Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Tale of Thanskgiving

As I mentioned in a post from a few days ago, being Australian, I had no idea what/who Thanksgiving was. When I found out, I LOVED it right away and got to work finding out as much as I could about this time of celebration. At the time I was teaching a 1st/2nd grade class and came across a book the Mrs. Flannigan at Little Giraffes had done with her class.










Channing and I read "The story of Thanksgiving" by Nacy J. Skarmeas. It's a cute little books that simply tells the story........we loved it! We have a lot of books in this series and they are all good.






Here is our version of the Thanksgiving Story. I made it with my class each year until I stopped teaching. It's such a cute keepsake! I was so excited to make it with Channing this year. Here are the pages.








Channing loved making it and I'm sure we'll be reading it many times over the next few weeks. I have a ton of pics of him actually "making" each page but my post would be super long, so I decided not to add them.

I am linking this project to StArt ,ABCand 123 ,Kids get crafty and Best toys for toddlers.

23 comments:

Holly said...

Michelle! I wanted to make a book like this with my kiddos. I sketched out a few ideas, but this is perfect! Thanks!

phasejumper said...

This is perfect!! Thank you so much! I had some crafts planned, but now I can tie them all together with this!

Liberty said...

This is amazing! Exactly what I had in mind, you have done all the wonderful ideas already! Thank you so much for sharing. I am excited to do this with my daughter :)

Liberty said...

This is perfect! I am so glad I came upon this. Thank You for sharing! I cannot wait to do this with my daugther.

Granola said...

What fun! I love that this is out of the ordinary! Thank you!

Discovering Montessori said...

Fantastic! Love the drawings. Thank you for the awesome printables and for sharing.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Thanks for sharing this - it's terrific!

LitLass said...

My 4-year-old can't wait to do this. Thanks!

By the way, the book I did is from Australia.

RedTedArt said...

What fab fab Thanks Giving crafts! They are so good!

Maggy
Kids Get Crafty link up party

maggy, red ted art said...

PS Thank you for linking up! Much appreciated ;-)

Michelle said...

THanks for letting me know about it, Maggy - I'm pretty new to blogging so hadn't found your site yet - I'm glad I did.....it's fantastic!

Michelle Willow said...

We're having Thanksgiving themed linky this week. Stop by and add your posts: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/2010/11/fun-with-toddlers-linky-party.html

Raising a Happy Child said...

How super cool! I am downloading your book now, and I have to see if my daughter is interested in making her own Thanksgiving book. Thanks for sharing an idea!

Christin said...

Such a cute booklet, thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Thank you for adding your post into our weekly linky! This week's linky theme is everything about child's favorite cartoon character so come by and add your posts if you have some with this topic: http://best-toys-for-toddler.blogspot.com/

PS: Your post is featured in this week's linky post. :)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. Please add my e-mail address to get your blog. Thank you. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this idea and the pages!! We have been working on making several of the pages in preK. The students love doing them and I know their parents will enjoy the completed book. I don't think we'll get all of them done - next year we'll start earlier.

Sue Hills

Michelle said...

Hi Sue,
I'm glad your class is enjoying the book.....I did it over about a week with my class and then with my own little guy it took even longer :-) We're going to start on our Christmas one soon too.

Granola said...

We really had a fun time together doing these books! Thank you for sharing. I posted pictures on my blog and linked to you. We're looking forward to using some of your Christmas printables next. Thanks!
http://mngranola.blogspot.com/2010/12/thanksgiving-2010.html

Tam said...

thanks! I love it and we will be definitely making it this year :)

Emily @ playtalklearn said...

Thanks so much for sharing this idea. I'll link to it in a post about integrating speech therapy and thanksgiving - this activity will be wonderful for story telling, oral narrative and sequencing skills.
Cheers
Emily
PS - I'm from Australia too!

Kim@The Educators' Spin On It said...

This is such a cute way to teach the story of Thanksgiving! Thanks for posting it. I'm linking it to our pinterst board of Fun Fall Activities. http://pinterest.com/educatorsspinon/fall-projects-to-make-and-do/

rachael said...

http://rachaeljk.blogspot.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-book.html
Thank-you fro neat idea, I have linked your blog.