Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Let's Make a Pilgrim!

Hi everyone!  It's Cheryl Irick from KinderIrick and I'm bringing you my favorite Thanksgiving activity- making pilgrims!

Each year my kids do a Thanksgiving Play for our parents.  We learn all about the Mayflower, the pilgrims that came over, and the Wampanoag Indians that were already living here.  We make pumpkin bread for our parents to feast on after the performance and we churn our own butter to go along with it.  We thank the Indians for giving us the pumpkins for the bread and we learn how hard it was to make your own food by churning the butter.

One of the things that I like to have displayed on the bulletin board in the classroom is this cute little Pilgrim activity.  We make the pilgrims and then write about chores the pilgrims had to do long ago and the chores that we have to do today.  It's great for the kids to compare their live now to those kids living long ago and it covers an important social studies standard.  Parents love to read what the kids write about their chores.

I'm offering this to you for only $1 for the next few days.  It comes with all the patterns to make the pilgrim boys and girls as well as some finger plays and songs to supplement your curriculum.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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