Harvest Food Garland

Harvest Food Garland lesson plan

Harvest celebrations are held in many cultural traditions. Create a colorful fruit and vegetable garland for Sukkot, Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, or any festive occasion!

  • 1.

    Ask students when they celebrate the harvest? Thanksgiving? Kwanzaa? Sukkot? Sukkot is a 7-day Jewish holiday in early fall. The name Sukkot refers to the temporary dwellings (sukkah) that people live in during this time as well as the autumn harvest in Israel. Traditional harvest decorations are often made from paper, such as this food chain.

  • 2.

    Use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to draw fruits, vegetables, and wildflowers. Color your harvest bounty with Crayola Twistables.

  • 3.

    Cut out the harvest symbols with Crayola Scissors. Punch a hole at the top of each piece. Run string or yarn through holes. Put knots between pieces on the chain so they don’t bunch together.


  • LA: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • LA: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding word s.
  • LA: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
  • LA: Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • SS: Compare ways in which people from different cultures think about and deal with their physical environment and social conditions.
  • SS: Explore ways the language, art, music, belief systems, and other cultural elements may facilitate global understanding or lead to misunderstanding.
  • VA: Use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories.
  • VA: Use visual structures of art to communicate ideas.


  • Working in small groups, students research the history of Thanksgiving, Kwansaa and Sukkot. Organize research into an electronic format for sharing with classmates.