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, and turkey toes... Then glued it all to their paper plate... Then it was time to add the colorful feather [...]

By | November 24th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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 are each a different color for the turkey feathers... After the hand is painted, then the child makes a print [...]

By | November 17th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , , |4 Comments

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 additional instructions. Most of the children started by gluing their turkey bodies on the paper plate first... Then the children [...]

By | November 16th, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Make a fall leaf turkey in preschool

Today was a beautiful fall day here! It was windy with a little chill in the air but bright and sunny. And the leaves were falling everywhere.  I think because of the leaf exchange I participated in, I am extremely aware of every leaf I see on the ground right now:-) Every time I see a pretty leaf, my mind swirls with ideas of activities we could do in preschool. But the leaves wont stay [...]

By | October 22nd, 2010|Categories: Holiday Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , |7 Comments