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Thanksgiving Crafts

It’s hard to find Thanksgiving or turkey specific activities to do for a 22 month old. There are a LOT of ideas out there on Pinterest, but nothing I thought Monte would be rrrrrrrrrrrrrreally interested in.

I did come across this post for Fall Scented Play Dough! I am so happy I made this! It smelled yummy and Monte has had so much fun with it. A win-win for the both of us 🙂 I followed her directions and used the Kitchen Aid. I ended up kneading the dough though, so you could probably just mix in a bowl with a spoon and knead if you did not have a huge mixer.

  • Orange – Pumpkin Spice
  • Yellow – Nutmeg
  • Green – Candy Apple
  • Red – Clove
  • Brown – Cinnamon

We defiantly made this into a Thanksgiving activity 🙂

Monte enjoyed trying to make his own turkeys …

AND
mashing it all together 🙂

I also made a trip to our local library (check out the Local tab, I added all of the Des Moines area libraries!) and checked out several turkey and Thanksgiving children books. We have been reading them off and on and looking at all the turkeys!

Here are some titles to look for …

  1. Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano
  2. Thanksgiving is Here! by Diane Goode
  3. Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey by Teresa Bateman
  4. ‘ Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
  5. I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Allison Jackson
  6. This Is the Turkey by Abby Levine

 

Another fun idea you can do is make a turkey using your kiddos feet and hands! I have to admit we didn’t actually do this at home, but he had fun making them at preschool. I’m not sure how they kept a 22 month old still enough to get this made! I LOVE all these fun ideas to use feet and hands to make various crafts.

Check out my Pinterest Board for more turkey and Thanksgiving ideas!

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