Say Thanks with a Thanksgiving craft!

Say Thanks with a Thanksgiving craft!

Thanksgiving is coming and it’s a great time to incorporate gratitude into the curriculum. Teaching children the value of appreciating the good things in life, as well as the people around them, is a great life lesson. Thanksgiving crafts to explore giving thanks in your classroom!

Make a Thankful Journal

The students can create a simple journal with lined paper. Use construction paper for the cover and staple to bind it together. Download and print these Thanksgiving images to color, cut and glue to the front cover. Every day until Thanksgiving, have the students think of one thing they are thankful for and write it in their journal. Encourage them to appreciate something different every day. Before break-time, have the students share their journal entries.

Create a Cornucopia of Thanks

This Thanksgiving craft project makes for a great bulletin board decoration! Use the provided template to create a large cornucopia. Cut out simple shapes representing fruits and vegetables from orange, yellow, and red construction paper. Have the students write something they are thankful for on each shape. Staple the cornucopia to the bulletin board with the fruits and vegetables spilling out of it.

These are just some simple ideas to bring some “Thanks” into your classroom. Use the downloadable templates to bring even more gratitude to your class this holiday!