1-2-3 Come Do a Thanksgiving-Themed Writing Craftivity With Me
All I ever have to do to get my kiddos highly motivated and excited to write, is put a little bit of craftiness into the project.
With that in mind, I designed these "Thankful Wheels”, which do just the trick in getting them happily, right down to business.
Beforehand, gather children around your whiteboard. Brainstorm a list of the things that they are thankful for.
We discuss synonyms like grateful and appreciative as well.
Write these on the board, so that students can refer to the list for correct spelling, as well as choose which ones are appropriate to them.
As a pre-writing activity, children make their list of 6 things that they are thankful for, when they are content with the final draft, they write this on the Pilgrim-topped paper, trim and assemble their wheels, then illustrate and color them.
In keeping with Thanksgiving, there are 4, wheel-top designs to choose from: A Pilgrim boy or girl, or a Native American boy or girl.
Younger kiddos do the simpler 3-piece wheel, where they only have to think of 3 things that they are thankful for.
For more writing practice, have students label their pictures.
So that my kiddos get practice speaking, I always have them share one thing about any of the projects that we do.
This is also an interesting and fun way for them to continue to get to know their classmates.
As always, I've included my completed, full-color samples, so that you can quickly make an example to share, helping to explain what you want your students to do.
Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop to take a look at the “I’m Thankful For . . .” writing prompt wheels & toppers.
Today's featured FREEBIE is a set of Thanksgiving-themed 10 Frames. I hope you find them useful.
Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by. I got up early to post this, so now it’s time to get ready for church.
I’m extremely thankful to God for all of my many blessings. Wishing you a peaceful day.
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings." - William Arthur Ward