First 5 Friday - What did you give thanks for this week?

Happy First 5 Friday! Here is a great way to start off your weekend as you READ, TALK and PLAY with your little ones!


READ: Start off your weekend as you read "Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks" by Margaret Sutherland. How did you give thanks at Thanksgiving?

TALK: Talk to your little ones about "Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks" by Margaret Sutherland. Use the conversation starters below to start talking!


Suggested questions to get the conversation started for all ages:

  • I am thankful for _________ because ___________.

  • How do your family and friends show they care for you?


Suggested conversation questions about "Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks" by Margaret Sutherland for children ages 0-3:

  • What are you thankful for that makes you feel special?

  • What is your favorite animal that you are thankful for?


Suggested conversation questions about "Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks" by Margaret Sutherland for children ages 4-5:

  • What is your favorite food to eat on Thanksgiving? Why are you thankful for it?

  • What are you thankful for that makes you feel happy?


PLAY: Are you looking for a fun, thankful Thanksgiving craft for you and your little one to complete? Follow the directions below to help your little one make their own Turkey Hat!


Materials Needed:

  • Paper Plate

  • Different Colors of Construction Paper

  • Hole Punch

  • Ribbon or Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Googly Eyes (Optional)

  • Black Marker, Crayon or Colored Pencil

  • Brown Paint

  • Paintbrush

How to Make a Turkey Hat:

  1. Use your scissors to cut your paper plate in half.

  2. Use your brown paint and a paintbrush to paint one half of the cut paper plate on the raised side (bottom) of the plate.

  3. Wait for the brown paint to dry.

  4. While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, cut different shapes out of the different colors of construction paper to make the turkey’s feathers.

  5. Glue your feathers to the curved side of the painted paper plate (the side that wasn’t painted).

  6. Wait for the turkey feathers to dry.

  7. Once the feathers dry, glue googly eyes to the middle of the painted side of the plate. If you don’t have googly eyes, draw two black dots with your black marker, crayon or colored pencil to represent the turkey’s eyes.

  8. Use your scissors to cut a small triangle out of your colored construction paper to represent the turkey’s nose.

  9. Glue the turkey’s nose under its eyes.

  10. Use your hole punch to punch two holes into your paper plate. One on each side of the plate.

  11. Put your ribbon through both holes and help your little one tie their turkey hat to their head.

  12. Make fun memories while wearing a turkey hat!

Please share pictures of the special memories you make with your little one on Facebook and Instagram at @First5Lex!

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