Getting Ready for the Feast
Thanksgiving fun for you and your children
A Handful of Turkey
Remember the turkey you used to make by tracing your hand? You can also make a hand turkey using an old garden glove. Use the thumb as your turkey’s head and glue feathers onto the fingers for the tail. Stuff the glove by filling the bottom (the palm) with pebbles or sand and then stitch it closed. Now your turkey will stand nicely on the Thanksgiving table. Or, you can choose not to stuff the turkey and your children can use the glove as a puppet to act out a favorite rhyme like this:The big turkey on the farm is so very proud.
He spreads his tail like a fan,
And struts through the animal crowd.
If you talk to him as he wobbles along.
He’ll answer back with a gobbling song,
“Gobble, gobble, gobble …”
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