This is a great literacy activity that incorporates being thankful, being creative, and rhyming all in one. I use this EVERY year and always look forward to what my students come up with!
Using their own name and something that describes them, students use the same poetry form to express something they are thankful for.
Said Mia Thomas
Who has brown hair
I am thankful for
People who share.
Included in this download are the directions for how to do this activity, several examples from previous students, and 8 leaf patterns (the same leaf, just with different options) that can be used for students to write their final copy on. Final copies can be hung up in the classroom or in the hallway. Students love reading their classmates' poems.