The Thanksgiving story bracelet project has been sitting around for few years now. I totally fogot about this cute and memorable storytime activity. As I was reorganising my autumn activity box I came across with this well-prepared but overlooked task. I was more than happy to introduced it to the girls before this year’s Thanksgiving.
What you need:
- a printed copy of the story
- 8 coloured beads (white, blue, green, black, brown, red, yellow, orange)
- neutral colour of pipecleaner ( we used white, but elastic fishing line could be good)
How you make it:
I started to read the story and when a colour was mentioned they threaded that colour of bead onto their pipecleaner. (At first we used the elastic fishing line but it didn’t work out for us.)
As the story went on more and more beads got onto the pipecleaner. The kids had to pay attention to the story as the colours represented certain ideas, happenings in the Thanksgiving story.
I didn’t make the girls retell the story, but with older kids you can use the bracelet for reciting the happenings of the first Thanksgiving.
A fun and creative activity that my girls really enjoyed and they also learned a lot about the background of this important US tradition.