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Thanksgiving for little ones! Full of fun and play

By Charles Hopkins Published 10/14/2006 | Social Issues

Tiny toddlers celebrate Thanksgiving in their own special way. For the little ones, Thanksgiving actually begins even before the third Thursday of November. They are in the primetime of happiness. They feel free of worldly tensions and pressures in their lives. The season has no school stress, which is the best part. Just around the corner, in one month, Christmas is waiting, and schools wind up their exam sessions prior to these occasions.

Children and their world of crafts: The Turkey craft

This is not just fun but runs the gamut of innovations. The little ones pour their utmost creativity in designing crafts for Thanksgiving. As parents and teachers, you can guide them with a narrative story of why Thanksgiving Day is celebrated. You never know how the creative minds of these tender ones work in order to make the most interesting things. In every sense, they are an integral part of this occasion.

The kids are most fond of this particular bird and they want to fill the whole world with turkey to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Arrange for some chart paper, a glue stick, colored pencils, jiggle eyes made of plastic and a pair of scissors. Watch how fast your son makes a paper-crafted turkey?

He will place his palm on the paper and outline the tail of the turkey with the palm impression. After that, he will color it and create the body and the head by using paste and colored paper. The final touch will be gluing the wiggle eyes and the turkey is ready. Not just one, any kid, would love to make these turkeys in numbers. They can even be fixed together as strips to hang around your dining space.

Kids outfit on this special day: the leafy t-shirt special for the season

You can avoid something gaudy while making your childs outfit light and weaved in natural tones and colors to be worn on Thanksgiving Day. Your very talented little daughter wants to wear a leafy t-shirt with a pink linen skirt. She even knows how to make the t-shirt leafy and greenish.

Get the best leaves of the season, such as fern and maple, and press them properly to get the correct impression. Dont be shocked. We are not going to put the leaves themselves on the t-shirt. We will fabric the impressions of the original leaves to give a more natural look, instead of painting one. This gives a perfect feel for the stems of the leaves and thin veins, in their original form. Above all, it is not you, but your child, playing the major roll in this designing process. You can help her to make the finer strokes and to place the leaves properly. All the rest can be better done by the little one.

Food and frolic: More chocolates and cakes

This particular day has no limit for chocolate eating. Fruitcakes in the shape of turkey are widely made and gifted to the children. They will be delighted to get this because they like the shape. Of course, taste matters, too. All other special cuisines that have been prepared for everyone are served to the children as well. No distinction is made that kids cannot have this or that.

Thanksgiving Day is not just another day in a childs life. It is a period for mixing up and involvement with others, enabling them to build the essence of fellow feeling. There lies the real essence the shape of Thanksgiving Day for children.