Thursday, November 18, 2010

stART ~ Franklin’s Thanksgiving

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

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This week we read Franklin's Thanksgiving,  by Paulette Bourgeois.  Emily enjoyed this sweet story about Franklin the Turtle.  He is sad that his Grandparent’s can not make it to celebrate Thanksgiving, but Franklin and is parents decide to surprise each other by invite all of their friends to come over.  They end up having so many guest that they don’t know where to put everyone.  Until Franklin has a great idea and the family starts a whole new special Thanksgiving tradition.

Emily and I talked about our Thanksgiving Traditions and then made another Turkey decoration for our Thanksgiving Celebration out of leaves that fell from the tree in our front yard.


It was fun to go on another leaf hunt to find the leave that looked like feathers for the Turkey.  Emily glued them onto a piece of construction paper.

IMG_6150 Next, she glued the Turkey Body over the leaves.  I cut the body out of construction paper for her.IMG_6152

After that she glued on the beak and snood that were cut from craft foam.


Finally she asked for a green marker to draw the eyes and orange to draw the feet.  She told me that some people have green eyes so her turkey could too.

IMG_6155   Emily’s Finished Leaf Turkey


Candace @Naturally Educational said...

Awesome! I have some pressed leaves we've been saving with this and and also to Mod Podge on a candle holder.

We were busy this week--three Thanksgiving projects--I was so sick the week before and we have a lot of crafts we wanted to do before Thanksgiving!

Ticia said...

It's so sad, we didn't get to a single one of hte Thanksgiving crafts we were going to do this year....

Oh well. Love her turkey.

Charlene Juliani said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

Cute!! Love the leaves for the feathers :-)

LitLass said...

I love that turkey!

Unknown said...

Awww- Franklin- he would like Emily's leaf creation, 'cause he's just THAT kind of turtle...

Michelle Gibson said...

Leaf feathers is a great idea!

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Little Family Fun said...

How awesome that you guys did a leaf turkey too! Great minds think alike!
I just linked up to our (slightly less natural) Leaf Turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne said...

Those leaves are the perfect shape for feathers! Looks great!

Kayte said...

Super cute, and great for multiple age levels.

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