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THANKSGIVING

Below are some Thanksgiving activities and ideas. Enjoy!!!







    Cognitive Activities

  • Sequence turkey, pilgrim or Native American cutouts from smallest to largest.

  • Provide cards with matching pairs of Thanksgiving-related pictures or stickers for the children to match.

  • Place two lines of dried corn kernels on the table. Make sure both lines have the same amount of kernels, but spread one line out so it is longer than the other. Ask the childre if one line has more kernels, then count with the child.

  • Match different colors of teepees to their corresponding colored teepee.

  • Make patterns using different colors of beads.

  • Have the children to create a Thanksgiving menu. Assist them by choosing the foods by voting.

  • Give the children a Native American, pilgrim or turkey cutout and a box. Have the children place the cutout on, under, beside, etc. the box.




    Dramatic Play Activities

  • Use the turkey placemats made in art for the children to use.

  • Pilgrim hats or Native American headbands

  • Construct a teepee using a sheet and poles tied at the top with rope.




    Fine Motor Activities

  • Encourage children to staple together ovals, rectangles, circles and triangles to create a turkey.

  • String beads, macaroni or straw pieces and make Native American necklaces.

  • Cut out or tear food pictures from magazines and paste to paper plates.

  • Encourage the children to string cranberries.




    Gross Motor Activities

  • Dance like Native Americans using drums they made.

  • Run a relay race using an ear of indian corn.




    Group Activities

  • Have the children take turns tossing a bean bag into a box decorated like a turkey.

  • Hold a treasure hunt using items related to Thanksgiving.

  • Explain how children long ago didn't have TV, so they played or danced. Have the children play musical freeze, the Hokey Pokey, etc.




    Science Activities

  • Have an ear of indian corn and a magnifying glass available for them to look at.

  • Sequence feathers by size or sort by color.

  • Provide raw and cooked cranberries or potatoes for the children to examine.

  • Put grass, sticks and stones in a box for examination.
  • Put a pan of water in the area for children to see which items sink and which float. Use cranberries, bark, corn, stones, grass and sticks.
  • Have bark available for examination.






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