Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Snack Ideas – Turkey Treats


This adorable cupcake makes for a sweet treat for the Thanksgiving holiday! Start with a vanilla iced cupcake. The cake can be whatever flavor you would like. Next add a circle in chocolate icing to create the body of your Turkey.

Tip! Put the icing container into the microwave for 60 seconds and scoop it into a Ziploc bag. Next, cut the corner of the Ziploc bag to create your very own decorating tool. Simply squeeze the icing into a circle and then fill it in.

Next take 5 candy corns and place them with the point towards the middle on the top side of your chocolate circle. For the head, take a yellow M&M and place it on the top center of the chocolate circle. Add a dot of orange icing on top of the M&M to make a beak and finish off by adding two dots for the eyes with a food marker.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Snack Ideas – Healthy Treats

Turkey dips are a wonderful choice for adding some healthy options to your thanksgiving food selection. The first option is a ranch dip with a colorful variety of delicious bell peppers. The second gives a similar look using apples and a hummus dip. You could also use a caramel dip if you wanted to sweeten things up and put a healthier option on the desert table.


This tangerine turkey is a bright choice that will have your little ones begging for more. Cut a pear in half and create the feathers with an array of orange and apple slices. Use raisins or dark chocolate for the eyes and a peanut for the beak. Cheese makes for the perfect pair of feet. You can use cheese for the beak too for those with peanut allergies.

The final turkey treat includes the sandwich of your choice cut into the shape of a turkey body. Next, add carrots around for the tail feathers, raisins for the eyes, and a cashew for the beak.  Again, cut some cheese to create the legs and feet. You can even give your Turkey some grass to stand on by cutting up some celery.

Try adding a healthy drink to go along with your snacks with PureFUN! 100% Juice!`

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thanksgiving Crafts - Turkey Prints

Here’s another turkey craft to enjoy with your little ones. You will need finger paint in red, yellow and brown. Start by painting the hand red and stamping it three times with the palms meeting at the bottom to give it a “V” shape. Next add two yellow handprints between the three red ones to add some color to the feathers.


Next, paint the bottom of the foot brown and print it on top of the hand prints with the heel at the top and the toes at the bottom. Lastly, you can add on the beak, snood, feet and some wiggle eyes.

Now you have an adorable Turkey for the Holidays. You can even have students do this onto a t-shirt or a tote bag!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thanksgiving Snack Ideas – Turkey Pizzas

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It’s pretty rare to have a student who doesn’t enjoy pizza! This snack idea is all about creativity and can be modified to work around allergies, include favorite foods, be a healthy choice or maybe a not so healthy choice. It is all up to you!

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You could even try giving each of the students a personal sized pizza and letting them decorate their own. The different ideas and ingredients used are always a fun surprise at the end! Plus, it’s a super yummy treat for snack or lunch time.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thanksgiving Crafts - Fingerprint Turkey

This fingerprint turkey is the perfect craft for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday! You will need finger paint in light orange or yellow, orange, red and brown. You will also need a bit of black and white paint as well for the finishing touches.


Lets get started! Begin by dabbing your pointer finger into the light orange or yellow color. Create an arc by printing your finger onto the page about 8-10 times. Next, take the red color and make a smaller arc beneath it using the same technique. Repeat this step once more using the red paint to complete the tail.

If you have gone for the facing forward Turkey, paint your thumb brown and stamp it vertically into the middle to be the body of the turkey. If you have gone for the side view you will want to print your thumb horizontally from the middle and then add a head by printing in brown with your pointer finger vertically.

Don’t forget to add on the finishing touches with eyes, a beak, legs and feet! Now you have an adorable craft for Thanksgiving. Try having your students do this on the front of a blank card. Then have them write to someone they are thankful for and tell them why they are thankful for them.