I’m very dear to me each year, trying to find ways to encourage my kids to be grateful each Thanksgiving. We’ve designed the thanks tree simple turkey puppets to thank you and, this year, we’ve designed this fun thank-you note reminder. The “Give Thanks”-inspired concept we thought of to celebrate the good things in our lives This year’s theme is a thanks turkey box.
This turkey container is constructed from a tiny box of tissues, so that each day during November we could note something we’re thankful to be thankful for, and then feed it the bird. At Thanksgiving, when we’re all together as the family, we’ll get all of the papers and read them aloud.
There are a variety of ways to personalize the lesson. You could use it as the entire class, and then have students fill out the prompt and write down the things they are thankful for.
It can also be used as a part of the family dinner and have the family members record the thing they are grateful for the most. The box is then placed on the table to allow guests to take a look at the card before placing it in the turkey. Whatever way you decide to make use of it, it’s sure to bring some joy and joy at your place this holiday season.
I have updated the guide to make it easier and also included a template for crafting. The manual has new images as well as text and videos.
How to create a happy turkey box
We’ve made an printable turkey design template (linked to below within the materials listing) to make making your own turkey box easy for young preschoolers and children. Get your supplies to create your turkey , and get ready to enjoy a month filled with gratitude.
Follow our step-by-step directions below to find out how to create your own thank-you box from a tissue box. We have also included an instructional video in this post which is available to watch before starting.
Materials needed to create your turkey box
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empty square tissue box, brown paint
sponge paint brush
brown cardstock, red, yellow, and orange cardstock
Dots of glue (optional) Also, you can make use of hot glue or tape gun
High-strength glue that is strong
A Guide to This Thanksgiving Activity
1. Spread out a liner or paper to cover your work surface. Paint some acrylic brown onto paper or a palette plate.
With a paintbrush made of a sponge, apply a thin, empty box with the paint. Put it in a place for it to completely dry. The box may require another coat of paint based on the style and color of the box.
2. Print and download the turkey template printable. Cut the pieces, and use the templates as templates to trace the pieces and then cut them out of colored cardboard. We print the feather pages using the template directly onto colored cardboard.
3. After your painted tissue box has dried completely Add tempered glue to the body of the turkey and then stick it on your box’s front. Then add the feathers and beak to the turkey. Then, stick two googly eyes to your turkey.
4. Put a Glue Dot at the feather’s bottom. Add them to inside to the box to make turkey feathers. If glue dots aren’t readily available, you can glue feathers using hot tape or a gun. Acacia might also be a good choice.
We used paper coated with paint to create our vibrant feathers. It is easy to imagine the excitement splash painting brings to kids. Look at how the painted feathers look in the picture below.