“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


And did you ever do this?

While I'm on the subject,
did you ever make Thanksgiving turkey decorations using your hand as on outline?
Oh, I loved this!
4 or 5 years ago, I asked my niece if she'd been taught this,
assuming she had, assuming that this was just one of those things all teachers taught.
Apparently not.
She'd never heard of it, but she loved doing this.
We sat around my mother's kitchen table & drew turkeys to celebrate the season.
jones elementary


  1. I still do it. Sometimes I make naughty bits too(only when my kids are asleep! ;)

  2. OMG! That is HILARIOUS!!! You are so bad!!!!

  3. I used to LOVE doing this, except for the part where I got ink on my hand instead of the paper (it's bound to happen).

    Thanks for the fun reminder!

  4. I never did this. And I don't believe my kids ever did this. Maybe it's a regional thing, but it's a fun thing.

    Your turkey is most festive.

  5. Well...I haven't done it since kindergarten. Maybe I'll have to give it a whirl again...and add some naughty bits while I'm at it. :)

  6. oh yes i did do that with my sisters and my grandma! is that yours or emma's? i like those fluffernutter clouds!

  7. Robin - Actually, this is my mother's!

    :) Debi

  8. Too funny!
    I never got to do this in school...not as far as I can remember anyways, but I do remember lots of other turkey projects in the fall.

    So cute xo

  9. Remember Valentine's Day boxes? How wonderful were THEY?


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