Baby Bins: Thanksgiving

We are taking a little break from our color themes to dive into some Thanksgiving themed fun this week. Check out all of our baby approved ideas!
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Here are the details for each of our Thanksgiving activities:
Thanksgiving Read Aloud:
Aubrey loves all of the books in the "Where is Baby's..." series. So this week's Thanksgiving story was Where is Baby's Turkey by Karen Katz.  She loves all of the flaps to lift, and I love all the Thanksgiving vocabulary it introduces.
Thanksgiving Sensory Bin:
In this bin:
Brown Paper Shreds

Cranberries and Water Play:
In our bin: cranberries, water, slotted spoons, cups and bowls

This cranberry sensory bin is the perfect EASY baby bin activity for a Thanksgiving theme. Aubrey loved scooping, dumping and pouring all morning. Even Madelynn couldn’t resist joining in the sensory fun! 
Turkey Play Dough:
This chocolate frosting dough is the best and super easy to make! Just mix chocolate frosting and powdered sugar until you get the softest smoothest play dough ever. I don’t even measure it, just keep adding sugar until it’s no longer sticky. 

Then I put together this play dough tray for Aubrey to build turkeys with. Here is what I included on our tray: colored feathers, googly eyes, foam beaks and wattles, pipe cleaner legs
Texture Paint Turkey:
For this turkey project we started by painting a paper plate brown.  While that dried we painted each feather different textures by stamping it with different fall materials (pine cones, small branches, and leaf stamps). After all of the pieces dried, we added paper cut outs for the turkey face and attached the feathers behind the paper plate.
Turkey Sticky Window:
For this activity I drew a large turkey body on contact paper, then taped it to a window sticky side out.  Next I gave Aubrey a bin full of colored feathers.  The feathers are easy to remove and reposition, so we this turkey up all weekend.  It made a really great activity for both of my girls to do while I got all of our Christmas decorations out :)

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