I'm fairly certain you'll have everything you need in your home, so no need to rush out to the store for this activity. You can even do it on Thanksgiving!
You'll need, per turkey:
- toilet paper roll
- construction paper: 1 brown, 1 yellow, other colors
- black marker
Create a tracer of a feather; trace and cut feathers out of many colors of construction paper (plan for 4 or 5 per turkey). Also, fold brown construction paper in half (length-wise) and cut. You'll need 1 half-sheet brown paper per turkey. Finally, cut out small, yellow squares, about 1/2 -1 inch.
Place glue on the construction paper and roll the paper around toilet paper roll.
Have child draw eyes. Fold small square yellow paper into triangle shape and glue one side onto roll as a beak.
Ask child to think about the things he is most thankful for and write them on each feather. Glue bottoms of feather onto roll to form turkey.
See step-by-step images of this activity as it was done, yesterday, by Julie's family at Just Precious.