Monday, November 22, 2010

family home evening.

For f.h.e., we made gratitude tear turkeys. I had this idea last year, but never got around to actually following through with it. It was a hit! We talked about the importance of being grateful for everything we have in our lives, and then went to the dining room and made the tear turkeys. It only took about 15 minutes total, and Kort loved it.

Simply rip up strips of paper in an assortment of colors.
Cut out a brown turkey body (I just eye-balled it, and it seemed to turn out fine.)
Cut out beaks and legs and glue them on.
Let the kids color in their own eyes (Kort's was huge.)
Have kids write one thing they are grateful for on each "feather."
Glue strips on the back of the turkey, with the words facing the front.
Enjoy reading about the things that are important to them!

KORT'S LIST: My dad, my house, baseball, my friend Holden, the sky, the earth, my friends, Easter, football, the snow, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, my baby, the clouds, Christmas, Veteran's Day, The Holidays, soccer, the school, my mom, my car, Halloween.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward


"Miss Kris" said...

Ooh! I LOVE that idea! I will copy you s'more!
Seriously, though, you are such an inspiration to me, Laura. With that, I say, "I am grateful for your blogs, your brain and all your hard work to put it all together." :D

Anonymous said...

I love this.