Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thankful Turkeys at Camp Katie Day

This Monday was a Camp Katie Day just like every Monday.

This week's theme..Thankful Turkeys !

First the girls played outside...it was a lovely Autumn day in the Garden State.

Julie and Peanut taking turns on the horse..

Princess and Bella played on the swings.. Fun was had by all!
After lunch, I set them up with the Thankful Turkey Craft..

I made a photo copy of some turkey decorations I had on hand, and Princess

and I had already cut out multi colored "feathers" for the turkeys. We used red,brown and orange,

2 of each color for each girl.

I had the girls start by cutting out the turkeys and pasting them to yellow construction paper..

for the first time in Camp Katie Day history I heard not one complaint..they got right

to work...

I handed out the "feathers" while they cut, and asked the younger two if they wanted

me to write what they were thankful for on their feathers, or I could write it down on

another piece of paper, and they could copy them. Peanut opted for the copying, Jules

was happier to dictate to me. ;-)

I gave the girls the option to use either side of the turkey once cut out. Jules went

with the black turkey, so I cut out an eye for her to color for her bird. The others all chose

to color the turkey themselves, so they used the white side.

Once they wrote what they were thankful for on the feathers they glued them onto the turkey.

Every girl listened to my instruction about where to place the feathers except my daughter,

who went "freestyle". She is all about freestyle in her art right now, and I try not to "force" an outcome in our arts and crafts.

They were all very proud of the finished "Thankful Turkey"

and I was very proud of how many things they were all thankful for..way more than we had "feathers". I was especially proud of Jules, she finished the entire project without saying

"do I have to finish?" lol. No, I never make them finish if they don't want to..in case you were wondering. ;-) After each girl finished she had more paper and supplies to make drawings if she chose to, they all did..mostly for each other. Can you feel the love? Then they went outside for a bit more running around and came in for some reading time.

Have I mentioned how much it warms my heart that all four of them love books???

All in all, Thankful Turkey day was a success here at Camp Katie Day.

I hope you are enjoying your Autumn as well.


myinspired♥{sandra} said...

Love the thankful turkey craft!

today we're doing trees of thanks where I make one big tree trunk and the kids make the leaves to go with it, printed with their thankfulness. Maybe I'll get around to posting it :P

Wendy Hawksley said...

How cute! I'm glad it was a good day at Camp Kate. :-D

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8)(8 said...

I love the turkey.

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