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Let’s give thanks! Today we are reflecting and expressing everything we are thankful for! Come on over to join in on the festive holiday activities and learn the meaning of giving thanks!
Art: Cut out your own leaves using patterned scissors on orange, red, and yellow paper! Then, write or draw what you are thankful for on it! Explore fall colored pipe cleaners to put together pumpkins, corn, and a bountiful harvest! Engage with pull apart food that can be served up to friends on a plate!
Purpose: In these activities, children will be able to engage with each other and discover what it means to be thankful to friends and family. They will practice fine motor skills, scissor skills, pencil skills, and strengthen their hand muscles.
Story Time (11am & 2:30pm) 10 Fat Turkeys by: Tony Johnston
“Looky!” says a silly turkey swinging from a vine. Gobble gobble wibble wobble. Whoops! Now there are nine. Girls and boys will gobble up this hilarious story about ten goofy turkeys and their silly antics: swinging from a vine, strutting on a boar, doing a noodle dance, and more. Veteran author Tony Johnston has written a joyful text, which first-time illustrator Richard Deas brings to life as wild and wacky fun!
Music & Movement (directly following story time): Five Little Pumpkins. We will sing the song five little pumpkins directly following story time.
Purpose: introduces children to sounds and meanings of words, singing songs about literacy can support children in remembering numbers and sequencing of numbers, supports mathematical concepts, ignites intellectual, social/emotional and language development.
Grown-Up Tip: It can be fun to write notes for loved ones! This holiday, encourage your child to write a note to each of their family members. You can guide them by starting the note with “I am thankful to you for _____.” Place each note on the Thanksgiving table and share why your little one is thankful for each family member. Your child will learn that reading and writing is meaningful and that words have significance.