# Thanksgiving Math Craft: Concentric Circles Cornucopia

Are you crafty around Thanksgiving time?

Use some printable veggies or display it by itself. Either way, this is a great Thanksgiving math craft!

### Supplies

• 4 pieces of construction paper in 4 different colors (I used orange, yellow, brown and off-white)
• Black crayon or marker
• Glue
• Compass
• Scissors

### Step 1: Make your circles

You’ll need about 20 circles. Use a compass to draw them on 3 pieces of construction paper then cut them out.

Start with one about 5 inches in diameter (that’s 2.5 radius – don’t forget to say that out loud) and decrease the radius on the compass a little each time. Rotate through your 3 colors so you’ll have a nice pattern.

For little kids, have the circles pre-drawn or pre-cut, depending on the age and skill.

### Step 2: Stack your circles

Make them into a fun concentric circle stack. This helps with the next step. But it also gives you a chance to see how much a small decrease of the compass changed the size of the circles.

### Step 3: Arrange your circles

Lay out the circles from front to back to see how you want your cornucopia. Scootch them around to see what looks best.

### Step 3: Glue

Once you get them cut and arranged, break out the glue. Glue from back to front.

I picked up a small stack at a time to glue.

I drew the spiral things on it with a black crayon. You could also add glitter – what doesn’t look better with glitter?!

### Step 5: Discuss and enjoy!

Your students will all have their own version: different numbers of circles, different sizes of circles and different embellishments.

Talk about each of these differences and how it changed the look of each cornucopia.

### Step 6: Share…

Post and link your pictures in the comments, tweet them out or share them on Pinterest. And if you know someone who would enjoy this, pick up the phone and call them!

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### 2 Responses to Thanksgiving Math Craft: Concentric Circles Cornucopia

• Bon says:

Thanks for the invite, Cindy – I did it!

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