Preschoolers need simplicity, so I found a cute story read aloud on YouTube. "The Story of Thanksgiving". This book refers to Pilgrims and Native Americans, the Mayflower, and the feast. It gives a basic account of the event. But does not go too much in depth. For M's age, I thought it was perfect for the purposes of learning why, when, and how.
However, I like to focus this holiday more on being grateful for what we have and thanking our Heavenly Father for those things.
Here are a few of the Thanksgiving activities we did this week:
TURKEY HANDPRINTS - How cute are these handprints? As you can see, my 1 year old did not like the paint. But I love that smudgy little turkey so much! It really displays how difficult and funny it was trying to get her tiny hand to open up.
|TURKEY HANDPRINT POEM|
PAPER TURKEY - I cut out all the basic pieces. I had M help by cutting the fringe part of the feathers. She loves cutting, so she was very excited to do this part. She glued it all together herself.
|Very proud of her Paper Turkey|
PUMPKIN PANCAKES - These turned out SO delicious! Breakfast for dinner on Thanksgiving Eve sounds great to me.
|MAKING PUMPKIN PANCAKES|