While we were in between unit is our My Father’s World curriculum, we took a little time to learn about Thanksgiving and make an easy DIY pilgrim hat! Bug and Sis are only 5 and 3, so we took a very simple approach to learning the Thanksgiving story. I read them “Thanksgiving for Kids” on my Kindle by Hannah Gold.
Then we headed downstairs to make our very own pilgrim hats. Now, I didn’t use any templates or anything. The male pilgrim hats are pretty easy to draw out on your own. I took a piece of 12×18 inch black construction paper and drew the outline of the hat.
I then took another piece of construction paper and cut two strips across that would be the same width as the bottom band of the hat.
I stapled those two strips together and then measured around my son’s head.
When I got the strips to fit his head, I stapled them to form a band and cut off the excess strips.
My son cut out the pilgrim hat.
I cut out a white band that would fit in the space above the band.
I then cut out a little buckle from yellow construction paper.
My son glued the white band and yellow buckle to his hat.
We stapled the band in place so it would fit on his head, and voila, easy DIY Pilgrim’s hat.
This is my daughter modelling her hat.
Afterwards, I pulled out a preschool pack and let the kids do some sheets. I’m not big on doing a lot of worksheets, but I do sometimes let the kids do seasonal packs just for practice.
We finished up our lesson by watching, The Mayflower’s Voyage with Charlie Brown on Netflix.
Don’t forget to check out my color by number turkey!
How do you teach your kids about Thanksgiving?