Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gobble Gobble Headbands

My school hosts a wonderful Thanksgiving Luncheon for students and families each year, and the meal is always followed by recess.

With four classes of kindergartners on the field, playground, and blacktop, it can be difficult to keep track of my Super Stars, unless...

They're wearing turkey crowns!

Here's what you'll need for each headband:

(1) 2 X 18 strip of brown construction paper
(1 each) 2 X 4 rectangles  for the red, beige, and orange feathers
(1) 1 X 4 rectangle in dark brown for the turkey's headband
(1) 4 inch diameter brown circle for the turkey's face
(1) small orange triangle for the beak
black marker to draw the eyes
1 X 1 inch squares in black, yellow, and red for the pattern

Several Stars decided that AB and ABC patterns were "too easy," so they decided to create ABB and AAB patterns across the long brown strip.

The orange beak and eyes were added to the brown circle, and then students glued on the turkey's headband and feathers.  Then the turkey's face was glued near(ish) the middle of the headband.

After fitting each headband onto its owner's head, my Stars insisted that I wear mine as well.

Ta da!  Er, ~gobble gobble~!

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Vicky4:27 PM

    Thank you for your cute idea!

  2. Did these fit your students' heads? It seems too small....

    1. Hi Kasey- my students made their patterns on the 2 X 18 inch strip, added the face, and then I stapled a five or six inch long piece to the end of the patterned strip as an extender. Students held their headbands on while I adjusted them for size, and then stapled or taped.

      Hope this helps!


    2. Anonymous9:00 PM

      Where did you find the 2 by 18

    3. I used the 18 inch wide paper and cut it into two inch strips. Hope this helps!


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