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Here's a quick, easy and fun little Thanksgiving craftivity with a variety of options to fit different age groups.
After reading several stories about the first Thanksgiving, have a discussion with your students about the kinds of meals that they enjoy for their Thanksgiving feast.
How are they similar? How are they different? Do most of them have a traditional or non traditional Thanksgiving? If they don't celebrate Thanksgiving, does their family have another special dinner at some point in the year?
Students then transition to the writing craftivity. They trace and write the words, add end punctuation and color the pictures; then trim the pages into a circle, collate and staple them to a paper plate.
For that extra pizzazz, I like using small, decorative fall plates from The Dollar Store, which also sells the real looking, plastic silverware for that special 3D effect.
Because they are silver in color, everyone thinks they look truly amazing, and always comment about our cool looking bulletin board display.
I've also included a blank page template for older students to write about their Thanksgiving meal.
Younger children can also exchange the pages that don't apply to them, substituting a few pages of their own.
There's also a generic "My Favorite Dinner" cover, so students who don't celebrate Thanksgiving, can still participate, creating their own pages of a dinner that's a favorite of their family.
For more writing practice and word work, I've included a set of trace & write word cards.
Children can trim, alphabetize and staple together to make an Itty Bitty booklet.
Finally, there are some larger writing prompt pages for older elementary, should you wish to skip the paper plate crafivity portion.
I'm Diane from Teach With Me, hoping that your kiddos enjoy this craftivity as they practice a variety of skills.
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