Gobble Jar of Thanks
A great way to give thanks and to share what young ones are thankful for.
Let’s Begin  
1. Using felt, foam or paper, cut out two ovals of the same size. Glue the two ovals to the outside of the flower pot or jar. This will be the turkey head. Allow the young ones to be creative with this; there is no "right" or "wrong" way.

2. Using felt, foam or paper in fall colors such as red, yellow, orange, etc., cut out more oval shapes (one of each color) and glue them to the opposite end of the flower pot or jar, on the outside.

3. Glue on wiggly eyes and use leftover felt, foam or paper to create the waddle and beak.

4. After the children are finished creating their turkey pots, have them write down things they are thankful for on the strips of paper and place them into the pot.

5. During circle time, have each child take turns sharing what they are thankful for.


Craft foam
Felt or construction paper
Glass jar
Tacky glue
Wiggly eyes
Sentence strips

Colored Felt, 9" x 12" - 50 Sheets
Decorate your Own Papier Mache Flower Pots - Set of 12
9" x 12" Colorations® Heavyweight Construction Paper
Aleene's® Original Tacky Glue® - 4oz.
Black Regular Wiggly Eyes - Pack of 100
Natural Feathers Classroom Pack
Colorations® Comfort Grip Blunt Tip Scissors
Rainbow Assorted Sentence Strips
Colorations® Best Value Plastic Handle Paint Brushes - Set of 30
BioColor® Paint, 16 oz.
Colorations® #2 Pencils