Thanksgiving Puppets

I had my 4th graders tell me what type of Thanksgiving craft they wanted to make before our class feast.  The consensus was: Thanksgiving Puppets!  I immediately started searching Pinterest for Pilgrim and Native American puppets.  I stumbled upon the website Spoonful and these adorable puppets with templates for free.  I combined their two examples and let the kids get creative with the paper and templates.

You can see our while village we made!  When the kids finished their puppets, they were allowed to make other little details for their puppets.

My favorite detail was the teepee and the fire! (I don't know why his puppets have sad faces) ;)

After we made our Thanksgiving craft, we had a traditional Thanksgiving feast as a class.  The parents made a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, apple pie....  I need to figure out how to make this a monthly thing! ;)  


  1. The puppets are darling. Thanks for showing us the class final product. Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Granny Goes to School

  2. Love those cute puppets! How fun for your students to make these!
    Conversations in Literacy

  3. Super cute Michelle - I bet your 'big' kids enjoyed making them so're such a great teacher. They are blessed to have you!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  4. Those are adorable, Michelle!! We usually don't have a feast at school, but I'm thinking that we might start having one next year!! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

    Lessons with Laughter

  5. You don't mess around with your feast... all the food! Wow! We cut some corners so the "feast" is more of a snack... but it is still one of my favorite days. Let me know if you figure out how to make it monthly :)

    Crayons and Whimsy