It's fun to do.
It's a great tool for teaching your kids to count their blessings.
Normal kids, of course.
The Starnes kids took it to another level this year and tried to out-do each other. Lainey glued on the first feather while Jack was furiously coloring and writing his own. It turned into a competition, feelings were hurt and one started crying.
Which made me think - this isn't unlike the Thanksgiving holiday itself.
Turkey, tears and grievances.
If one of them had a drink in his hand, it would be all the more realistic.
I knew my kids were brilliant.
Start with the basic turkey shape (2 circles, a beak, legs and don't forget the gobbler)....and add a feather every day for what each child is thankful for. I bet you'll be surprised what your kiddos come up with!
We start this every year at the beginning of November and then by Thanksgiving, you have a turkey filled with all your blessings. Enjoy!