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Thanksgiving Table Settings

Second Grade Thanksgiving Activities: Thanksgiving Table Settings

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Make your Thanksgiving guests feel extra special with a festive table setting. Inspired by the crispy, crunchy leaves of fall, this fanciful project is simple, easy and completely affordable -- now there's something to be thankful for!

What You Need:

  • Leaf
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Red washable marker
  • Orange washable marker
  • Brown washable marker
  • Pencil

What You Do:

  1. Have your child fold the yellow sheet of construction paper in half.
  2. Next, have him fold the folded sheet in half again.
  3. Show him how to crease the folds.
  4. Have your child unfold the yellow sheet. Make sure he notices the visible lines his folding created.
  5. Let him use scissors to carefully cut the yellow paper along the folds.
  6. Place the leaf on one of the yellow sheets.
  7. Show your child how to place hand (not his dominant one) on the leaf to keep it steady.
  8. Have him use his other hand to trace the leaf with a pencil.
  9. Remove the leaf once he's done tracing and set it aside for the next table setting.
  10. Then let him take a red, brown or orange washable marker draw lines shooting outward from the penciled outline.
  11. Have your child use this method to make colored leaves on the other three squares of construction paper. Make sure he uses the different markers to create a rainbow of fall colors.
  12. Using the color marker that matches the color of the leaf on each square, neatly write each family member's name on a place marker.
  13. Have your child set each place marker at the kid’s table before the feast starts.  
Updated on Nov 2, 2012
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