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Friday, December 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Story Art

This was a really neat idea I found online somewhere.  I can't remember if it was pinterest or a homeschool group but it is the story of Thanksgiving and in the link it showed how to make a bracelet using colored beads as you read along.  We kept the story but instead of a bracelet I turned it into an art lesson.  The boys picked up the color as I read the story and drew their pictures.  The idea was abstract art but Colton just couldn't grasp that so he ended up with a more official picture then Weston;-)
Thanksgiving Story
With this story you will know
The first Thanksgiving that was long, long ago.
The Pilgrims set sail from far away
On the Mayflower with tall white sails.
They sailed many days across the ocean blue.
The seas were rough, but the ship came through.
At last they spotted land so green.
They were so happy they cheered and screamed.
The first year was hard and black.
Many died and wished that they could go back.
But the Native Americans gave them a hand
And helped them survive in the strange new land.
They decided to celebrate in a special way
And that became the first Thanksgiving Day.
They prepared a feast with turkeys brown
And red cranberries that they had found.
Yellow corn that they had learned to grow
And orange pumpkin pies, don’t you know!
But before they ate the turkey and dressing
They all held hands for a thankful blessing.

Weston loved this activity.

Colton did also and at the end we read back over the words to make sure we hadn't missed any colors.

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