A Fun Thanksgiving Craft

We know that Thanksgiving Dinner can be challenging for a family with a child on the Autism Spectrum and we have some tips on how to navigate the holiday here. But, today, we wanted to share a fun Thanksgiving craft that you can do at home: a toilet-roll turkey!   

Arts and crafts are a great way to improve motor skills, instill self-confidence, offer stress relief and provide an opportunity for self-expression. Following the activity template for this craft will also help your child work on following a schedule.  

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • The Activity Template, free from Hands in Autism Resource Center
  • One empty toilet paper roll
  • Construction paper or a color-printer
  • Googly eyes (paper eyes would work just fine too)
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A Writing Utensil

You can infuse this project with a little extra gratitude by writing or drawing something you or the child you are working with are grateful for on the feathers. A great way to help your child think about things they are grateful for is to speak about what makes them happy.

To learn more about the services provided at Unlocking The Spectrum and how ABA may benefit your child, please visit our website.

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