Looking for a fun activity to do in the children’s outdoor play area to celebrate Thanksgiving? Try making a Thanksgiving table centerpiece with objects found outdoors in a natural playscape. Fill a basket with the natural items or purchase a Styrofoam wreath from your local craft store and glue the items to the wreath.
Here are some ideas for the centerpiece’s natural decorations:
- Colorful fall leaves
- Acorns (Add some art fun by dipping the acorns in paint before adding them to the centerpiece.)
- Branches/Twigs (Add some color to the sticks with paint or by wrapping yarn around them.)
- Gourds (Ask the children what they are thankful for and write their answers on the sides of the gourds.)
- Indian Corn/Maize
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
From The Adventurous Child Family, To Yours
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