Our Thanksgiving Feast in preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on November 28, 2013

in Children's Books, Thanks for Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast

It’s Thanksgiving day and just as many of us are cooking up a big feast to eat at home with our families, my students cooked up their own Thanksgiving feast to serve up for our classroom family…

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We started our day by reading the story “Thanks for Thanksgiving” by Doris Barrette.  This is a book about being thankful for the simple things in our every day lives and of course, it ends with the family enjoying a Thanksgiving Feast together which was what our classroom family was getting ready to do too…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

After reading our story, the children helped me make a list of things they are thankful for…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

There were still some preparations to be made before we were ready to eat together. First, we had to prepare our place settings…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

Around the room the children found a place that they would like to sit. We added their name to a square on the paper place mat and each child decorated their place with stickers and crayons…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

Once they had finished their place mat, then they were ready to set their plates, cups, napkins, and silverware on the table…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

And we still had a few food items to heat up or prepare including our green beans…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

And our dinner rolls…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

And our gravy for the turkey that was cooking in the oven…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

While the last few items of food were heating up, the children went outside to play and then wash hands and then they came back inside to enjoy all of their work and a feast fit for the entire classroom family….

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

The children made their own fruit cornucopias too by filling a waffle cone with fruit and popcorn…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

The children did a wonderful job setting the tables, cooking food, and serving their plates and the best part was getting to sit down together and eat it all up! I am so thankful for these little ones…

Thanksgiving Feast Day by Teach Preschool

I will be off spending the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday with my family.  Mrs. Courtney, Mr. Hayden, and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family too!

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1 Denise November 28, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Awesome! Glad to see that the kids enjoyed a lot on the Thanksgiving party.

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2 Rhythm November 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

That looks like a fabulous feast indeed!! Great job kids! Thanks for sharing your special day.

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3 Marcia Fowler November 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

I really like those books, especially Thanks for Thanksgiving. It’s what I read to the kids in my preschool, too.
Your Thanksgiving activities with the kids are wonderful. I love the idea of the placemats on the tablecloth. Thanks for sharing.

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