Celebrate the commonwealth of Massachusetts as the Across the USA theme for November. Throughout the month, provide fun activities that relate to The Bay State’s unique state symbols, which can also be used as the basis of activity ideas for the popular holiday of the month – Thanksgiving.
State Flower: Mayflower
Since the Mayflower is the state flower of Massachusetts, provide a flower painting activity for residents using floral pictures. Simply have residents use the kit’s watercolors to paint beautiful floral prints that can be framed and hung throughout your facility. Encourage residents to mix the watercolors to create autumn colors, like a burnt orange or sunflower yellow, so that the flowers fit in with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Continue reading →
Our Craft Stick Wreath Craft Kit can be easily turned into a Fall and Thanksgiving themed activity! This simple wreath is made with regular and jumbo craft sticks that are colored with markers and water to give a blended look. Then simply glue the craft sticks to the included wreath shape. Everything you need to make the wreath is included in the kit.
If you want to get even more creative like we did, add a festive message using jute string, oak tag, and the markers which are included in the kit. We also thought it would be fun to have some of our wood leaves hanging in the center.
Who doesn’t love eating pie for Thanksgiving? Make a festive pie garland to hang up as a decoration for your Thanksgiving events. These Kraft Paper Pennants work great because they are made from heavy paper, the perfect pie shape, pre-punched holes, and the color makes it easier to decorate.
Fold a strip of white or tan paper accordian style to create the crust at the top. Glue the sides to the back of the kraft paper so you don’t block the holes. Then string jute through the kraft paper holes. You can choose which types of pies you’d like to create. Here’s how we made the 4 you see here: Continue reading →
As the last trick-or-treaters retreat to their house to splurge on their loot, we start to look ahead to the next fall holiday, Thanksgiving. Add some creativity to your festivities with these fun fall crafts, decorations and activities without breaking the bank. Check out our favorie Fall and Thanksgiving themed crafts and activities.
1. Looking for a simple centerpiece for your holiday table? Try faux maple leaves in a clear glass vase. You can also use these leaves or our printed leaves to make a fall wreath!
2. Looking for a handmade centerpiece that is also a fun craft activity? This unfinished wooden turkey is ready to be decorated with your holiday message. Or craft one for everyone in your group and use them as place settings.