These 8 different fall and Thanksgiving themed banners can be integrated into every subject and used for classroom and school-wide display. Once completed, they would even look great hanging in students' homes!
Download the preview for samples of each of the 8 banners included - GRATEFUL, THANKFUL, HAPPY THANKSGIVING, FALL, and I am thankful for . . . (4 versions to differentiate for occupational therapy needs and different age groups). Also included are 6 different images for placement at the beginning, ending, and/or between words. These ink friendly pennants can be printed on white paper for students to then color or printed on colored paper. If you prefer smaller banners, such as for sending home, you could even set your printer to print 2 pages onto 1 (so 4 pennants on each page).
Students can color and decorate the individual flags in a variety of ways:
- Color in the letters and sections of letters in a variety of colors.
- Tie into grammar lessons by writing nouns, adjectives, and verbs about fall/Thanksgiving/etc. in the sections. They could do a mixture of all three, writing nouns in one color, adjectives in another, etc. Another option would be to assign a part of speech to each letter, so, for example, the sections in F would only contain nouns, while the sections in A would contain only adjectives.
- Each letter can be assigned a different number. Students could write a variety of numbers sentences that equal that number inside of each letter.
- All of the I’m thankful for . . . banners have room for students to write about what they are thankful for, as well as draw a picture to accompany their writing.
After students color and cut out each flag, punch a hole on each top corner of the flags. String together with ribbon or string. Now it’s ready to proudly display! It will look great as a bulletin board title, over a door, or hanging on the wall. You could even combine banners, such as I’m thankful for . . . and Happy Thanksgiving for an easy bulletin board!
I hope your students enjoy making and proudly displaying these as much as my students do! :)