I have to admit that this story makes me a little teary-eyed when I read it. This is a true story from Patricia Polacco's childhood growing up with her Russian immigrant grandparents. Tricia's family is the only one that celebrates Hanukkah among her Christian neighbors and when scarlet fever hits their village one winter, Tricia's grandparents teach a lesson of sharing and friendship.
I thought this craft was reminiscent of the charming little wood carvings that Tricia's grandfather makes.
Activity: Tissue Paper Ornament Silhouettes
•cardstock for printing template
•black paper (copy or construction)
•different colors of tissue paper
•any variety of punches
•string for hanging
Step 1: print template on cardstock and cut out
Step 3: punch a hole at the top for hanging and then other holes as desired