"As We Gather - Songs of Thanksgiving" Penmanship with Hymns and Paintings

Grade Levels
3rd - 9th, Homeschool
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77 pages
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This multilevel penmanship book with its gorgeous paintings by 18 master artists portraying the harvest, majestic scenery, and children delighting in God’s creation, is a delightful way for kids to practice their handwriting while focusing on Thanksgiving.

We created this book as a way to draw the family together during Thanksgiving week and throughout the month of November. Why not combine Thanksgiving celebration, music, art appreciation, Bible, and handwriting practice with singing, crafts, coloring pages, new recipes, table decorating ideas, and more? (The coloring pages will keep your kids’ hands busy while you fix Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention looking through this beautiful full-color picture-filled book.)

For each of 10 Thanksgiving songs, we provide each verse of each hymn in manuscript print and cursive for kids to copy on the same page or on the 6 decorated lined pages, in 6 line sizes, at the back of the book. Each hymn includes the author and composer or source of the music. Each of the paintings includes notes about the artist and a brief discussion of art concepts related to that painting. Bonus photos of planting and harvest on our own one-acre orchard and gardens demonstrate making the land fruitful by vigorous work, which gives us abundant reason to be thankful.

You are allowed to print out the pages for all family members in your same household year after year. We suggest putting the finished pages in a hymn notebook and using it to sing the Thanksgiving songs, either just as a family or with guests. Let this book be a jump off point to instill in your children a love for singing and a special place in your family schedule for singing hymns every year during Thanksgiving week.

Usable pages: 72

The professional handwriting font set used in our penmanship books is used by public schools across the U.S. This book is reproducible for all students living in the same home as the book’s owner.

Total Pages
77 pages
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