Monday, November 17, 2014

Our Thanksgiving Unit

            Hey folks! It's hard to believe that it's almost time for Thanksgiving already for those of us here in the U.S. Now that we're all settled in our new place, I've been trying to get back into our learning activities. We stopped on the letter least a couple of months ago. lol So, I thought we would start out again with some fun Thanksgiving themed things.

            Now don't get me wrong. I don't actually expect Myka to be able to "do" some of this stuff "the right way". It's best suited for preschoolers. To be honest, I mostly did the printables because I've had a bad case of the lazies recently and figured it was better than nothing...Plus, since I decided to laminate them, we'll be able to use them for the next few years. Moving on...
            I got the cute puzzles, counting, and tracing sheets from Learning 2 Walk. She has both a general Thanksgiving themed printable pack and a turkey one. I've been using our pumpkins from the fall sensory bin to use as "dobbers" of sorts on the counting sheets to physically represent the numbers. Oddly enough, Myka is a lot more into counting than she is the alphabet.
            I also came across some cute Thanksgiving poems when searching for Thanksgiving stories for toddlers online. I like that they rhyme and some of them are to the tunes of well-known songs/rhymes (i.e. Frere Jacques) You can find the THANKS poem in the top right picture HERE and the list of poems on the left HERE.
            John and I visited the book store last weekend so I could find a new Thanksgiving book for Myka and a book to take to my friend's daughter's birthday party this weekend. I was actually really impressed with their selection of Thanksgiving books, plus they had their own display, making them easy to find. Their children's section is laid out WAY better than the book store we used to go to in Arkansas. Anyways, I chose The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing. Yes, it is like The Night Before Christmas and it actually made me literally lol a few times. Definitely worth checking out.

            We finally finished making a paper plate turkey I had started last year. It actually turned out to be kind of convenient because I already had the body painted and glued together. :D Myka loves using the glue stick, so I let her help glue things on, she placed a few of the feathers and the face pieces, and helped me ruffle the feathers up. The turkey looks a bit scared, don't you think? I would be too if I were a turkey this time of year. ;)
            What sort of fun Thanksgiving themed activities have you been doing with your little ones this week?


  1. Cute! I love that paper plate turkey! :)

  2. Super Cute, thanks for the link up at Pintastic Pinteresting Party.