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! ;)