Thanksgiving

Shaping up with turkeys in preschool

We made turkeys out of all kinds of shapes in preschool today and they are quite an awesome display!

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Turkey in the playdough at preschool

Simple idea for loads of fun on turkey day in our preschool!

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Working on our Thanksgiving costumes in preschool

We are continuing to prepare costumes for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool…

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Symmetrical line drawing and paint rubbing in pre-k

A fun way to explore symmetrical lines and painting with almost magical results!

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It’s Thanksgiving Day!

We finally wrapped up our big Thanksgiving feast at preschool the other day and it was such a fun day! At our school feast the children and teachers set the tables… Decorated the walls with the many things they had made… Put on their pilgrim hats… Gave their parent guests the hats they prepared for […]

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The turkeys came in disguise to our preschool Thanksgiving feast

These turkeys all came to our Thanksgiving feast in disguise… Thank you to all the teachers and students who created these amazing characters – I sure wish I could find where that pesky turkey went!

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We made turkey wreaths in kindergarten

The kindergarten class made these fun turkey wreaths the other day and I got to pitch in for a bit and help out! They started out with a simple paper plate… Then they traced their own foot on brown construction paper… And cut them out… Next they traced and cut out a waddle, a beak, […]

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We are thankful in preschool

This is a paper dinner we made in preschool this past week… Doesn’t this look yummy? And here are some things our preschoolers are thankful for… For my parents and brother My family My dogs My Christmas Tree, My mom, My Dad, and My brother Mathew My new bike My mom, dad, and sister Grace

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Making centerpieces for our Thanksgiving feast

Our thanksgiving feast is only a few days away and we are almost all ready to go. We have already made our hats, invitations, and menu, and place mats! Today I want to show you some our table centerpieces… This class made little turkeys out of paper cups! And this class made paper cup turkeys too! This […]

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Painting with Indian corn in preschool

The two year olds were enjoying this simple fall painting experience… Paper plates filled with yellow, orange, and green paint were set out… The children rolled the corn cobs in the paint… Then they rolled the painted corn on a piece of paper… The children in this class do a lot of painting. I think […]

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Making place mats for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

As part of our preparation for our thanksgiving feast, we have made all kinds of place mats. Each teacher has selected a different design for their children to make. This class made turkeys by drawing around their foot and cutting it out of brown construction paper. The children glued their paper foot onto their place […]

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Making our menu for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

While we plan for our Thanksgiving feast, we also need to make a menu. The children all suggested ideas for what they think we should have for the meal… Hmmm, this ought to be a fun meal! See our hats and invitations too!

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Making hats for our Thanksgiving feast

The children are preparing their hats for our Thanksgiving feast so they can come to the feast all dressed up! We have our pilgrim hats and bonnets… And for our guests, the children have prepared their own Indian headbands… See the instructions to make similar pilgrim hats made by Naturally Educational. See this post for […]

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Making invitations for our Thanksgiving feast in preschool

The children are preparing for a thanksgiving feast at our school. They started by making these turkey hand print invitations. The parents are invited to come in and join the children for the big day… We used fall colors to paint each child’s hand… The palm of the hand is painted brown and the fingers […]

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We made paper plate turkeys in preschool

Our classes are in full turkey mode and today these children made a simple paper plate turkey. The teacher set out some construction paper squares, half a paper plate, and a construction paper turkey body for the children to put together… Other than saying “Let’s make a turkey today!” the teacher did not give any […]

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We painted with cranberries in preschool

I enjoyed reading the idea of painting with cranberries from Little Wonder Days and shared the idea with some of our teachers. The children started by squishing up a bunch of cranberries we got from the grocery store. Then the cranberries, along with the juice, was set out in bowls with paint brushes. I didn’t […]

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