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People around the world give thanks for their food. Celebrate a harvest of pineapples, pumpkins, or pomegranates-and show a culture's traditions with this festive wreath!
Students find out about harvest stories and traditions in their country. Or find out about harvest celebrations elsewhere. When did these festivals begin? How are they celebrated? Who takes part in them?
Depending on the climate and soil, different fruits and vegetables are celebrated. The dates for harvest festivals vary too. Canada celebrates Thanksgiving in October, while the United States observes Thanksgiving in November. When do other countries hold similar events? What about those in the Southern Hemisphere?
Students choose one country. Find out what fruits and vegetables grow there. Create a wreath as a symbol of the harvest in that country.
With Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, draw a large ring on cardboard or posterboard. This will be the base of the wreath. Cut it out with Crayola Scissors.
Cover the art area with recycled newspaper. Using Crayola Watercolor Paints and paintbrushes, paint several coffee filters in fall leaf colors. On watercolor paper, draw and color harvest fruits and vegetables that are grown in the country you chose. Air dry.
Outline a leaf on each colored filter. Cut out leaves. With a Crayola Glue Stick, attach the leaves on the cardboard ring.
Cut out fruits and vegetables. Glue them onto ring to complete the wreath.
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