Easy Thanksgiving Turkey craft

When I was a kid I always made these apple turkeys every single year at Thanksgiving at my grandmothers house. It was the centerpiece of our table.

Now is a mom and a therapist I see the value in this fun craft for more than just a Thanksgiving centerpiece. 

I pull out the toothpicks every year and make this craft with my kids, nieces and nephews and younger patients. It is always a huge hit!

All you need is an apple, toothpicks, an olive for the head and decorative food items for feathers. I like to use cereal, colored small marshmallows, raisins, dried cranberries, popcorn and gummy candies to name a few. But you can be creative.

This activity is not only great for fine motor skills, visual motor skills, and using two hands together but you can also incorporate some patterning, counting, color identification, and lots of language skills!

You can name your turkeys and make them have conversations with each other. 😊 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Remember to ask your child what they are thankful for tomorrow.

I am thankful for you, my readers.

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