Weave a Paper Thanksgiving Placemat
Many first grade classrooms will include curriculum on the meaning of the Thanksgiving, and of giving thanks at the table. This is part of a core social studies goal of helping your child become familiar with the community where she lives, and with the rhythm of the year. At the same time, the early part of the year will extend early kindergarten work in creating patterns as a pathway to math, and in doing hands-on tasks as a pathway to writing. Here's an activity that encourages all three kinds of learning … and can also make a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table.
What You Need:
- Large (12x18”) construction paper in fall colors
- Clear contact paper or a laminator