Kindergarten’s painted paper turkeys. We read the book ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving as well and they loved it. I loved it too since it was a tale of daring animal rescue. 😉 It has several art references in the illustrations and a great quote from Van Gogh: “…what is done in love is done well.”
Inspired by Jason Mraz and his thoughts on gratitude…
For the Thanksgiving season, my second graders discussed miniatures and how important detail can be in a work of art. They created miniature cornucopia collages and they turned out so vibrant and cute and I love them. With our crazy schedule in November, I have one Kindergarten class that is finished with one lesson and if I had started the next lesson with them this week, they would get even farther ahead of the other classes. So I decided to do a Thanksgiving Painted Paper Turkey. It’s a one-class deal and they turned out so great! Check out the results along with the colorful and thoughtful board they were hung on. : )
A cool new DIY border I saw on Pinterest! Just take a long strip of bulletin board paper and cut into long 3-4″ wide strips. Accordion fold and scrunch then carefully pull apart and re-scrunch as you’re stapling around the boarder. It looked much better than I thought it would and it was way easy!!