The Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet is easy to use to help children understand their feelings of thankfulness for all they have been blessed with. It’s suitable to use while homeschooling or as a school craft or religion class project. Print as many times as you need. Grab the Printable from my Freebie Library !
Printable THANKSGIVNG GRATITUDE BOOKLET
This free printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Booket is a one page PDF. Follow the easy folding directions (provided here in both pictures and words) and you’ll have a cute little booklet with 5 interior pages. The writing/thought prompts help the child to fill each page with words, pictures, or both, that show and tell of their thanks and gratitude. It’s an easy yet meaningful project for this harvest season.
Best of all, we’re giving the Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet Printable away for free!
See exactly how to do it in my step-by-step photo tutorial.
Why not gather your supplies and start? Be sure to give your child a good, sharp, scissors that is age appropriate along with other quality art products so he or she can experience success!
Here’s what the PDF page will look like.
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Materials Needed to make the Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet:
You will need:
- Regular copy machine paper for your home printer, letter size.
- A good, sharp, scissors that is the right size for your child’s hand.
- The Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet printable shown above. (Download Design #018) available in my freebie library—get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
- Your choice of Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils,.
- (Optional) Assorted additional items for decoration such as: Glitter, sequins, plastic gems, stickers, construction paper scraps.
Step 1: Get My Free Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet Printable
Get the free Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet Printable (Download Design #018) from my Freebie Library (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post).
Step 2: Print
After you download the printable PDF, print it on regular printer paper so it folds easily. Card stock will make these too stiff.
Step 3: Color the Turkey Design
Pointed crayons, colored pencils, or markers are ideal for filling in the line drawing of the turkey. This image will show up on the front cover of the booklet. Your child can print his/her name on the line provided above the turkey.
Step 4: Make the Folds
Follow the directions in the photo tutorial shown below to make the folds.
- Place the paper down so you’re looking at the blank side. Match the corners and fold so you have a long rectangle.
- Still looking at the blank side of the paper, match the corners of the short sides and make your second fold. Open it up.
- FLIP THE PAPER OVER so you see the printed information. Then, fold the bottom of one short end to the center. Since you have already folded the paper, the center is a fold and right there for you to find easily.
- Fold the other short end to the center.
- Open up up to see that the paper now makes a “W” sort of shape. The point of the center of the W has a printed grey line. Grab the paper at the grey line with one hand and take your scissors into your other hand so you’re ready for the next simple, cutting step.
Step 5: Make the Cut
Use your scissors and cut along the printed grey line. Stop when the tips of your scissors reach the fold.
After cutting, unfold the booklet. You’ll see the opening you made with the scissors. It will look sort of like the mouth of a puppet or a fish!
Step 6: Push!
I know. It sounds sort of entertaining but, stick with me here. It’s really easy. Put one hand on the left edge of the paper and one hand on the right edge. Slowly bring your hands together to slide the ends of the paper toward the middle. Sort of “close” the paper so the cut is at the TOP. You’ll see it take the form of an “X” or a plus sign.
Of course, I’ve got only one hand showing in the photos because I was using the other hand to push the shutter button on the camera but, use both of your hands.
Put your thumb between the image of the turkey on the right and my logo on the left. Since those are the front and back covers, you can now make the last fold and close it into a little book. When you page through, you’ll see that all the page numbers are in the right order. It’ll now stay in booklet form all on its own.
If you need to tidy it up a bit, you can trim ONLY the bottom edge. If you trim the top, you’ll have to staple the spine to keep it together. Do NOT trim the sides.
Step 7: Complete the Pages
Follow the writing and/or drawing prompts on each page and have the child/student draw or tell of each person, place, thing, event or situation they are thankful for. I’ve varied the words to include greater vocabulary but, of course, they all mean just about the same things.
The format of this little booklet makes it highly appropriate for many ages and grades of children. Little kids will need help and this would be a perfect project for them to do along with their “buddy classroom” that’s an older grade.
Older kids will enjoy the fun, Origami type folding and be well able to complete the booklet on their own.
This little book would make a perfect Thanksgiving Day activity and just about everybody in the family can get involved to help the focus of the day remain on Gratitude.
Get the Printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet Here!
If you want to grab this Thanksgiving printable for free, here’s how! Use the form below to become a subscriber to Craft Fun For Kids. Then, check your email and confirm that you meant to subscribe! Upon confirmation you’ll receive a subscriber only password that will give you instant access to my Freebie Library. There, you’ll find the printable Thanksgiving Gratitude Booklet in easy to print PDF form. Just look for Design #018 and click the oval button and the PDF will pop right up and you can easily print it. Be sure to save it to your computer for later!
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