Read: Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
How do you think Omu felt about sharing her thick red stew?
Can you think of a time when you shared with someone who didn’t have something?
How did the visitors thank Omu?
You will need:
Construction paper or card stock
Paper scraps in various colors and patterns
To make the card:
Fold a sheet of construction paper or card stock in half. If using an envelope, measure and trim your paper ahead of time so that it will fit inside the envelope when folded.
Choose your background. You can choose the plain card paper as your background or choose a colored or patterned paper. If using another paper, cut it to fit the front of your card. Glue in place.
Cut out block letters for THANK YOU out of contrasting paper. If it helps, draw the letters lightly with pencil first. Glue the letters onto your card, spelling out THANK YOU. Add an exclamation point if you’d like. You can also add the recipient’s name.
Make your own patterned paper by coloring or painting on cardstock or construction paper. Be sure to let it dry before you begin your collage.
Make a more complex design by creating a collage image in addition to THANK YOU message.
Other ideas for things to do after reading Thank You, Omu!:
This holiday season is a time for giving. With the help of a parent, cook a stew or bake cookies or muffins to share with neighbors and tell them how you appreciate them.