The Mayflower Study and Art Project: Amazon Gift Card GIVEAWAY

November 20, 2014

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Week at a Glance:

  • Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card!
  • The Mayflower Oil Pastel Resist Art
  • Thanksgiving and The Mayflower Recommended Books for Kids
  • Research links

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card!

As we walked into a store last night Miss Engima proclaimed, “What is wrong with these people? Don’t they know it’s Thanksgiving NOT Christmas!” I had to agree with her. I’m one of those old sticks in the mud that doesn’t like the way we commercially skip Thanksgiving and begin our materialistic shopping feast for Christmas in early October. In our home, we are still giving thanks for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us.

Having said all of that, I am a busy Mom and small business owner that works around the clock during December. I like to be organized and slowly make plans for Christmas. Forget all of that last minute rushing stuff. We try not to over do the gift giving with our children; however, as you know, I am a book giver. Through the years, all of my nieces, nephews and friends have been showered with wonderful children’s literature. So looking ahead, I am giving away an Amazon gift card. If you win, you must promise to purchase books for the children in your life. Just joking . . . but it would make me very jolly to know a child will receive an extra special book this year. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll share some favorite gift book ideas.

Now back to Thanksgiving . . .

The Mayflower for Kids

Oil Pastel Resist Art

Supplies:

  • Books about the Pilgrims, The Mayflower and Thanksgiving
  • black construction paper
  • pencils
  • glue
  • oil pastels

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Drawing, Miss Engima, age 8

Step One: Make a Simple Pencil Drawing

 

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Step Two: Outline Pencil Drawing with Glue

  • put the glue on thick
  • let dry

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step direction from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Pencil Drawing, MacGyver, age 10

You can see a bit of difference between a first grade and fifth grade approach to the Mayflower art project. MacGyver likes for his art to be quite factual. As a ten-year-old, he did a bit more research and included more details.

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Oil Pastel, Miss Enigma, age 7

Step Three: Color with Oil Pastels

  • Add color within the black lines created by the dried glue.
  • Try not to color on top of the glue and the black lines create a unique outline look.

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Oil Pastel, MacGyver, age 10

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Oil Pastel Resist Art, Miss Enigma, age 7

The Mayflower Study and Art Project: step by step directions from waddleeahchaac.om

Mayflower Oil Pastel Resist Art, MacGyver, age 10

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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly D November 20, 2014 at 8:35 pm

I am thankful for my 2 kids.

Melissa M November 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

Healthy kids.

Elena November 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm

I am thankful for my family

Silvia Fugate November 21, 2014 at 12:04 am

I am thankful for my husband’s strength this year. We sent a baby to heaven this year and he was there for me when I needed him the most. I am also thankful for each and every day that I get to enjoy everything there is in our world :)

Jeannine November 21, 2014 at 6:39 am

Silvia, I think that is an important message for us all . . . be thankful for each and every day and all of the wonder that is our world!

Tara H November 21, 2014 at 8:36 am

I’m thankful for God’s mercy. Even when I fail, He forgives. I’m thankful for my husband and 5 boys too.

Ashley R. November 21, 2014 at 11:41 am

I am thankful for my family. We are dealing with a death right now, and I am grateful that we have all banded together to get through it.

Cordelia November 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Good food and a huge family!

maryanne @ mama smiles November 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Right this moment I am very thankful that my little sister who is a freshman at Florida State decided not to go to the library the night of the shooting!

Overall, I am grateful for a healthy and loving family.

Carla S November 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I’m thankful to have somewhere to live and food to eat.

Jeannine November 22, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Maryanne, we are thankful for your little sister as well!

tammy cordery November 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I am always so thankful every year at this time but it will be very hard this year because of my father’s passing a month ago. I am thankful for my loving family and friends that will try to be merry.

Becca Alley November 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

I am thankful for heading to see distance relatives

Jaclyn Reynolds November 23, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I’m thankful to have a safe warm home!

kayla sutton November 23, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Faith, family, love, health, my sons my husband my friends and family.

Stasia November 25, 2014 at 10:37 pm

I am thankful for a hard working husband who takes great care of all of us and for 3 healthy children.

Ashfa November 26, 2014 at 4:47 am

I’m thankful for my family!!

Jeannine November 26, 2014 at 8:37 am

Wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving to you and your families. It’s a nice time of year to stop and reflect upon all for which we have to give thanks.

Ashley C November 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I’m thankful that I was offered a job that makes it possible for us to finally buy our own home

Jeannine November 28, 2014 at 6:49 am

Congratulations Ashley! How lovely for your family.

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