I’m a sucker for bright colors, so when I saw Emily post this on Nerd in the Brain, I just HAD to share it! I think that depending on the color scheme you chose, this could be a Halloween project or a Thanksgiving/Fall project. Hop on over to Emily’s blog to check it out!
Sometimes I don’t get my act together in time to pull off the fabulous crafts that other teachers do. So here’s a collection of easy last-minute Thanksgiving crafts you can do with your class (or any kids):
Paper plate turkey! Click here for directions.
Paper loop turkey! Click here for directions.
But what if you’re tired of doing turkey this and turkey that. I hear you, my friend!
Try these non-turkey crafts:
How about a cute popsicle stick scarecrow? Click here for directions.
I absolutely loved this one! The Mayflower often gets forgotten among Thanksgiving crafts but this hand print Mayflower craft is too cute and too easy NOT to do! Get directions here.
Make a thankful leaf wreath (say that 3 times fast!).
Sorry, no directions available, but here’s where I found the photo.
Have any other ideas that need to be shared? Let me know! Happy Thanksgiving!
Converting percents and decimals is easy as PIE… especially around Thanksgiving! But seriously, practice makes perfect. For me as a young student, this was just something that eventually clicked one day; the more practice, the better. Here’s a page of practice with equivalent percents and decimals with a Thanksgiving theme.
Click here to download the page: Thanksgiving Pie Number Matching – decimal percent 2
Here’s a simple idea that one reader submitted. Cut out a bunch of paper fall leaves (or any seasonal shape, like snowflakes for winter, hearts for Valentine’s Day, etc.) and laminate them. Then attach a magnet to the back.
Then discuss the answers as a class. For younger grades, the answer could be “4+4+4 = 12″ or +3+3+3+3=12″, but for upper grades the answer could also include “4×3=12″ or “3×4=12″.This would make a great warm up for math lessons. Have any great ideas for building number sense? Send them to me at squareheadteachers at gmail dot com. :-)
A friend of mine recently did a recipe writing project with her second graders. (Other teachers do a sequence writing piece about making a sandwich.) She asked me to make a simple printable that they could use to “publish” their writing projects. Here’s what I came up with:
Click here to download: Chef Head Printable
The kids each drew their own face on the printable and then cut it out. Afterwards, they traced and cut out their hands so it would look like the paper chef was holding their writing project. This made for an ADORABLE project!
Still working on matching numerals with word form numbers? Check out this simple page for kindergarten or first grade. Students write the numerals in the pie with the matching word form number. Enjoy!
Click here to download: Thanksgiving Pie Number Matching – younger grades
I was TOTALLY inspired by this picture:
Yes, it’s an adorable paper Thanksgiving craft. But it could be SO MUCH MORE! Imagine doing this with your 5th or 6th graders. You first tell them to make a turkey, using any shapes.
Then after they’re done putting the shapes together (and BEFORE they glue on the turkey’s body), they have to figure out all the math characteristics of their project. Including:
- number of triangles, rectangles, squares, trapezoids, etc.
- Number of vertices, edges, etc.
- acute, obtuse and right angles
- And the list goes on!