"I Am Thankful..." Pumpkin Kids Craft

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Annie over at The Moffatt Girls put together this awesome "I Am Thankful..." pumpkin craft with her girls and we loved the idea as well as the opportunity for your kiddos to take time to count their blessings! She found the craft on Pinterest and it seems simple enough...

Materials

orange and green construction paper

craft scissors

black permanent marker

stapler

"I Am Thankful..." Pumpkin

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Start by creating all of the pumpkin pieces. Cut two leaves and two long thin strips from the green construction paper, then cut eight 1" strips from the orange construction paper.

Have your kiddos use the marker to write something they are thankful for on each of the orange strips. Invite them to start each sentence with, "I am thankful for..." [NOTE: You'll need to leave a 1" space at each end of the strip, otherwise the writing will be covered up when the pumpkin is assembled.]

Finally, have your students write their name and the date on the leaf cutouts.

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To assemble, fan out the orange strips (as the picture shows), stapling them together - first at the top, and then at the bottom.

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Use a pencil to curl the long skinny strips of green construction paper...

...then attach the curled 'stems' and leaf cutouts to the top of the pumpkin.

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Super cute, right!? For this and lots of other great activities and projects, be sure to visit The Moffatt Girls!


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