maybe Paper Candy Corn Turkeys to match...


...Pillsbury inspired Candy Corn Turkey Cookies?


For some non-candy corn themed fun how about a Circle Turkey Craft, or maybe...


... a few Turkey Bean Bags? This guy's still being tossed around the house, as are the finger puppets from above.


Needless to say, the Turkey Sandwiches didn't last quite as long. Though I have a feeling they might be making another appearance this fall along with their friends...


... the Rice Krispies Turkey...


...Turkey Bread, and possibly even...


... the Turkey Toast.


Looking at the national forecast, I'd have to say some of you are likely to see Snowflake Turkeys before us this year. You never can tell about the weather.


If you're starting to feel overwhelmed don't worry, you're not alone.


Linda White's delightful sequel to Too Many Pumpkins is not a Thanksgiving story, but rather the tale of how one rural resident deals with the problem of too many turkeys in a way that not only saves his wife's garden, but beautifies his entire community. We'll be reading it today, if the Lord is willing, to go along with our flock of thankful turkeys.

Find out what other families have been reading by clicking over to the What My Child is Reading link-up hosted by Mouse Grows Mouse Learns.

It's great to be a homeschooler.

6 comments:

Joyce said...

Those crochet finger puppets are so cute! I love to crochet, but I'm still figuring it out.

There are so many great ideas in this post! The sandwiches and beanbags are a couple of the others that I really liked. Thank you for sharing!

I've pinned this and shared your link on twitter. Have I mentioned that I love your blog? haha

Christy said...

I like the turkey toast!

Fiona said...

What cool turkey ideas-very cute-much cuter than the big ugly bird is in real life ha ha!

Raising a Happy Child said...

this is a delightful post! I am going to pin it and ask Anna to pick a few ideas. Thanks for joining WMCIR!

Ticia said...

I think all of the activities on this would be enough to keep me busy for a while....... Of course that would require learning to crochet.

Jennifer said...

You are like a librarian/curriculum advisor/art teacher--loads of projects and correlative books on one post! I don't know where you find them, but keep it up. I'm subscribing...