November 14, 2016
Thanksgiving is next week, so if you’re looking to incorporate Thanksgiving crafts and lessons into your daily plans, give these a try:
Show An Attitude of Gratitude
Tap into the true meaning of Thanksgiving and help your students recognize what they’re grateful for, by writing a poem about it! For younger kids, assign one letter of the alphabet to each student and ask them to list all the things that they are grateful for that start with their letter. For older students, ask them to write a gratitude poem featuring a different letter in each line of the poem. Collect students’ work, photocopy, and create a Gratitude Book for them to take home to share with their friends and family on the holiday.
For this activity, split students into groups and provide them with a list of different facts and statements pertaining to Thanksgiving. Then, set aside a designated amount of time for teams to work together and decide whether the statements are true or false. Once time is up, go over the correct answers, and see if students can figure out the truth behind those statements that are false!
Wax Painting Secret Messages
Students will have the pleasure of finding out what a classmate is thankful for with this project they can later make into great Thanksgiving cards. Give each of your students some white poster board or card paper, and a white wax crayon. Have your students carefully write something they are thankful for with the white crayon –then have each student pass their paper to another classmate. They can use some diluted poster paint and a paintbrush and brush the paint over the paper, revealing their classmate’s secret message!
As you prepare your classroom for the holidays, don’t forget to take a look at your classroom’s furniture and equipment! If you notice that your furniture seems run down and outdated, contact Nickerson Corporation for help! In addition to supplying classrooms with new furniture, we are also available to perform routine maintenance and inspections to your existing furniture to make sure it is safe and up to date. To schedule an appointment for service during your school’s holiday break, please give us a call at (631) 666-0200 today!