Do you host a big gathering at your house? Anytime we bring those little cubes out, the excitement level in the room ratchets up several notches. By Shari Carter Grades PreK—K, 1—2, 3—5 If you have young children you are planning to read to during the days that lead up to Thanksgiving, these books are perfect for you!
What will you say to your followers in no more than characters not words! The illustrations are rich and colorful, the competition is exciting, and there is a very interesting twist when they turkeys decide how to treat a cheating friend.
If you could go back in time to that historic event, what would you bring to share with your new friends? Use this Thanksgiving Word Bank if you need help thinking of strong, descriptive words. Teacher Tip: Ask a parent volunteer to cut out the shapes with a die-cutter beforehand. We always begin our directed drawing lesson with pencils, sketching lightly in case students want to erase.
Leaf Pile Adventure After Thanksgiving dinner, you and your cousin decide to explore the neighborhood.The plot is simple: the people of Squawk Valley want a turkey to eat for Thanksgiving, but the clever and tricky turkey foils the plan. Activity: Directed Drawing Directed drawing is a quick and easy way to teach basic elements of art. What will you say to your followers in no more than characters not words! Teacher Tip: Use watercolor paper instead of construction paper — it is thicker and holds up a lot better. Teacher Tip: Ask a parent volunteer to cut out the shapes with a die-cutter beforehand. Just before we built our turkeys, I gave my students a quick mini-lesson on symmetry. We made simple turkeys with round bodies and used watercolors to paint them. If you could go back in time to that historic event, what would you bring to share with your new friends?
For added fun, have them read their stories after Thanksgiving dinner!