I am a mom of 4 kids(13,12,10 and 8)who taught preschool for 2 years.
I hope you can use this blog as a resource to find fun activities to do with your children. Some ideas are new, while others have been around a while. This is a place where I can store all our activities without having to actually have to store them in my attic. I hope you find some fun and easy ideas.
Here is a fun, quick and good smelling craft. Make a slice of Pumpkin Pie. We used: A paper plate, brown and orange paint, paint brush, cinnamon, cotton balls and scissors. I cut the paper plate into 1/4s. And combined some orange and brown paint to look like Pumpkin pie. Cheyanne painted the 1/4 of the plate. While the paint is still wet, sprinkle on the cinnamon and put the cotton balls on top to look like whipped cream.
Here is yet another Indian corn project. This is a good project for the younger kids. We used:White paper, brown, red, orange and yellow paint, scissors, stapler and paper bag. Make different colored finger prints all over the paper. Allow time for the paint to dry.
Cut out a corn shape and stapler the paper bag to the top. I made a wreath with the corn and turkey hand prints. It looks better in person.
This is a fun project, even for older kids. When was the last time one of your older kids finger painted? It is fun to watch them, My 8 year old just dotted it at first. I had to tell her it was o.k. to spear it all around and get messy. Cheyanne and Caity loved finger painting the feathers. We used: Paper plates or white paper, different colored paints, scissors, brown, yellow and red construction paper, and wiggly eyes.
Finger paint the plate or paper. Allow time to dry or put in microwave at 25 second intervals until dry.
If using paper, cut out feather shapes. Glue the feathers on another sheet of paper in a half circle pattern. Glue on head and decorate the face.
I think this is a great way to use coffee filter turkeys in a different and decorative way. They make a great wreath for a door. And if you do not want to wait for the filters to dry, use the microwave to dry them.
We used: coffee filters, markers, construction paper, glue, wiggly eyes, and a squirt bottle. Color the coffee filters with markers. Lightly mist the filters to blend the colors.
Place them in the microwave in 25 second intervals until they are dry or let air dry. Cut out turkey heads and glue on to the filters. Decorate the faces.
Tape on a door in a circle. Add a ribbon and construction paper that says," Happy Thanksgiving."