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Pool Noodle Turkeys


Wait! Don't throw away those summer pool noodles yet! Chop them up and turn them into colourful turkeys for Thanksgiving! ;)


But actually.


Do the chop and create thing.


Here's how....


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • pool noodles

  • knife

  • feathers

  • pipecleaners

  • googly eyes

  • craft foam

  • scissors

  • hot glue gun & sticks

HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Slice a pool noodle to create turkey bodies. I used an "adult" knife to get a clean cut :)

  2. Set out feathers that will easily poke into the top of the pool noodle. Artists can make their turkey as feather-y as they desire!

  3. Use pipecleaners to create turkey legs. We cut one in half to create two legs and then twisted around smaller segments to create the turkey toes ;) These easily poke into the bottom of the pool noodle.

  4. Glue googly eyes on the face.

  5. Cut out a beak and "gobble, gobble" (as we say in my house!) from craft foam. Hot glue these pieces in place.

  6. Optional: Add little name tags (we used old paper bags and toothpicks!) to create place settings for Thanksgiving dinner!

ACTIVITY EXTENSIONS:

  • Accessorize your turkey! Nory decided some of ours needed glasses!

  • Write a story about your turkey!

  • Create other pool noodle sculptures with leftover pieces.

CONNECTION STARTERS:

  • What is something you are grateful for?

  • Who are you looking forward to seeing this holiday?

  • What's your favourite food at Thanksgiving?

  • Reflect on summer memories, inspired by the pool noodle ;)

THINGS TO CELEBRATE & ENCOURAGE:

  • securing feathers and pipecleaners into pool noodle

  • making creative decisions independently

  • safe use of scissors

  • practicing safety near hot glue gun

Wishing you a colourful Thanksgiving - starting with this very decor!


Happy connecting!


Lindsay

XOXO

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