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Thursday, November 11, 2010

"I am Thankful" Cornucopia Craft

The holiday season is my favorite time with my kids. It's a special time in our home where I really try to focus on the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas. We love to do crafts, projects, and bake!

A few days ago we made this tissue paper craft I found HERE.

The Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty, is a traditional symbol of abundance. The horn shaped basket was traditionally filled with fruits and grains from the harvest, and it makes it's way to Thanksgiving tradition as a symbol of gratitude.  I thought this was a perfect project for my little one, and a perfect way to celebrate our "harvest" of blessings.

You will need:
This pattern from Lakeshore Teacher's Corner
(I love this site! It has a ton of free resources for teachers!)
tissue paper bits in red, green, yellow, and orange
glue
scissors
q-tips
paper plate
one sheet of construction paper(I used red)
and this sentence strip

Once I printed out the template (be sure to choose landscape) I labeled the sections with a crayon. I should have written the words out, as we are learning our color sight words, but that was an afterthought.

Then we squeezed glue onto  a paper plate and used the q-tip to spread it around. I found this worked best because you don't want a heavy layer of glue. The tissue paper will get all yucky if you use too much.

After that, we pasted the correct colors on the template.



We printed the "I am thankful for" sentence strips, and glued both the pattern and strip onto the piece of construction paper. Writing the sentence strips gave us the perfect chance to talk about everything God has blessed us with. I love what my son is thankful for. If you can't read it, it says: Bats(????), stuffed animals, God, Family, friends, and games. Sweet!

What are doing this season to teach your children about Thanksgiving?

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
Psalm 136



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2 Comments:

At November 11, 2010 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Eastlyn and co. said...

Very nice craft idea, Adrienne. I love that you take advantage of the holiday season to focus on thanksgiving and the true meaning of Christmas with your little ones.

 
At November 12, 2010 at 2:47 PM , Blogger Mama Hen said...

Very cute Adrienne! I love doing holiday crafts!

Mama Hen

 

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