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Gobble Gobble. It's time for Turkey week. With all of the fun Turkey inspired Arts & Crafts projects, it's easy to dedicate a whole week to our favorite Fall animal. Click here for some Turkey related Arts & Crafts.
Get your Thanksgiving feast started early. Add some pretend Food Turkey's to your Dramatic Play Space, make your own using the link below. Don't forget the rest of the fixings. You can add some Thanksgiving Holiday Decor to your space, including table cloths or place mats for making the table "Extra" special.
Encourage your kids to make their own Turkey costumes, There are several fun links to "Turkey Headbands" on-line. Use brown paper bags to make vests, and add feathers for some flair.
If you have some LEGO lovers in your group, you can purchase a variety of Thanksgiving Themed collections.
You can also purchase some small vinyl Turkey finger puppets to add to your Construction space, or make your own by adding Turkey Stickers to small wooden blocks.
Bring out the Farm sets, and let the kiddos practice their hand at running a turkey farm.
Arts & Crafts
Brown is the Color of the Week. Dye your playdough brown (a few different shades if possible). Add feathers, and google eyes to the Art Space. If you have littles you can pre-cut some construction paper "feathers". Scour the thrift stores for Turkey and other Thanksgiving cookie cutters. Add a variety of different shades of brown construction paper to the Art Space this week.
For more Turkey activities and projects check out my Turkey Theme page here.
As we are further into Fall it's a great time to look towards nature for ideas in your Daycare. Trees/Leaves is a great theme for young children. It's a great time to take them outdoors to collect leaves on a nature hunt. For a simple math activity you can sort them by size, or color or shape.
All them to dry and use them in a variety of Arts & Crafts activities. For some Arts & Crafts ideas click here.
Use this week to add a "raking center" in your dramatic play space (you can purchase silk leaves at your Dollar Store or local craft store). Add some plastic rakes and a strip of indoor/outdoor carpet for a fun effect.
Add some leaf decor and books about leaves and trees to your space. Pull out leaf/tree puzzles. If you have incorporated a tree into your space-change out your "Summer" leaves into "Fall ones. If you plan on adding a tree to your space, consider adding velcro, so that the children can change out the leaves seasonally.
You can turn silk leaves into "Felt Board" activities, or add them to your Sensory Table for some fall fun.
You can also turn simple Bulletin Board Leaf Cut-outs into a matching game
(if you are unable to procure a variety of leaves in your neighborhood).
Encourage kids to create trees for the construction space. Provide them with a variety of recycled items to turn into small trees. You can purchase or paint your own "tree" blocks for this space as well.
Provide your kiddos with a variety of fall colored play dough this week. Add Tree and Leaf cookie cutters to the art space. You can add Leaf Rubbings and Small twigs and leaves (both real, and paper/silk) to this space as well, and encourage them to incorporate them in their free art.
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