Every month just seems to fly by! Here’s a recap, mostly in pictures, of what we got done this month. If you’re looking for ideas, please see the original post here.
Most of my plans came from the Thanksgiving packet on this website. Bible Verse:
“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good…”
Books: We loved all of these books! Fairley especially loved Turkey Trouble.
Thanksgiving Rebus Story (from packet) – next year
Tuesday: Color Focus: Orange and brown and review yellow
-Mix orange and green to make brown and paint a turkey. – Fun!
–Orange – The Big Orange Splot book and activity – Read the book but skipped activity.
–Yellow: Scratch and Sniff watercolor from last month (to review yellow) (extra) – Fair did this.
Tuesday: Letter Focus: Tt
-T Painting – Cut out a “T” from white paper or cardstock. Use something that starts with the letter “T” as a tool to paint the letter. (toothbrush)- Painted our turkey with a turkey basting brush instead.
-Cover our T page with turkey stickers – They love stickers!
-Color vanilla pudding to look like pumpkin pie. Put in a pie tin and practice writing letter T. – So fun, but they did more eating than writing.
-T riddles and T flashcards – Emma loved these!
Tuesday: Art Exploration:
Corn Painting – Use a corn cob as a paint roller to create paintings.- Emma enjoyed this. Fairley played with the cornholders.
Wednesday: Shape Focus: Triangle
(Tune: Jingle Bells) Triangles, triangles, Triangles I see. Count the points and count the sides, Count them 1, 2, 3. Triangles, triangles, Just for you and me. Count the points and count the sides, Count them 1, 2, 3. By Liz Ryerson
Activities: Triangle Collage (using fabric scraps) – We used tissue paper, and it worked well!
Triangle Formation practice (with craft sticks, pretzels, etc.) – Fun with pretzels!
Wednesday: Number Focus: 3 and 4
-Complete the Numeral 3 and 4 papers (with items and colors of paint) – They always love this!
(Numeral 4 is included in the packet – see link at top of blog page.)
Turkey Feather Activity- Use attached turkey bodies with numerals 1-6. Have child place correct number of feathers on each turkey. You could do this with real feathers or paper feathers.- Emma enjoyed this. Not really sure the counting concept stuck, but it was fun!
I also have the M&M tree, Leaf Sort, and Halloween pasta sort left from last month. (extra) – Fair loved the M&M tree!
Science/Sensory (Every day – afternoon calming activities):
Turkey Baster Water Table- Place 2 pans on a table. Fill one pan halfway with water. (You could also add some food coloring!) Give your child a large turkey baster. Demonstrate how to use a baster. Tell your child that the game is to transfer water from one pan into the other pan using the baster. This is excellent practice for developing fine motor skills!- Fair loved it!
Fall Sensory Bin – popcorn kernels, pumpkin seeds, leaves, acrylic apples, acorns, pine cones, etc. – This bin was great for encouraging pretend play!
(tune: Ten Little Indians)
One little, two little, three little turkeys, Gobbly, wobbly, bobbly turkeys, It’s Thanksgiving Day!
Gobble, Gobble Turkey
Use this activity to get out some wiggles!
Gobble, gobble turkey standing up so straight (Stand up and flap arms.)
Gobble, gobble turkey running through the gate (Run in place)
Gobble, gobble turkey running all around (Run in a circle)
Gobble, gobble turkey sitting on the ground (Sit down
Dramatic Play (All week): I might make a felt turkey where they can add various colored feathers. – This turned out cute!
Snack: I’m so bad at actually doing these snacks…maybe as they get older!
You will need: Whole apples
Use toothpicks as skewers to attach a line of grapes, then a line of marshmallows, etc. Pierce the bottom of the toothpick into the back of the apple. These are the turkey’s “feathers.”
Hide pictures of attached turkeys around the room and have child find the turkeys and bring them back to you. You could also play this game as a group and have one child look for one turkey like the Hot/Cold game. The other children could start gobbling as the turkey hunter gets closer to the hidden turkey.- Fun!!
-Turkey and pilgrim hats (set purchased at dollar store)- We did the turkey and are saving the pilgrim for next year.