Even though it feels like all eyes in the teaching and creative blogging world have turned to Christmas, we still have a few more days to celebrate Thanksgiving!
This gratitude wreath craft is perfect for classrooms, homeschools, and families. In fact, since we are hosting the holiday this year, I am going to have all the children present make this. We can write what we are thankful for, date it, and add to it each November.
- Our Leaf Template
- Colored Cardstock (I find its easier for children to cut than construction paper-plus it looks better!)
- Glue or Hot Glue, or sewing pins
- A Wreath Form*
- I used a pool noodle, duct taped the ends to make a circle, and then I covered the “wreath form” with gold ribbon. I used pins to adhere the leaves. That way this wreath is reusable, and I can just bag the leaves after the holiday is over for next year. I can’t wait to see how my boys handwriting changes!
- You could go old school and use a paper plate. Chinet plates work great because they are hefty.
- A grapevine wreath. If you go this route, use hot glue to adhere the leaves.
- Or forgo the form all together, and just make a garland or a makeshift circle on a bulletin board or wall!
Download the leaves template!
- Cut out as many templates as necessary. You can print them on heavy cardstock and laminate them if you are a classroom teacher. That way, students can work on fine motor tracing and cutting.
- Write statements of gratitude.
Stay tuned for more freebies each Friday!
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