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Let’s Make This Thanksgiving Special

Like everything in 2020, COVID-19 will change the way most of us spend Thanksgiving. But that doesn't mean you can't make it an unforgettable holiday. The following are activities that can spread Thanksgiving fun and warmth throughout the family.



Top 10 Grateful Hits
While the Thanksgiving meal might be foremost on everyone's mind, we also need to remember the good things in your lives. Have everyone create a list of their Top Grateful Hits for 2020 to share at dinner.

Turkey Tail Feather Game
Put a Thanksgiving twist on the traditional pin the tail on the donkey game. Just draw a turkey sans tail feathers and a bunch of colorful feathers. Then see who can pin the most feathers on the turkey. Plus, you can engage the kids in creating the turkey and feathers.
 
Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
Here's another spin on a typical game of tic tac toe to fit the holiday. Draw out a tic tac toe board in the shape of a pumpkin and use small pumpkin decorations as the pieces. You could make a tournament out of it with the winner getting a special prize – such as that last piece of pumpkin pie!
 
If you want to have art part of your day, consider these different crafts to make the official Thanksgiving mascot – Tom Turkey.

Paper Bag Turkey 
A simple brown lunch bag can make a great turkey. Using the bag as the body, add homemade or real feathers for Tom's plumage. Then you can draw on or cut out the eyes and beak to complete the turkey. 

Leaf Turkey 
With colorful leaves gathered from your yard or a nearby park, you can combine outdoor activity with crafting a unique turkey. Cut the body out of art paper and apply the leaves as the feathers. Depending on the leaves' type and size, see if you can construct the whole turkey out of leaves!

Turkey Puppet 
With either old gloves or inexpensive gloves you buy, your crafters create their unique turkey glove puppet. All you need are glue, paint, construction paper, or store-bought decorations to make the glove turkeys and put on a Thanksgiving puppet show.

Turkey Handprint 
We can't forget the most famous craft turkey – using your handprint as the turkey. Whether your kids trace their handprints on colored paper or dip their hands in washable paint to make the print, this is an excellent activity for all ages. With enough participants, you can have a whole family of turkeys!
 
Heaven's Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. Please contact us at heavenselect.com.

Heaven’s Elect Christian Learning Center and Daycare is a Non-denominational Christian childcare center fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Our Midland daycare center has been serving the community since 2000. The daycare center is open for your convenience: Monday – Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. When at all possible, we are open during Midland Public School snow days.


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