What a joy it is to be on my Thanksgiving Break! I hope you are getting to rest this week as well!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is time for me to reveal my table decorations for this year.
We had our annual feast last Wednesday and it was quite successful! I can’t ever let this day go by without putting some cute decorations on our table.
For the past 2 years, I have made sure that my table decorations have items on them that the families can take home. I knew that I wanted to make turkey handprint paintings but I wanted to do them a little differently this year.
So off I went to my favorite craft resource site…..Pinterest!
I found instructions to make these….
The entire project was a little more time consuming than making the handprints on potholders. However, the results were well worth it!
Click HERE to find the instructions on this cute turkey display. The instructions came from Stacy at “Things to Share and Remember”. Two things I did differently: 1. I didn’t make a name card to glue on the front. (I just ran out of time!) 2. I used a rectangle cut from a brown paper lunch bag for the back piece instead of cardboard.
Do you notice the pumpkins in the picture?!? They were my favorite!!! I. LOVED. Them!! These decorations were very easy! However, they can be costly. They were well worth it for me, though. Can you guess what it is giving the pumpkin effect? It is a roll of toilet paper. The single roll of paper that you buy.
that makes me wonder who buys single rolls of toilet paper?!?!
The picture above shows the one I made at home. Click HERE to get the instructions for these. I found them from Montserrat. Her blog is called Cranial Hiccups. My pumpkins look a little rounder, because I wrapped some tissue paper around the toilet roll before I covered it with the fabric.
Here are 2 of my little kinder turkeys enjoying themselves on our feast day!!
You may have noticed the little cards on the table. What I do there, is this:
I find out what every kinder is thankful for and why. Then, I type that on a template. Next, I take pictures of each child using some really cute photo props I found for free!! Then, I put the pics on the template as well. Next, I print them in color, and laminate them. They fold easily. One of my teacher friends mounted hers on colored cardstock and that element added some depth as well.
These photo props are so cute! There are several to choose from. Click HERE to get your own Thanksgiving photo props.
Click HERE to download my template for the cards.
One last thing before I leave today…..
I have a thankful turkey that the Kinder Cubs do as a home project. It is so sweet! I cut out turkey feathers using black poster board. Then the students take them home and decorate them to show what they are thankful for.
Here are a couple of pictures:
What thrilled me this year was that each kindergarten class had their own Thankful Turkey. They looked awesome displayed in our hall!
Well Thanksgiving is almost upon us……
I have so much to be thankful for and I hope that you will find much to be thankful for as well!!
God bless you REAL good!!