It is pretty hard not to notice that this week is Thanksgiving – and as we traditionally eat Turkeys on Christmas day too I thought it would be fitting to make a turkey with the children. I do not know who first had this idea but I have seen it all over the internet and have some pinned on my Christmas TRH board. I do like craft that involves holding memories of my children being small – in this case the size of their hands – as they will have grown by next year.
Another simple craft – simply paint the toilet roll holder brown, then we drew around a hand and cut it out on top of lots of layers of brown paper. Once we had the brown hands we placed them on top of one another like a fan and then secured them together. This was then the tail and attached to the back of the TRH. We used some big googly eyes and some more of the brown paper for a beak. We used some red tissue paper for its head hair and then another bit for the turkey’s wattle.
Today’s book is “We’re going on a Bear Hunt”
It is a lovely book and for me it reminds me of CountryKids in that the whole family get together and get outdoors. I could quite see us going on our own bear hunt (maybe in the Summer to wade through water like in the book). It also very fondly reminds me of the wonderful Gruffalo Hunts over at MummyMishaps.
The book itself also has lots of nice repetition throughout and the family being brave to try new things, and to carry on. But at the end I think it shows an important message that it is okay to be afraid of certain things.