Thursday, November 11, 2010

stART ~ My First Thanksgiving


Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!

Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.


This week we read My First Thanksgiving, by Tomie dePaola.  This book simply and clearly explains  the first Thanksgiving as well as  why and how  we celebrate Thanksgiving today.  I thought that is was a great introduction to talking about Thanksgiving with Emily.

To go along with this book we made these cute placemats with our Art Group.  I loved that Emily and Juliette were both able to make one.  I printed the saying “For Our Blessings We Give Thanks” on a piece of paper and then had the girls glue it onto the construction paper.  They used crayons and Thanksgiving Stickers (from the Target Dollar Spot) to decorate it.  I laminated them once they were finished so they would last longer.


Emily’s Placemat


Juliette’s Placemat

(She did all the stickers I added some of the crayon drawing)

We will be able to use these when we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family as we remember all the things that we are thankful for throughout the year.


Unknown said...

Nice placemats. I have this book on our list to read next week. I am glad to hear that Emily could understand Thanksgiving more with this book. Thank you for sharing.

LitLass said...

My boys would love to make placemats for Thanksgiving. I think I'll try to see if that book is at the library.

Susana said...

I'd planned to make placemats and we haven't gotten around to it--definitely for Christmas:-).

Your placemats turned out super cute, as always!!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Nice idea! My husband guards our laminator a bit too zealously :) We read this book a couple of years back - we like this series for toddlers.

Unknown said...

These will be an excellent edition to any Thanksgiving Day Feast! :0)

Jada Rocks said...

We love doing place mats. Our most recent was fall leaves. Thanks for sharing=)

Forest Rose

Anonymous said...

I love the placemats. What a great idea!

Debbie said...

I love the placemats. I know Selena would love this craft!

Michelle Gibson said...

Great idea to make place mats ~ very fitting!

We actually did some arts and craft this week (I was so proud of myself! lol)

Thanks for hosting, Michelle!

Charlene Juliani said...

I love the you laminate them yourself or did you take them somewhere?

Michelle said...

@Charlene ~ I laminated them myself.


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