DIY: Thankful Turkey

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I know, I know, it is Halloween eve...  I figure why not get a jump on the most wonderful holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.  My dad has always said that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday.  When I was young I thought that it was because he enjoyed the food.  Now that I am older, I realize that he is a man full of gratitude, and is thankful for the opportunity to recognized what he has.  He is such a great example to me.

I want my children to realize all that they have been given.  I want them to be full of gratitude and have thankful hearts.  This year I am going to strive to make it a point for my three year old, and myself to think of something we are grateful each day in November.

Let me introduce Thankful Tom the Turkey.  His feathers are full of things that we are grateful for here at this Diva house.  I tried to think of things my little boy would be thankful for: legos, his sister, books, the sun etc.  

This is only an example.  

When we actually start this little thankful turkey on Thursday, I will have him decide what pictures to put up.  I want him to be in charge and have ownership over this little Thankful turkey.  By the end of the month I hope that our turkey will have a full set of feathers full of bright and wonderful things that he is thankful for.  I can't wait to see what he comes up with.

Here is how I made him.

Cut out a turkey.  I used felt.  I just eyeballed it.

Hot glue the pieces together.

Hot glue magnets on the back of your turkey.

Such a cute little face...

Cut out card stock "feathers".  There should be enough for each day of the month.

Hot glue a little magnet on the back of each feather.

Each day add a feather with something your child is grateful for.

I will be hanging our Turkey on our garage door in the kitchen (in the inside).  This way whenever we leave the home, or are in the kitchen we will see our Thankful turkey and remember all the things we have been blessed with.

I seriously can't wait to start adding feathers!  

We are thankful, truly thankful for all that we have.

Happy Holidays!


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