Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pre-K Week 15 & 16: Thanksgiving

For Thanksgiving, we focused on the story of the first Thanksgiving during week 14, and more modern Thanksgiving traditions for our short week (week 15). Most of these activities are from old files.

On Monday and Tuesday, we talked about Pilgrims.
We made Pilgrim Hats.

We also made Penguin Hat Name Plates.

On Wednesday we focused on the Mayflower, and made these adorable Paper Bag Mayflowers from Parents.com.
On the inside, I put strips of paper saying what the kids were thankful for.

On Thursday and Friday we talked about Native Americans, how they wore feathers in their hair, lived in tepees, and helped the pilgrims find food like corn and vegetables.

We made these Paper Bag Vests from 'A Kid's Multicultural Art Book' (p17).

And these feather headbands.

The next Monday and Tuesday, we talked about Thanksgiving dinner, spending time with family, and turkeys.

We made these cornucopias by making a cone out of brown construction paper (cut a large brown circle into quarters), decorating it, and filling it with treats (popcorn).

We also made handprint turkeys and a turkey table setting.
We read A Turkey for Thanksgiving and 10 Fat Turkeys, and also played pin the hat on the turkey.

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