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Thankful Turkey

Use this colorful turkey to show all the reasons your family is thankful.

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Make one now, or fill in a feather a day for a fan full of blessings by Thanksgiving Day. Or have the supplies on hand for a Thanksgiving-morning project as the turkey’s roasting, or an icebreaker as family and friends arrive.
Thankful Turkey
What You’ll Need
  • Cardstock
  • Poster board
  • Yarn
  • Markers
  • Glue
What to Do
  1. Cut a turkey’s head, body, wings, and feet from poster board. Decorate them with cardstock, yarn, and markers.
  2. Cut 15 feathers from cardstock. Write something you’re thankful for on each feather. Glue the feathers on the turkey.
  3. Save some feathers and have your Thanksgiving guests write what they’re thankful for.
Extend the Fun

For younger kids: A quick and easy version: Use a paper plate for the body; cut out 5 feathers instead of 15; and instead of writing, draw what you are thankful for on each feather.

For older kids: Create a “compliment turkey” for someone else and describe one wonderful thing about that person on every feather.

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