When people think about Thanksgiving it is usually the food that fills your mind. Let’s start by listening to Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Freedman. Listen to the “rules” to getting the most out of Thanksgiving.
Have your child name things that they smell at Thanksgiving and put them into the poem’s blanks. Then cut pictures out of magazines or grocery store ads to create a Thanksgiving plate.
If you have a Mr. Potato Head, this is a great time to use this too… have your child add the attributes that show the different senses as you explore how we use the senses.
Now let’s explore one thing with our sense and write a 5 sense poem of our own! Have your child pick something he/she loves: a food, a location, an experience, a season, a holiday or whatever they choose. Just like at the end of the book above when they describe the pickle with all your senses you will do the same thing! You can either just type out a template OR have your child create a something and add the poem to the picture. I cut out an apple and wrote a poem about apples.