Last year I had Thanksgiving plans all ironed out months before the big day, and planned in time to prep, assemble, and distribute Turkey Oreo Packs in Miss P’s preschool class.
This year I’m still in denial that Thanksgiving is even on this page of the calendar. Where did the time go?!?!? I hadn’t really planned to make a classroom craft (heck, I hadn’t really planned for anything yet) but circumstances came together with an open afternoon and an easy craft with materials on-hand. Meet our Snack Pack Turkey Treats:
These were super cheap and easy to put together, fit our school’s requirements (pre-packaged, nut-free), and Miss P had a great time putting them together and playing pudding-puppets the whole time. I didn’t gain inspiration from any particular website, but they are all over Pinterest and Google Images if you’d like to check out some other versions. Here’s what you need:
First, flip the pudding cups upside down and apply the eyes
Next assemble the faces – I used scissors to snip little imperfect triangle beaks, and a small heart punch for the wattles (you could free hand these too). Use double stick tape to layer the beak on top of the wattle, and an extra piece of double stick tape to apply to the pudding cup.
Next comes the feathers. I used a scalloped oval paper punch to quickly make red, orange, and yellow “feathers,” each with a small piece of double stick tape for Miss P to apply to the back of the pudding cup. You could also free hand cut feather shapes, or use strips of paper, or real feathers. The final step was just a gift tag – my hope was to print these on self-stick labels for the easiest application, but I couldn’t find them quickly so we just made strips of paper and slapped them on the bottom with some more of that double-stick tape. Voila! Miss P is THRILLED to be distributing these to her classmates today, and I’m glad I took the time to make it happen. We’re all feeling much more festive now, and it is always nice to show your appreciation to those who really do enrich your life daily. If not in to a whole classroom project, you can even make these just for teachers/postal carriers/community helpers.
Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you & your family have many things to be thankful for. The Whimsy families certainly do!
Don’t forget to play today! ~Heather