Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Littles Learning Link Up: November 17, 2015 Thankful Turkey Placemats

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children.
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

A couple of weeks ago we made Thankful Turkey Placemats in our homeschool co-op preschool class. I had remembered that the children had made something similar a while back when we still went to Story Time. I have seen lots of different versions of Thanksgiving Placemats and I thought it would be fun for the children to make one on our last day of co-op for the fall session. This is my take, meshing together different ideas I have seen. I loved the idea of adding a Bible verse.

Thankful Turkey Placemats

I traced each child's hand on brown paper and cut out two for each child.

Then they glued their hands on a piece of construction paper. They used markers to decorate their turkeys. They were to color the fingers as tail feathers, and then add an eye, beak, wattle, wing, and legs.

They were also able to decorate the placemat background. Then I added the Bible verse, Psalm 7:17, adding their name in the beginning. 
______________"will give thanks to the Lord." Psalm 7:17

They were laminated by using clear contact paper on the back and front.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 31 wonderful posts linked up! 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is: 

Kim from The Resourceful Mama shared Santa Says Game for Christmas Parties {Free Printable}.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

1- Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Thanksgiving Decorations to Make With Your Little Turkey.
2- Katie from A Little Pinch of Perfect shared Painted Paper Plate Turkey Craft.
3. Nicole from Mama of Many Blessings shared Light Table Activity.

Don't miss this giveaway!

I recently reviewed 3 of the books in the Ladybug Girl children's book series by David Soman and Jacky Davis.  We received the entire set and just love them.  I was allowed to offer a giveaway for 3 of the books (including the newly released Super Fun Edition of the original Ladybug Girl book). Don't miss your chance to enter for your chance to win. Giveaway ends November 22nd and is open to US residents only. 

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.



  1. I love these placemats and will definitely be making them with Gv later in the week! Thanks so much for featuring my Thanksgiving decorations post and have a super week!

  2. I love your thankful turkey place mats. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  4. Yes...I loved that you added a bible verse. I can see your kiddos memorizing this precious bible verse every time they eat. What a great way to have children place important scriptures in their hearts. They will be able to apply this bible verse and when days are not going so well for them... They can say.. Lord I will give you praise....

  5. I love those placemats! Thanks for sharing at #LearningKid linkup.


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