Thanksgiving Story Bracelets
It’s difficult for my students to really connect with the Thanksgiving story, so today we made Thanksgiving Story Bracelets and each bead represented a part of the Thanksgiving story. After making our bracelets, we made mini books about the Thanksgiving story. The bracelets were not only helpful for students retelling the story, but they also provided excellent fine motor practice!
You probably already have most (if not all) of the materials needed for this low prep project. I always purchase a multi-box of pony beads at the beginning of each school year. It has all of the colors you’ll need for the bracelets. You may use twine, yarn, or elastic thread for your bracelets, but I find that pipe cleaners are the easiest for young students to grasp and slide beads down.
You can find this pack of beads at Walmart by clicking HERE.
Completing the Project
We read the mini booklet and students follow along as they add their beads. We don’t take time to color at that time because students color at such different rates and I want those who wish to take their time and color carefully to have ample time to do so! After making the bracelets, I set out baskets of crayons and let students color and assemble their booklets. These make a great story for parents to read with their students so they have an understanding of the bracelet their little one brings home.
Do you think your students would enjoy this low-prep, fun project for Thanksgiving? Grab your FREE Thanksgiving Story Bracelet packet by clicking the image below!