Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Thankful Primary Turkey


Hello Everyone!

Thanksgiving is next week in the U.S.A. and I thought it would be fun to do an activity that gets everyone ready for the holiday.   There are two ideas for using the turkey.  You could do one or the other...or combine and do a mix of both.  You could also split and use one idea for Jr. primary and one for Sr. Primary

Preparation:

1 Turkey Body (you can make this out of card stock like I did, poster board, construction paper....etc.  My turkey is 16.25 inches long by about 9.75 inches at the widest point on the belly.  I made it large so everyone could easily see it.  I would recommend laminating the feathers and body so it will be more durable, but it's not required.

6 Feathers (19.5 inches long by 7 inches wide)

1 Marker

1 blindfold

A List of songs and page numbers for your pianist

Presentation:

First variation:

Hide the turkey feathers around the primary room before the kids get there.  Explain that your friend Tom, the thankful turkey, has come to the primary room today to sing with us.  Unfortunately, the wind has blown Tom's feathers all over the primary room, but we can help him get them back.  Ask a child to go and find one and bring it to the front.  Ask the child what is one thing they are thankful for.  Help them or have them write it on the feather.  Share it with the primary.  Sing the song on the back of the feather in a fun way...such as fast/slow, loud/soft, boys/girls, etc....

Second Variation:

After the child writes what he is thankful for, put a blindfold on him and have him try and pin the feather on Tom while the kids sing the song.  Have the children sing softer when the child is closer to placing it the correct way.

Have a great week!

-The Crazy Chorister