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Thanksgiving Garland

First Grade Thanksgiving Activities: Thanksgiving Garland

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Looking for the meaning of Thanksgiving? This year, ask your guests to take a moment to reflect before dinner. They can each write a special note and when you’ve collected all of them, your child can transform them into a garland of thankfulness with nothing but a few craft supplies. This colorful garland can be strung across a fireplace and remind you of your blessings well into the new year.

What you Need:

  • Brown paper bags
  • Orange paper
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • String
  • Pen

What You Do:

  1. Have your child draw and cut out several circles from the brown bags and orange paper. Now punch a hold in each circle, and write a prompt on each circle, such as, “I’m grateful for..,” or ““I’m happy that…”
  2. Place the circles in a bowl and encourage any guests you may have throughout the holiday season to write their own reflections on them.
  3. When you’ve collected enough for a garland, thread the circles onto a length of string.

You can also make the garland ahead of time, and ask guests to write their notes straight onto the hanging decoration.  

Updated on Nov 6, 2013
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