Here’s a Thanksgiving Craft idea that is ideal for Catholics and Christians… really anyone who’s religious though I would think. We’re all familiar with the classic hand turkey craft, right? Why not give it a twist that would give it meaning and teach kids about the true meaning of Thanksgiving: giving thanks!
|Of course the turkey is Pink – I have a baby girl!!! The feathers are rainbow because that is how I always made my hand turkeys as a child. :o)|
By the way, it was nearly impossible to trace Cupcakes hand. She did not get the point of the exercise and kept pulling it away lol!
There are 5 types of prayers:
You can make one of those finger turkeys and write each type on one of the finger feathers. Then think of an example for each type. This is great for older kids to learn to pray for something other than just asking God for things, and it will help them remember all the different types. Thinking of examples would be fun too.
Here are Cupcakes Prayers:
1.) Thank you, God for Mommy, Daddy and all my toys, especially the ones Mommy and Daddy don’t really want me to play with like their phones.
2.) I would like to pray for yummier meals, dear Lord.
3.) I adore and love God the Father, who made me; Jesus, the Son who died for my sins – you know, the ones I am not old enough to commit; and the Holy Spirit who is Love and guides me through my life. <3
4.) I’m sorry for eating any and all paper I can get my hands on (not actually a sin!)
5.) I love Mommy, Daddy, Poppa, Grandma, Grandpa, Nana, Auntie Jenn, Auntie Amy and Uncle Jeff.
And of course, they should decorate their turkeys. Display them in the house (or classroom) and revisit throughout November, but on Thanksgiving, thank God for all the Thanksgiving examples. :o)
Gratitude: I am grateful that my daughter was born with all ten fingers and all ten toes. I thank God that she is happy and healthy. <3