I was lucky enough to spend some time in my son's first grade class yesterday to do a fun Thanksgiving craft with them. For this activity you need a sturdy paper plate, ink pad/paint, markers, paper for feathers and decorative squares, and glue.
Each child used an ink pad to stamp their handprint on the plate. Next, they wrote something they were thankful for on each of the four feathers. They cut the feathers out and glued them onto the fingers on their handprint. They used markers to add details to their handprint turkeys (eyes, beak, wattle, feet). And last, they glued the small squares of paper around the edge of their plate as a decoration.
The kids worked really hard on these and they all turned out really well. Here is a picture of my son's thankful handprint turkey (see the extra details on his turkey - don't ask, when you have your own 6 year old son, you'll understand).