Applications for literature, Thanksgiving, science habitats, Native American studies, listening skills, visual art, and bulletin boards can be made for this art project, based on the illustrations from the book Giving Thanks by Chief Jake Swamp. Step by step directions with pictures and the words to say are supplied for the teacher (for two different sizes 18 x 12 and 12 x 9). Students will practice their listening skills as they cut freehand from pieces of construction paper that have previously been cut into certain size rectangles. Students are given one piece of paper at a time and must listen to the instructions and cut accordingly and glue into place. They do not draw first. I did the larger project with my third graders and loved how the same instructions produced unique but successful art for each student.