Blanchester FFA members went to Continental Manor in Blanchester Wednesday to make some awesome Thanksgiving wreaths. Nursing home resident Ruby said “I’m already ready to hang it in my room!”
FFA members taught 20 nursing home residents about turkeys as the residents learned how to separate males from females, the names for males and female turkeys, and their name based on age.
After relating some really fun facts, the members explained to the residents how to do the wreaths. In the middle of the wreath was a printed-out turkey.
They first had to color that big guy. Next they were given sponges and red/orange paint to paint the circular part of the wreath, then they were given red, orange and yellow tissue paper to continue to style the outside of the wreath.
They really enjoyed making several layers of feather on the turkeys using the tissue paper. Lastly, they put big ol’ googly eyes on the turkey!
The residents loved this project, and enjoyed painting and styling their turkey so much. Not only did the residents enjoy it, but so did the members.
We would like to thank Continental Manor for allowing us to come, and we can’t wait until December to do another fun agricultural-based craft!