In the spirit of the season, I brought out an old favorite for the cooking class I teach at Montessori. It’s called “PUMPKIN PIE PLAY DOUGH” and it’s awesome! It smells and looks like pumpkin pie, but it’s play dough… I highly suggest making it, it was so much fun! I tripled this recipe to make enough for 12 children to take home. The recipe below is originally from Family Fun Magazine…
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon veg oil
1 cup water
6 drops red food coloring
15 drops of yellow food coloring
Combine dry ingredients in a non-stick pan
Add oil, water, food coloring and whisk until smooth
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it forms a ball
Turn onto counter, let cool slightly, knead until smooth
This is my favorite Thanksgiving craft! I have made it with classrooms full of children and at my own home with just my three little peanuts! This particular photo was a project I made with my Sunday School Kiddos! The basic idea is to have each child write what they are thankful for on a turkey feather and then allow them to decorate it! You then put them together to make a turkey! If you are doing this at home you can have them make more than one feather with more than one thing they are thankful for, you can also make it on a much smaller scale! Post your pictures in the comments section so we can see how blessed we all are!
In an earlier post I mentioned that I used to do a gratitude activity in which the kids would write what they are thankful for on a turkey feather. We then combined our thankfulness feathers to make a gratitude turkey… I did this activity at church this morning and think our turkey turned out pretty cute! You could easily do this with your family or your dinner guests, as well! So easy, so cute, so meaningful!!! Gobble Gobble
My 6 year old invented this craft all on his own… He calls it his “shape turkey”… I kid you not he did every ounce of this one all by himself… The idea was his and he ran with it! I’m thinking the other two might want to make one now too! Here was his plan… He cut out his body, painted it brown… Cut out the shapes for his eyes, beak, feathers, feet, and waddle all on his own… Glued it all together and “tada”! Good job Shaeffer!!!
A couple days ago we went on a fall leaf hunt around the neighborhood… I wanted to make something that was different than the traditional rubbings, trees etc.. so I decided on a turkey… We are in the middle of a move so everything seems to take a little bit longer so I apologize if you Mommyapolis Face Book friends have been waiting for these pics… I’ve also found that I am quickly forgetting about October, so sorry if this is a little early for you! Save your leaves and make these in time for Thanksgiving… You’ll need construction paper in brown, orange and red… Colorful leaves, googley eyes and GLUE! I did the paper parts the boys did everything else!
Here is the process…