Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Childrens Activity

Picture from the Dr Jean and friends blog

I came across this post today on how to teach children about Thanksgiving while making a bracelet!!  I loved it!!  It made me wish my kids were still little so that we could make this.  If your kids are little this is a great site with awesome ideas!!  You will need twine or pipe cleaners, white, blue, green, black, brown, red, yellow, and orange beads.  I might have to make one of these for myself.  The poem is off of Dr Jean and friends blog  I cruised through this site and was amazed at all the great ideas.

With this bracelet you will know    (Start with a pipe cleaner.)
The first Thanksgiving that was long, long ago.
The Pilgrims set sail from far away
On the Mayflower with tall white sails.   (Insert a white bead.)
They sailed many days across the ocean blue.  (Add a blue bead.)
The seas were rough, but the ship came through.
At last they spotted land so green.  (String on a green bead.)
They were so happy they cheered and screamed.
The first year was so hard and black.  (Now a black bead.)
Many died and wished that they could go back.
But the Native Americans gave them a hand
And helped them survive in the strange new land.
They decided to celebrate in a special way
And that became the first Thanksgiving day.
They prepared a feast with turkeys brown  (Add a brown bead.)
And red cranberries that they had found.   (Time for a red bead.)
Yellow corn that they had learned to grow  (Insert a yellow bead.)
And orange pumpkin pies, don’t you know!   (Last an orange bead.)
But before they ate the turkey and dressing,
They all held hands for a thankful blessing.  (Twist the ends of the
                                                pipe cleaner to make a bracelet.)

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