For the month of November, I decided to make activities about the Fall season and Thanksgiving celebration.

Our first activity for the month is the Thanksgiving sensory bin. We never really celebrate Thanksgiving, but it would be nice for the boys to have an idea of what it is all about.

THANKSGIVING SENSORY BIN

thanksgiving sensory bin

MATERIALS USED:
1 kilo green split peas
1 square wood
Round pieces of wood
Small rectangular wood
BBQ sticks
Straw
White paper
Design paper
Pilgrim and Indian characters printables
Blue felt
Brown felt
Paper straw
Red and yellow foam paper
Scissors
Glue gun and glue sticks
Divided tray


THE BOAT:
I used a square wood piece as a base for the boat and covered it with brown felt. I punched holes on the white paper and inserted the straw in the middle. The tip of the straw was attached to the felt with hot glue.

The Pilgrim characters were printed and attached to the rectangular wood pieces. I used blue felt to represent the sea and added some blue beads and pipe cleaners for extra details.

THE TEEPEE:
I used three BBQ sticks to form the base of the teepee. I tied the tip with an elastic band and covered it with brown yarn. I used a design paper as the teepee’s covering. The template I used is from First Palette.

The Indian characters were also printed and attached to the rectangular wood pieces. I used green split peas to represent the grass or ground.

The bonfire was made from small pieces of BBQ sticks. I cut out a big flame shape from the red foam paper and a small one from the yellow foam paper.

The other wooden pieces were also added for extra details.

Niko and his friends were fascinated by the setup that they can’t stop playing with it.

The play ended up with a little mess, but it’s all worth it. 😀

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