We are still enjoying reading and learning with Cranberry Thanksgiving. Today we learned about onomatopoeia. I told them the definition and had them yell out, while I'm reading the book, when we got to the words which make the sound of the object. First one to yell out gets a Hersey kiss! I printed off some free worksheets on onomatopoeia and we listened to Old MacDonald had a farm...lol. Lots of onomatopoeia examples in that wonderful old song. :) We also learned about and looked for repetition through out the book, vocabulary words, similes, had the kids document/draw the progress of their corn, and talked about the elements of a good story. To help with good story making we used some of these fun worksheets. To finish up their Cranberry Thanksgiving for the day the kids made cranberry play dough...super fun!
2 cups white flour
1 cup salt
2 Tbls. cream of tartar
2 Tbls. oil
1 cup cranberry juice (or water)
Mix all together in small pot. Heat until warm. Dump on your table and have kids add food coloring and red glitter, pull out the cookie cutters and rolling pins. And, by golly, don't forget to turn on some good Christmas music.