Thanksgiving Headbands and Necklaces
In preparation for our parent feast day we made Indian headbands and necklaces strung with noodles. Then surprise..... we're ready for our feast!
We printed turkeys on a white bed sheet to use as a tablecloth for the feast day. First, we rolled a background using a corn cob dipped in yellow paint. Turkeys were made by painting our students hands as seen below and pressing the hand print on the sheet. This is a good sensory activity as well as great fun!
Construction Paper Turkeys
All parts of these turkeys were pre cut. This activity worked on direction following skills as the children assembled their fine feathered fellow!
2004 Bulletin Board Turkeys
Thanksgiving Dinner Plate Art
This is a close-up view of the artwork seen on the bulletin board page. For this activity we discussed the names of our children's favorite Thanksgiving foods as we looked through food magazines. The children cut out the food they wanted for their plates. The boarders were made with real carrots and celery dipped in paints like a stamp.
Fruit and Veggie Painting
Our budding artists drew the pictures
below using a model. Children talked about the shape and color before
trying to paint. We were amazed at how well the children did on this
The blueberries on the plate below were made from torn paper and the peas are green circles made with a hole punch.
2002 Apple Tree Mural Art
Below you can view a close-up picture of an apple tree from the mural listed on the Bulletin Board page. The trunk of the tree was made by painting the children's elbow, arm and hand brown and using them as a stamp. The leaves were done with sponges and we used real apples as stamps on the tree.
In 2002 we ended our Foods unit with a trip to Chuck E. Cheese Pizza. Before the trip we talked about all the different foods that you can find on a pizza. Some of the children's favorite toppings were cut out from paper and glued to the giant wall pizza below.
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