Children create themselves using various materials to say what they are grateful for– a perfect activity for Thanksgiving! Materials Large construction paper or bristol board (18 inches X 12 inches/ 45.7 cm X 30.5 cm) Multicultural construction paper Printer Basket printout thanksgiving_basket Tag printout thanksgiving_tags Scissors Craft glue Various materials to make yourself (fabric, beads, felt, foam, buttons, jewels, beads, ribbon etc.) Craft knife/ cutting mat (to be used by an adult) Directions Make yourself out of various materials that you may have. As always, it is a good idea to lay out the pieces of your idea before gluing them together to make sure everything works/fits together. With craft glue, attach yourself to a large piece of construction paper or bristol board. Trace your arms and hands onto construction paper. Cut them out and glue them under your outfit where your shoulders would be. Print your basket onto cardstock, cut it out. Have an adult cut the rim of the basket (as shown in the photo) with a craft knife and a cutting mat. Cut things out to represent what you are thankful for and tuck them into your basket. If you like, add the provided tags to indicate what they are. Attach your basket to your created self and glue your hands onto the front so it appears that you are holding onto it. Make a fold at your elbow so they look like your arms are bending forward. Hang “yourself” up and share all that you are grateful for! Purpose To show appreciation Using various materials Opportunities for writing (making labels) Safety Notes Use scissors with adult supervision. If you use materials that could be choking hazards such as beads, buttons etc., be sure to keep them out the reach of young (0-3 year old) children. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.