We love the book - My Heart Is Like a Zoo.
We had made bear and lion Valentine swap cards from the book. When I saw the heart Wooden turkey craft at classified mom, I got the idea of creating a thankful heart turkey. Starting this year, we are planning to ceate a thankful/Gratitude turkey every year, so that CJ can write what she is thankful for.
Materials Used:Construction paper
Child Safe Scissors
We played around Picnik software to create different heart templates of the Turkey.
Heart Turkey - Version 1
Heart Turkey - Version 2
Pencil sketches of the turkeys
The different heart shapes template
What we did:
We took print out of the pencil sketches and the different heart shapes template
Using the different hearts template, we cut the heart shapes out of construction paper.
CJ glued on the hearts to a poster board using the pencil sketches as reference
After gluing the feathers, She glued the body of the turkey
Head/face, wattle, beak, Wiggly eyes in the order. For the wattles, we cut a heart shape into half. Then she glued in the Wings and the feet.
I asked CJ what she is thankful for and with the spelling help she wrote them in the turkey feathers! In one of the hearts she wrote "me" and Says "Thank you God for making me, me". She likes the Butterfly song(If I were the Butterfly) and the lyrics! Totally amazed how she linked the song lyrics with the thankfulness!