November -- Week 4

Ideal for
16 months -
2 1/2 years
MONDAY Make a Hand & Foot Turkey: Trace child's shoe on brown paper and cut out to make the turkey's body. Trace child's hand with fingers spread apart on other colors of construction paper and cut out to make feathers. Glue feathers onto turkey's body. Draw or make a waddle, eyes and beak from leftover scrap paper. Toy Wash & Swap. Recite:
"Obey your father and mother." Ephesians 6:2


A Man Says Thank You to Jesus,
page 118

Sign Language:


Mr. Turkey

Mr. Turkey's tail is big and wide. (spread hands)
He swings it when he walks. (swing hands)
His neck is long, his chin is red. (point)
He gobbles when he talks. (open and close hand like a mouth)


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Planning Ideas

Flash Cards and/or Felt Shapes:

Letters: G, H

Numbers: 1-5

Color: Brown

Shape: Rectangle

TUESDAY Turkey Hand Prints: Make a few old fashioned turkeys out of the children's hands. Add this poem:

These aren't just turkeys
As anyone can see.
I made them with my hands,
Which are a part of me!
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say--
I hope you have a
Very Happy Thanksgiving Day!

As a class project, make a Thankful Turkey: Make a turkey body with face. On pre-cut feathers, write what the children are thankful for and add to turkey. Ask the parents to do the same.
WEDNESDAY Teach all or some of this Jesus Heals The Man with Leperosy. Act out the Ten Lepers Story: Sprinkle baby powder on the children's hands (leporsy). Have the children wipe off the powder as they are walking toward Jesus.
FRIDAY Play Turkey Toss Game: Take a large brown grocery bag and glue 2 small lunch bags (gathered at the tops) to sides of the bag to look like drumsticks. Take turns throwing in the 'stuffing' (socks, crumpled newspaper or bean bags). Turkey Wobble: Play music and encourage the children to move like big, little, tired, happy, scared, etc. turkeys.
Snack Foods:

Corn Bread




Bread Sticks

Paint with Feathers. Let the children paint with feathers instead of a bruch. Spray paint liter pop bottles with brown paint and add a face and feathers. Fill a fourth full of sand and the kids can do Turkey Bowling!! Here are some Turkey Crafts. I'm A Little Turkey

I'm a little turkey,
My name is Ted.
Here are my feathers
Here is my head
Gobble, gobble, gobble,
Is what I say,
Quick! Run! It's Thanksgiving Day!

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