STREAM Activity: Thankfulness Print Card
Create a Thanksgiving card for someone you are thankful for!
Activity best for children ages 2 and up
This season is about giving thanks and although we should show thanks to the people we love every day, this is a great season to show your thanks in a different and special way. It’s always nice to say “thank you” to anyone who helps us and especially the people we love, but what if you could make them something special for them to keep? Today, we’re going to get creative and make our very our Thankfulness Print Card! The coolest thing about the card we are about to make is that you can use things from around your home to decorate your card which makes it more you and more special! For today, we will be using Legos to make our super cool prints, but you can also choose a different toy you’d like to use!
Card stock or paper (for card)
Colored paper or tissues
Paint (acrylic or tempera is recommended)
Lego pieces (or toy of choice)
Who is someone in your life you’d like to thank? What colors do they like?
What are other ways you can thank your loved ones?
How have other people thanked you? Did you feel special?
Lay a piece of cardstock or paper horizontally and fold it in half.
Cut out pieces of shapes on colored paper or tissues. You can stick them on before you start your prints, or you can do it after.
Prepare paint colors of your choice and the Lego pieces (or toy of your choice to make prints).
Dip your Lego piece into the paint and print it onto the card or tissue. Continue to stamp and decorate until you’re happy with your card.
Let the card dry. Once it’s dry, you can take one of your coloring materials and write a special message. Don’t forget to write who it’s for!
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Thankful by Elaine Vickers
Real World Connections
We say “thank you” every day, whether it’s to your family, your teacher, or community helpers you see around your town. It’s always good to be mindful of the kindness around us so we can make sure to give proper thanks, even with just a “thank you”.