I try to talk to my kids about the real reasons we celebrate holidays. With that in mind, I checked out two Thanksgiving books from the library:
The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene and This Is the Feast by Diane Z. Shore
These are remarkably similar rhyming books that tell the story of the first Thanksgiving in a way that children can understand. The Very First Thanksgiving Day is a little shorter and more simply told, and is great for younger readers. This Is the Feast is also good for younger readers, but is also suitable for older kids. It focuses more on the importance of corn for the pilgrims' survival so we spent more time with this book. I liked these so much I plan to buy at least one for our home library.
For our project, we did a simpler and faster version of the napkin rings we made last year:
This time we each painted a sheet of bubble wrap in a different color - red, yellow, and orange.
We rolled paper towel tubes over each sheet bubble wrap to make prints.
When they dried, I put some tissue paper in the end until we use them for napkin rings.
My husband thought they looked like firecrackers, but what does he know? But if you agree, maybe you'll like another of our Thanksgiving crafts better:
10 Fat Turkeys Puppet
Festive Corn Cupcakes
Word Family Turkeys
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