Cut out a turkey shape on white heavy card stock. For the other kids, I just let them use heavy paper plates with a glued on beak. The only rules are: no paper, no crayons, no markers and no pen. Recipe for a big mess really.
Sophie chose black beans, confetti, feathers, popsicle sticks (used - gross, I know), pipe cleaners, pom poms, felt, puffy paint and flax seeds. She also used A LOT of glue. It took two days to dry. I sent it off with her to school this morning wondering just how many flax seeds were going to fall off when her teacher tries to hang it on the wall.
"Gratitude is a Spirit‑filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the smallest things, which gladden our hearts with their messages of God's love. This grateful awareness heightens our sensitivity to divine direction. When we communicate gratitude, we can be filled with the Spirit and connected to those around us and the Lord. Gratitude inspires happiness and carries divine influence.", "Gratitude: A Path to Happiness," Ensign, May 2007,