“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” -William Arthur Ward
This year, I taught my younger students a combined autumn and thanksgiving craft which consists of a free drawing, paper scarecrow and colourful turkey.
As the class settles in, I usually ask my students to do a free drawing, which can be anything that they feel like creating in the moment. This project is great because I can incorporate their drawing along with the main class activity. It also allows students to work at their own pace and add layers to their work.
To simplify materials, I gave each student pre-cut rectangular pieces of construction paper (yellow, orange, brown, black and one other colour of their choice). They could then modify and cut out shapes for their scarecrow.
– Construction Paper (various colours)
– Tissue Paper
– Black Marker
– White Paper
– Pencil Crayons/Markers
Here are some cool examples, including one from a student who absolutely loves mustaches!