I planned to spend the day before Thanksgiving with my 5-year-old granddaughter making a Thanksgiving Turkey craft. When she arrived that morning she immediately asked about the crafts and I realized I had forgotten to go to the craft store. Well, this certainly was going to stretch our creativity.
After looking through boxes of decorations, she decided that a straw pumpkin and some Easter eggs would be perfect to make a turkey. Honestly, I had my doubts, but back we went to the kitchen to make a turkey!
Good News: Well, she did it. Her basic idea was to make the pumpkin the turkey body and to somehow use the colorful eggs for the feathers. Adding some paper plates, glue and some color, our turkey “Lila” was created.
Bad News: On the way home in the car, “Lila” the turkey got squashed and needed to be repaired. She was devastated.
Good News: Miss M brought the broken “Lila” back to our house and we glued her back together again. Miss M asked me to bring “Lila” to Thanksgiving dinner, so she wouldn’t get squashed again in her car. Great faith in GG!
Bad News: On the way out the door to Thanksgiving dinner, I left “Lila” on the kitchen table. Once again Miss M was devastated. Uggh! So much for trusting me.
So, after all that work, “Lila the Turkey” never made it to Thanksgiving.
Good News: Wanting everyone to meet “Lila”, Miss M decided to add some Christmas decorations to her. An additional plus to her plan was that since Christmas was at my house, we were pretty sure Lila would make it to the holiday table.
Good News: While others were singing about a “Partridge in a Pear Tree”; at our house we were singing about a “Turkey on our Christmas table”!
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