Last year we held the Turkey Olympics outside with our Learning Buddies. Unfortunately, the weather was too wet for all of those activities this year. Thanks to Pinterest for helping us easily plan a wide variety of Thanksgiving activities that assist in child development in fun and exciting ways! You can follow Mrs. Max on Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/smelmax/. Some ideas are my own creativity, but one of the many things I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving is being a connected educator.
Paper Bag Fall Trees with tissue paper leaves.
We rolled corn in paint and then on our paper husks.
Pin the Tail on the Turkey
Tree Paintings with Cork Prints
Paper Plate Turkeys
Turkey Sponge Painting
We used rubber chickens with our Turkey Bowling Station.
Our kinders were once again encouraged and motivated by their Learning Buddies to try something new, take risks, and create. Fine motor abilities were a focus this week and the kinders thrived from the support they received from their buddies. The afternoon was filled with excitement, learning, and pride by all for the success of the kinders.
Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. – W. J. Cameron