1-2-3 Come Make a Thanksgiving Placemat With Me
Because I get into designing frenzies and have so much to share, sometimes my blog posts get a bit too long, (Mr. husband calls this my "hurricane mode". ) Today I'm endeavoring to try and keep things simple, and since I only got one thing completed yesterday, being brief will be easy.
My husband and I were eating out the other night and we noticed some really well-behaved children, busily working away on the activity placemat that quite a few restaurants hand out.
I think this is a wonderful "super-duper-shutter-upper" and a great way to keep children occupied, with something educational until their food arrives.
Since my brain never shuts down, when it comes to thinking up new things to make, I wondered what kind of placemat I could dream up, and right away thought one for Thanksgiving would be especially appropriate.
Our kindergartners always had a mock Thanksgiving feast on the floor in the cafeteria. (I did a Thanksgiving "tasting" feast with my Y5's.) Click on my link if you'd like to see how easy and educationally fun, a tasting feast is for your kiddos.
We made Pilgrim hats and Native American paper bag vests the week before, so some children chose to attend the feast as Indians, the others Pilgrims.
If you do something similar, making a placemat on that special day would be a fun activity. Since the last day before any vacation seems to be a high-energy day, this would also be something you could easily plug in for a little quiet time, before dismissal.
However you use it, I hope it's enjoyable. So that you have an answer key, I've included one that I filled in with my grandson's handprint.
If you happen to think of any more words using the letters in November, I would enjoy hearing from you. firstname.lastname@example.org I putzed for around 15 minutes and 51 is all that I could come up with.
Click on the link to view/download the Thanksgiving Placemat.
Thanks for visiting. The snow plows woke me up, so I have plenty of time to fritter away crafting this morning. Wishing you a fun-filled day.
"Even though we can't have everything we want, we can be thankful that we don't get everything we sometimes deserve." -Unknown