|Yep, you guessed it. That's me as a turkey. HA!|
That’s precisely what my son did.
When he came home from school, we read 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, a clever book about saving some lovable turkeys from their fate as Thanksgiving dinner. After a few laughs, we got down to business.
I gave my son pictures of each member of the family and some coloring pages I’d whipped up. He read the text on the cover page, “This family is a bunch of turkeys,” and immediately chuckled. (This was gonna be fun.)
|Download a PDF of the book pages here, cut vertically, and get ready for a whole heap of silliness!|
Next he filled in the blanks on each page, telling why each of us is a turkey and why he’s thankful for us. Then he colored each turkey, cut heads out of each of the photos, and glued them on the turkeys.
It was up to him whether to add googly eyes, glasses, horns, etc. to the photos. At first my son was satisfied with the turkeys as is, but the next day, we all had glasses and earrings. (What will I look like tomorrow, I wonder?)
When all the pages were complete (starting with the cover and ending with my son’s turkey), I added a small folded scrap of construction paper over the pile of pages at the top and stapled it for a spine. Voilá!
This was super fun! (Silly activities always are.)
A blog post from And That’s Family was my inspiration. Stop by for a visit and have a laugh. I did!