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Instead of just doing a turkey or Pilgrim theme in November, add some variety with cornucopiasPlenty of Cornucopias is a 37-page packet filled with a nice selection of ideas.

Introduce your lessons by asking if anyone knows what a cornucopia is. I spent some time searching the web for background and enjoyed learning some new trivia, which I put in a 1-page Cornucopia Tidbits page.  To reinforce the new vocabulary word, I've included a trace and write worksheet.

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, shape activities, shape craftsMy Y5's especially enjoyed the lunch bag cornucopias because we sparkled them up with a bit of glitter glue. I pre-folded the bags over and demonstrated how to twist the bottom to turn it into a cornucopia. 

This is wonderful fine motor practice. As you can see by the photograph, these make a lovely bulletin board.

There are two options to choose from.  One is simply a coloring page of the fruit spilling out.  Students color, cut and glue to the inside of their bag. 

To ensure that they used lots of colors, I told my kiddo's that whatever colors they used, we would add those glitter colors. 

It was amazing how this resulted in really great coloring!  I set the glitter-station up as an adult-run center.

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, shape activities, shape craftsFor the other option, run off the fruit patterns on construction paper.  Rough cut.  Students trim and glue to the inside of their cornucopia bag.  I assemble one as a "how to" sample. 

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, shape activities, shape craftsThe Rip & Tear Mosaic cornucopia is also great fine motor practice.  Encourage students to rip the 1/2 inch paper strips into color piles and then rub their glue stick over a certain area and place their "tiles" down.

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, shape activities, shape craftsI show how to press the torn paper around the edges of a food, and then fill in the rest of the area. 

Remind students that they can overlap pieces and that there should be very little white showing through. 

These also make a beautiful bulletin board.  The mosaics really pop on a black background.

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thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, shape activities, shape craftsHow many can they think of?  I've included a list of my own that you can share with your kiddos, after they've completed theirs.

I've also included a matching "Shape Up!" spinner game.

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, shape activities, shape craftsChildren choose a partner and take turns spinning.  Whatever shape they land on, they color that shape on their recording sheet. 

Encourage students to say the names of the colors and shapes as they play the game. 

Students also write down their favorite shape and something in real life that's that shape. i.e. circle-pizza.

cov corn puz3 cornucopia number puzzles, review counting forwards and backwards, as well as skip counting by 10's.  They make a nice independent center or something for "early finishers" to work on.


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Finally, I think your students will enjoy the November word search.  A word search is not only fun, but reinforces new seasonal vocabulary as well as spelling.  thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, thanksgiving games, thanksgiving centers.shape activities, shape crafts

The Roll & Color Cornucopia game is also a fun way to reinforce numbers and colors. 

Click on the link to view/download the Cornucopia Craftivies packet.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you can stop by tomorrow for some wonderful Indian corn-themed activities.

thanksgiving arts and crafts, thanksgiving crafts, cornucopia activities, cornucopia crafts, november bulletin board ideas, thanksgiving bulletin board ideas, november writing prompts, thanksgiving writing prompts, november word find, thanksgiving word find, paper bag cornucopias, thanksgiving games, thanksgiving centers.shape activities, shape craftsMy daughter's expecting a baby girl any day now, so I have much to do today and much to be thankful for.  My feet have definitely hit the floor running!  Wishing you a relaxing afternoon.

"He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part; for the full, the true Thanksgiving, comes from the heart." -J.A. Shedd

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