“Tied Up” Turkey
Have children bring in old ties from their fathers, grandfathers, or uncles.
Make the shape of a turkey's body from poster board and place it in the middle
of a bulletin board. Pin the ties around the turkey's body in a fan shape to
resemble feathers. Hint: Fold the ties in half when you pin them to the
Sit outside and have
everyone close his eyes. Listen to the sounds for 5 minutes. Discuss.
Materials: You will
need two pony beads and a leather lace for each bracelet.
Step 1: Cut lace 5” longer than measurement around wrist. Trim
lace ends at an angle.
Step 2: Tie a knot in one end of the lace. Thread on 2 pony
Step 3: Thread the other end of the lace through the beads from
the opposite direction. Tie a knot in this lace end. Adjust size of bracelet
by pulling on knotted lace ends.
Let the boys try to go
through an area without making a sound.
Quick Thanksgiving Quilt
Give each child a 9-inch
square piece of poster board that has been divided into a grid of nine
squares. Have the child glue 3-inch squares of fabric, wallpaper or colored
wrapping paper into the squares on their grid. Cut out Thanksgiving symbols
and glue them into the center square. Encourage them to glue their squares
into patterns. Tape all the 9-inch square boards together to form a group
quilt. Display the quilt on the wall at your next Pack meeting.
Have children collect autumn leaves and dry them. (To dry leaves, place them
between two sheets of paper. Put a heavy book on top and let them sit for
several days to remove the moisture.) Children draw a turkey's body on a sheet
of paper, then glue on the leaves for feathers.
l0xl3" Black construction paper
9 X 12' Gray construction paper
Tape, Pencil, Scissors, Glue
How to make it:
Cut an oval of the black construction paper the full size of the
Cut a strip of paper to make a band to put around the boy's head,
tape it. Put that circle (slightly oval) on the paper to trace the inner
circle. Then draw a circle around it. Leave about a 2" brim on 3 sides and
about 4" on the "front'.
Draw the trapezoid, and cut out the gray parts.
Cut out a band and buckle out of gray paper.
Glue the hatband on the hat and then the buckle on top of the band.
Bend the hat piece up and try
on the boy.
You may need to adjust the opening to fit the individual boy's
On the underneath side, apply tape to the two points where the hat
bends. This will reinforce the stress point, and hopefully prevent tearing.
Tips: This hat could probably also be
made out of felt. I would suggest cutting 2 hats out of black, and gluing the
two together to give the hat stability.
Cut 3" circle from poster
board and smooth the edges. Cut dowel 3" long and carve a point. Push dowel
into center of circle and glue. For multi-level tops, cut smaller circles.
felt - body and neck
Dark Blue felt - wings and tail
felt - beak,
Red felt - gobbler
Transfer the pattern to the felt.
Cut the pieces out of the felt.
Glue the wings and tail feathers to the body.
Then glue the beak and feet to the body.
Add the red gobbler to the beak.
Add glider to the wings and tail feathers.
Now hot glue the safety pin, magnet or another body part to the
Glue only the sides, this will make a tie slide.
Materials: String and button with at least 2 holes in
Thread the string though the
holes of the button, tie ends together, holding ends of loops over thumbs.
With button in middle of string, relax and pull tight the string over again
until button starts to spin.
Tin Can Bird
feeder in your backyard or on your porch to attract birds.
Large juice can (with
Bright colored enamel paint and paintbrush
aluminum pie tins
juice can in the color of your choice. When it is dry, punch a hole through
the middle of the bottom of the can, using the hammer
a series of openings around the bottom of the can using the beverage can
opener. This is where the birdseed comes out.
holes in the middle of the two pie tins, using the large nail and hammer.
a knot in the end of the clothesline and run the rope up through one pie tin,
the juice can, and finally the other pie tin. See illustration for details.
with birdseed and hang in your yard or on an open porch.
birds that come to visit.
Great Turkey Dressing
Divide into appropriate
number of groups. Give each group a paper sack filled with the following:
newspaper, 1 pr. pantyhose, 4 sheets tissue paper, 1 roll toilet paper,
scissors and tape. Each team has 10 minutes to select and dress one member of
their team (or a parent) as a turkey.
Goldenrod District, Mid-America Council
Materials: colored craft sticks, short craft
sticks, craft spoon, wiggly eyes, wooden shapes for the turkey’s wattle and
beak, pipe cleaners, red paint, black and yellow construction paper and glue
How To Do It: Glue colored crafts stick around the
wooden spoon to form the turkey’s tail feathers. Cut out a pilgrim hat shape
from black construction paper and glue on a yellow trim and then glue it on to
the top of the craft spoon. Glue on wiggly eyes. Paint a teardrop shaped
wooded piece red and glue it on to the turkey as shown. Glue on a smaller
teardrop shaped piece upside down to form the beak. Glue onto smaller craft
sticks on each side of the turkey’s head and neck to form wings. Shape brown
pipe cleaners to form the turkey’s feet and glue them on to the back of the