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Many Children will be traveling and spending time with their family during Thanksgiving. This Holiday provides opportunities to discuss many Topics such as: Healthy Eating, Manners, What it means to be Thankful, Transportation and Family.
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Arts & Crafts
Add Thanksgiving Inspired Cookie Cutters, Stamps, Seasonal Color Paint and Crayons to your Art Space this week.
Children can create their own "Thanksgiving Meal" by Cutting and Gluing paper food to a paper plate. You can have them cut food from Magazines, Store Adds, Create your own templates or use this fabulous free Thanksgiving Dinner printable from Education.Com
Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity talk about what we are thankful for. Create a group "Thanksgiving Tree". Have the children tell you who and what they are Thankful for and write their ideas on leaves to add to the tree. At the end of the week send these leaves home. They will become special memories as the children get older. This fabulous Thanksgiving Tree belongs to Cathy Meekins of Happy Hands Early Learning Academy. You can see how the kids have added to the tree throughout the week.
Get Ready for your Thanksgiving Feast! Add some pretend Thanksgiving Day Food items to your Dramatic Play Space. Pretend You can add a box of Thanksgiving Holiday Decor to your space, include: Thanksgiving tablecloths, cloth napkins, place mats for making the table "Extra" special and Thanksgiving decorations. Allow the children to decorate their space for their Thanksgiving Meal.
Add dress up clothes and luggage to the space as well, Many children may be traveling during this time. Add extra photos of families as well.
This Thanksgiving Dinner Printable is available exclusively in my member download area (Find out how you can join!) Use it to create your own laminated paper food for your Dramatic Play Area, or Print it on felt like I have done here using Avery Transfer Sheets.
I think this knitted Turkey with Stuffing from Camden Rose Knitted Play Foods is so beautiful. It is hand knit from hand spun and hand dyed wool yarn. It comes with Stuffing play food has removable turkey legs!
Many Children will be Traveling and celebrating Thanksgiving with their extended families. Be sure to add family dolls, Play Houses, Cars and Planes to your Construction Space this week. Consider purchasing Thanksgiving themed play sets to this space this week. Many companies such as Lego, and Fisher-Price offer them.
Another option is adding Lincoln Logs to your Construction Space if you will be discussing the Pilgrims with the Children in your care. Check out this "Thanksgiving in the Village" project from This Little Project for some inspiration.
This adorable Thanksgiving Inspired Sensory Bin was Created by Erica Payne of Erica's Educare Learning Center. She used a Potato Flake Base, and added Corn Meal, Brown Rice, and Stuffing in the Buckets.
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This 64-page pack includes 18 Pre-k/K activities. These Turkey and Thanksgiving themed activities are great for center activities, tot trays, or you can turn them into file folder games. They are flexible enough to use with one child or multiple.
This pack includes: Setting the Table practice mat Uppercase & Lowercase Turkey Puzzles Turkey Feather Count & Clip Cards Turkey Color Match Mat & Cards Thanksgiving Patterning Turkey Feather Counting Mats and *feather counters (*not shown) Turkey shape clip cards Turkey Puzzle Turkey 3-part cards Whipped Topping count and roll game Pumpkin Pie Counting Mats with Frames Pumpkin Pie Uppercase & Lowercase Letter Matching Roll-a-Turkey Game Thanksgiving Dinner word wall cards Please pass... Thanksgiving Dinner Game Family fun on Thanksgiving Day sorting activity Activity pages to use with your Arts & Crafts Thanksgiving cutting pages *Also includes cover, graphic credit, TOS, and Directions
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This 56-page digital pack is full of activities relating to decking the hall: Decorating the tree, Christmas Lights, Stockings, and wrapping presents. It includes the following activities:
Ornament Counting Activity Wreath Color Matching Activity Christmas Lights Letter Match Christmas Tree Uppercase & Lowercase Letter Match Puzzles Decorate the Tree counting mats 1-10 with frames Christmas lights Color & Shape sort (2 activities!) Count & Clip Present Cards Counting Presents under the tree game Deck the Halls positional phrases activity Deck the Halls word wall cards Deck the Halls 3-part cards Christmas tree puzzle Stocking Color Clip Cards Advent Calendar Deck the Halls Puzzle activity Holiday bow matching activity Deck the Halls cutting/Pre-Writing practice sheet How to wrap sequencing activity Cover, TOS, Graphics Credit and Instructions