What's Thanksgiving without food? I wanted to use that theme in a mosaic/collage way, so I brought out the trusty dried pasta and beans. I ended up buying a bunch of different bags of pasta and beans, so that the kids would have a variety of shapes and colors to work with.
To keep to the theme, I had a few samples of holiday images like turkeys, pilgrims and cornucopias for the kids to draw inspiration from. For the 1-2 graders, I predrew some pilgrims on their cardboard, so the whole time was not spent drawing. The fun part is gluing the pasta!
Once the kids got a a drawing on their cardboard, they could start gluing. The turkeys ended up looking great with the multicolored/shaped pasta like spirals and bow-ties. The Pilgrims really benefied from black beans and rice along with the lacey pastas and wagon-wheels.