Turkey Pretzels

In 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving , Dav Pilkey turns the classic into a funny Thanksgiving story about a class field trip to a turkey farm.  When the kids discover what's about to happen to the birds, they smuggle them home.  At the end, turkeys are enjoying Thanksgiving dinners of veggies, toast, and jelly at the children's homes, where they are very thankful to not be on the table.  This is the same author as The Captain Underpants Series so there's lots of humor, including a farmer named "Mack Nugget".  This is one that's fun for the adults too.

To go with our story, I made the kids some turkey pretzels.  I did this during nap time, but little ones could easily help.  I started by drawing a turkey on a white paper cup and added some google eyes and construction paper feet.
Then I dipped some pretzel rods in Wilton's candy melts for the feathers.

Elaina loved it and Drew took one bite and spit it out.  Can't win them all, I guess. :)

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12 comments:

  1. So cute! I would have loved this idea when I used to teach preschool. Thanks for linking up to junkintheirtrunk.blogspot.com today.

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  2. Oooh yummy! And fun :-)

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  3. That is so cute and clever! I am visiting from Kids Get Crafty and I am stumbling this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  4. I love this idea! What a cute turkey!

    I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

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  5. That is tooooo adorable! {and so is the book!} I love how you used the dipped pretzels as his feathers; what a clever idea! Boy am I thrilled that you shared this cutie at Shine On Fridays!!

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  6. These are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for sharing these!

    Would you mind sharing these with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

    http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/11/introducing-fun-stuff-fridays.html

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  7. This is waaaay cute! Love the turkey cup & the pretzel sticks look delicious & so festive! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow meback, if you want to. I wanted to invite you to link up at my linky party TGIF - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - Beth =-)

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  8. Such a cute idea!! Thank you for sharing at Crafty Moms Share!!

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  9. Love! Love! Love! Thanks for sharing and inspiring at Shine on Friday!! I'm going to have to find that book.

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