We aren't doing any "real" school this week. Instead we are wrapping up our Thanksgiving book reading and crafts, and beginning our Christmas crafts.
Today we read the books: Thanksgiving Mice, Let's Celebrate Thanksgiving and our printables from Apples 4 the Teacher. After reading, Hanna and Joe each made a Mayflower ship. I got both of their ideas from Kids' Soup. (I still LOVE this site!)
Joe's was really simple. I did the cutting for him and he glued everything down, and then drew some windows on his ship, designs on the sail and a flower. He takes the name Mayflower literally--too cute.
For Joe's I cut out a sail, a flag and a ship from construction paper. He glued them all together on blue construction paper to make his finished Mayflower.
Hanna made a more complex Mayflower ship. She used: an empty (small) milk carton, a brown paper lunch sack, craft sticks, construction paper and hot glue. You could use any type glue—Hanna prefers hot glue when she crafts most of the time.
What she did was cover the milk carton with the brown lunch sack. She glued together 2 craft sticks, cut slots in the top of the carton and slid them in. Next, she cut sails and flags out of construction paper and attached these to the craft sticks. She finished it off by drawing windows on the ship.
They both did a great job. We've enjoyed reading about the Pilgrims journey to America and the First Thanksgiving. We look forward to having our own Thanksgiving dinner later this week!