Where has all the time gone this school year? It is already time for the turkey which also means Christmas is here now. I must admit I LOVE this time of year, but it is so busy. This blog is all about saving you time and money as a teacher. So, here are a few ideas for Thanksgiving Crafts. Follow this post to the end to see the huge giveaway ending November 15th at 12:00 EST so you can get some holiday CASH.
One of my favorite crafts to do each year no matter what grade I teach is Tortilla Tepees! They are super easy to make and the kids love decorating them!
Materials: 1/2 of a round Tortilla for each student, pretzel sticks, markers, toothpicks
Directions: 1. Cut the tortilla in half. 2. Fold it into a cone shape. 3. Cut the pointed end off. 4. Unfold the tortilla. 5. Let the kids use markers to draw a picture on the tortilla. (I like to go review Native American symbols prior to this activity, so they can use some on the tepee.) 6. Place a small amount of blue on the edge of the fold using a toothpick to hold it together. 7. Use 3 or 4 pretzel sticks with glue in the top of the tepee and lay sideways, so it will dry overnight.
Placemats are always nice to send home as a keepsake. Here is a FREE download to make prep easy. Just have kids cut, color and glue!
MORE Thanksgiving Resources:
Native American Headbands, Disguised Turkey Home Project, A Plump and Perky Turkey, The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey, Turkey Trouble Writing, November Writing Prompts, Turkey Opinion Writing, Thanksgiving Play
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