The Wampanoag native american tribe, was the tribe that helped the pilgrims, when they reached the Eastern shores of the United States.
For this unit study we made a Wikkiup. This is a traditional Wampanoag home. We used some twigs that we gathered, some moss from the dollar store, a fabric that looked a lot like tanned animal hide to me, some hot glue, and some card board.
This was a super easy craft. I let each child pick 10 feathers. Then we used a banded elastic and a hot glue gun, we glued on the feathers and then tied the band on their heads. This was a highlight for them, and they were excited to see how different they each were.
We made traditional Wampanoag jewelry using copper beads, seashells, leather strings, and wooden beads.
I bought most of the craft items from JoAnns and the DollarStore. The kids had a blast. We also talked about traditional Wampanoag food. I provided jerky, popcorn, and dried cranberries for the kids to snack on while we made our crafts.
This was a super helpful site, when I was researching what I wanted to share with the kids and how I wanted to share it http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/history/first-thanksgiving/