Sunday, November 10, 2013


Gobble, Gobble...said the turkey
 

 
 
Create thankful/helping hands to share with others.


Create individual hand print art without creating a product.  Using art supplies; paper, scissors, markers, paint, glue, etc., create thankful hand prints to share in large group and as keepsakes.
 
Supply the materials and allow the children to create their own masterpieces.
 
Suggest the children write on each finger what they are thankful for or whys they can help others. 
 
Have examples on display for children who may need some support or encouragement.
 
Encourage children to share their individual hands during large group.

Thankful Wreath and Tree
 
Create a thankful wreath or tree to share and decorate your classroom or home.
 
Wreath
 
Trace hands of individuals on various textured paper.
 
Decorate hands and write or draw pictures of  what you are thankful for on each hand.
 
Glue hands together to create a circle wreath.
 
 
(example of hand wreath from google images)
 
Tree
 
Trace hand and arm on large paper.  Decorate or paint "tree" arm. 
 
Trace and cut out leaf template on white or colored paper of various textures.
 
Write or draw a picture of what you are thankful for on each leaf and glue/tape leaves to the tree, creating a thankful tree.
 
 
 
 
Activity Extensions
 
Glue arm/hand tree to a empty paper towel tube to create table top center pieces.
 
Create tree using real tree branch. Stand tree branch in vase, pot or empty coffee can with pebbles or dirt.  Decorate can and tape thankful leaves onto branches.
 
 
(example of thankful tree from google images)
 
 
 
Harvest of Thankfulness
 
 
 
Acrostic Poem - Thanksgiving
                    

 
 
 
 
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