3 Awesome Thanksgiving Projects for Your Classroom
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and, when you are teaching a group of children, it's a great opportunity to come up with unique crafts and projects for them to do. From hands-on tasks like growing things to simple crafts involving paper and glue, there are tons of diverse ways that you can engage your class.Activity tables for kids should always be places of fun and learning, so make sure to choose projects that they will enjoy and be proud of! Also, don't just stick to paper opt for crafts that call for lots of different materials and textures. Here are some of our favorite projects at School Outlet for kids this Thanksgiving.
Grow Indian Corn
- A few ears of Indian corn
- Shallow tubs of water to lay them in
- Scissors for cutting the grass
- Burlap squares or rectangles
- Yarn in a variety of colors (fall hues will go well with your theme and the natural burlap color)
- Large plastic needles
There are many different versions of this project, but our favorite uses a pine cone for the turkey body. This emulates the texture of feathers in a really cool way, and also creates a great dcor item that parents can proudly display during the holiday for years to come. What you use for the tail feathers is up to you, and can range from paper or feathers to colored pipe cleaners or Popsicle sticks. Another creative option is to use colorful leaves from outside. This saves you money as the teacher and also adds visual interest to the finished product.
What you'll need:
- Pine cones
- Leaves (or other choice material) for tail feathers
- Self-adhesive googly eye stickers
- Orange or yellow paper for beaks