When I was teaching fourth grade, my fellow teacher, Kelly, did this awesome Martha Stewart craft with her class as a collaborative project. She had each child bring in nature items and they then used those to construct a nature collage that read "Happy Thanksgiving." I loved it so much I copied it when I taught first grade. I loved the year one of my first grade boys collected the shells of a bunch of different beetles. Creepy but beautiful at the same time.
With the big kids gone at school and the cast limiting us, Zeke's been a bit hard to entertain this fall. So I remembered this project and had him help me make it. Super easy and as long as you can stand copious amounts of Elmer's glue, it's a no fail project.