Friday, November 23, 2012


Theme: Thanksgiving
Honey Pot is 2 years and 6 months old

Magnetic Pom Poms

We haven’t done this fun activity in so long. I found the free printable from DLTK. Honey Pot had so much fun with this! She placed the turkey’s feathers so meticulously into the circles. And when she had finished, she took them all off and did it again!

Then we made a pattern too!

Alphabet Turkey

This activity also comes from DLTK. Honey Pot can use some alphabet practice, so I thought this would be a fun for her. First she glued the turkey together.

Then I wrote the letters of the alphabet into each space so that it could be a matching activity. She enjoyed matching and gluing the letters for a little while. We came back to it often throughout the week until it was finished!

Thanksgiving Bingo

DLTK also has these customizable Bingo generators! You can choose your theme, your size, even the letters on top. So I created a small Thanksgiving Bingo game and we played this at our first ever Family Game Night!

Honey Pot is still quite young for real board games, but this was a nice introduction. First I punched out some circles from scrap paper (in Thanksgiving colors) to use as markers.

We had Honey Pot choose each picture from a bowl, and then asked if it matched any of the pictures on her card.

She did pretty well with this. She was winning all by herself, but starting to lose interest toward the end. So we cheated a bit and rigged it so her final picture was drawn next. She was so excited to fill her last space!

Fist bump with Daddy to celebrate her victory!

Scented Turkey Hand-Print

I found this idea at Preschool Daze. What a nice twist on the usual hand-print craft. This one is scented with Pumpkin Pie Spice! First I mixed together some brown and orange paint to get a good turkey color, and then I had Honey Pot sprinkle on some spice.

We painted her hand, and made one nice print. Then I allowed her to paint her hand and do several other prints for fun. It smelled lovely! She even dug both hands in and smeared it around like a sensory bin.

I cut out the first hand-print, but noticed that the paint smell was pretty overpowering. So I sprinkled a really lot of pumpkin pie spice on top of it. Finally, it was just right. I then added a couple features with markers. Here is the final product!

Thankful Tree

There are so many thankful trees out there. I wanted a simple one to print out, and I found such a cute one from a blog called Love The Day. Throughout our Thanksgiving theme week, I talked to Honey Pot about what it means to be thankful and offered some examples. I asked her probably daily if she could think of anything for which she is thankful. Here is the list she had by the end of the week:

-        Cookie Monster and Elmo
-        Grams and Pops
-        My toys
-        My room
-        My house
-        My family
-        My nose
-        My mouth

Some pretty unique choices! Instead of making another glue craft of this I simply attached a piece of con-tact paper, sticky side out, to her felt board. And she placed the leaves on the tree by herself.

I love how this came out!

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1 comment:

  1. I saw this on Pinterest and really liked the scented hand print so I followed the link here. I really like that craft and we will be doing this with my grandsons who are 4 and 1 yrs. old. Thanks for sharing :)