So I'm here today to share my take on an old old favorite craft for this time of year: the woven Thanksgiving placemat.
Another reason I love this activity is because some of your little ones who are last to finish a writing lesson may find that they are first to get their mat done...and boy, is that a fun feeling for them!
To prep this I fold orange- or whatever color you like- 12x18 inch construction paper in half. Then I use a pencil and ruler to draw these lines:
The lines are all 2 inches apart and the top line is 2 inches from the edge of the paper.
The strips they weave with are 2 inches as well. They will measure 2x12 inches.
And just a tip... I wouldn't try this whole group with little ones. It is hard and they need a bit of help.
Here is how they look at our kindergarten feast:
I purposely have chosen to have the kiddos write their names on the back of the mats and have not left a name line on the title cards below. However if you would like their name on there I suggest using the generic one that doesn't have the year listed and will give you more room for a name.
And here is another fun Thanksgiving freebie from my TpT store.... and HERE is a blog post telling you more about it, too!
And these are also fun in November!
And one more Freebie: