Gobble Gobble Crash - Another Turkey Craft

Last week we read another silly turkey book, Gobble Gobble Crash. There's just something ridiculously funny about turkey's. :)

And since we are a little obsessed with handprint crafts (see here & here) I thought it would be fun to turn the boys' hands into turkeys and then "crash" them into barnyard scenes.

Our first step was to build the barnyards.  The boys painted craft sticks white for a fence.

When they were dry I trimmed them down, and also cut out barns & trees.  Then we looked closely at some pictures in the book for inspiration and glued all our pieces in to place. 

both the boys are becoming a lot neater with glue

mini man's gluing still requires sound effects though

Once the glue the was dry we painted our hands and covered the barnyard with turkeys.

After the turkeys dried we tried drawing on some feet and beaks but the color didn't show up too well. 

mini man's 

big buddy's 

Mini Man really enjoyed this craft, he loves getting paint on his hands. :)  After we finished with the barnyard he asked for more paper so he could continue making handprints.

In case I don't make it back before, I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! 

Lots more great kid friendly ideas can also be found at these link parties: Link and LearnMade by Little HandsMontessori MondayHip Homeschool HopPreschool CornerFor the Kids Fridays, and Show and Share Saturday. 


  1. This turned out waaay cute!! What a fun work of art & keepsake! This is waaaay cute!! I also wanted to invite you to come link up at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties
    Beth =-)

  2. I love it - such a cute activity! I think I will want to take a look at this book. Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. this is such an awesome idea for this story!! so fun! We love painting our hands over here so this would be perfect for our group!
    thanks for sharing!

  4. I love that you the farm yard "scene" first and then got painting turkeys :-)

    Thank you for joining Kids Get Crafty!


  5. OOoohh, this looks like SOOOOOO much fun! I just pinned this one. What a great idea!

  6. Your little ones are sooo sweet!!

    I love the barn crashing and turkeys!

    Thank you for sharing on Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land...hope to see you again soon!!

  7. Great book and activity! I was away from the computer more than normal to spend extra time with my family last week, but I've pinned your post to my Kids' Thanksgiving Activities Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-thanksgiving-activities/. I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! :)

  8. I'm writing because I run a sensory site and am looking for great ideas for Thanksgiving. And as any parent, we’re looking for terrific Thanksgiving crafts and ideas for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder and on the Autism Spectrum. Would you add a link to a craft idea or two on our blog? Here's the link to share and get more traffic to your site…



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