I have had so many people contact me after seeing these pilgrims on my class website that I thought it would be a great project to create a template for them to use. Originally, I got the idea for these cuties from an awesome teacher and just sort of changed them a bit over the years, but had never really made a "template"... I just sort of "ballparked" it when I cut out the pieces each year.
Well, today is the day! I finally created a template for you to use. The craft has an activity page which is the part that the pilgrim is holding, entitled, "I am thankful for_____". I have added additional writing prompts for varying levels of your students. In addition, there is an alternate pilgrim hat which also can work as a hat for your kids to wear with the use of a simple sentence strip! Included are step by step directions on each page. This craft is perfect for any of your Thanksgiving Thematic Units. Hope you love it!!
Note: This is a bit of a labor intensive craft BUT turns out to be a KEEPSAKE that parents will LOVE. Older students can cut out the pieces easily. For younger students, I usually ask for a parent volunteer (or cut them out myself while I watched TV at night)..if you are looking for a super easy craft, with very little prep, consider my Perky Turkey craft specifically for Pre-K and Kindergarten.