We read several different books about Thanksgiving and talked about them.
1. Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons - This was probably my favorite. It explained the history of Thanksgiving in a way that a preschooler could understand. Lexy was able to recall back: 1. why the pilgrims came to America 2. the name of the boat that they traveled on 3. what happened on the boat 4. the trouble that they had once they got to the new land 5. who came to help them 6. and how they celebrated the harvest that God had blessed them with.
2. Oh, What a Thanksgiving! by Steven Kroll
3. Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Marker
4. The First Thanksgiving (forgot to write the author down before returning it to the library...oops)
5. The Littlest Pilgrim by Brandi Dougherty
6. My Thankyou Book
Instead of focusing on a particular Bible story this week, we spent time talking about ways that God has blessed us. We read from My Thankyou Book.
Building a Log Cabin: Lexy tried to copy the picture of the cabins that she saw in one of the books that the Pilgrims lived in. She even added "hay" to the roof. Cute. It was very difficult to build with Josiah's only goal being to destruct!
Give it back!
The finished product before "Tornado" swept through
Working on Patterns
AB and AABB patterns
Random Pictures from our week:
Making Pilgrim and Indian paper dolls
Lexy's pilgrim outfit for the tea party. Made by my aunt
Beginning Sounds Soup
Fine Motor Skills :)
Not sure why she wrote her name backwards???
Playing with chalk
We created an elevator using our laundry room. I saw this on another Preschool Corner post, but I forget which one.
Thanksgiving Tea Party Plans:
Lexy has worked hard helping get ready for the party. Here is what we have planned.
1. Make Thanksgiving Cards
2. Play Thanksgiving bingo
4. Tea party - serve "green tea" ( kiwi juice drink), pb and j sandwiches cut in turkey shapes, pretzels
5. Decorate sugar cookies shaped like turkeys and pumpkins
6. Thanksgiving songs/fingerplays...The Turkey Strut!
7. Give Gift Bags : minature tea sets from the dollar stor and a file folder of Thanksgiving activities: pilgrim and indian paper dolls, color by number Thanksgiving sheet, Turkey craft, Thanksgiving Memory game
Come back tomorrow to see pictures of our Thanksgiving Tea Party in action! Head over to the Preschool Corner to see what other moms are doing with their Preschoolers!