Students create a Native American Vest from a t-shirt using the instructions in the packet. They paint a few symbols on it from the assignment handout. When they wear their vests to school each child has a chance to share about their vest and the symbols they chose.
The packet includes:
a parent letter
a sample page to show parents what is expected
a page of Native American symbols
Each year my students have a "Thanksgiving Feast" at school. Parents send in items for the feast. We roll out a long piece of butcher paper for a pretend table in the floor where we can all sit.
Students wear their cute Native American vests to the feast.
We even make our own butter to spread on bread.
They love it!