Perfectly Preschool



Thanksgiving Easel Painting
Materials:
  • Paint (fall colors)
  • Nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Cinnamon
  • Easel paper
What to Do
  • Sprinkle a different spice into each color of paint. As your children paint the spices will mix together to make a yummy pumpkin pie smell.


Macaroni Stringing
Dye macaroni and have your children string them onto a cord with colored pieces of paper, and beads to make a Thanksgiving day necklace. Encourage your children to form patterns to increase math skills.

Turkey in the brown Straw
(to the tune of: skip to my lou) Turkey in the Brown Straw
Ha Ha Ha,
Turkey in the brown straw
Ha Ha Ha,
Turkey in the brown straw
Ha Ha Ha,
Turkey in the straw my darlin'
Turkey in the green tree
Hee Hee Hee,
Turkey in the green tree
Hee Hee Hee,
Turkey in the green tree
Hee Hee Hee,
Turkey in the tree my darlin'.
Turkey in the white snow
Ho Ho Ho,
Turkey in the white snow
Ho Ho Ho,
Turkey in the white snow
Ho Ho Ho,
Turkey in the snow my darlin'.
Turkey in the red barn,
Harn Harn Harn,
Turkey in the red barn,
Harn Harn Harn,
Turkey in the red barn,
Harn Harn Harn,
Turkey in the barn my darlin'.
Turkey in the blue sky,
High, High, High,
Turkey in the blue sky,
High, High, High
Turkey in the blue sky,
High, High, High
Turkey in the sky my darlin'.


Thankful Turkey
Cut out and attach a featherless turkey to your bulleting board or classroom door. Cut out a feather for each child. Ask each child what he is thankful for and write it on the feather ex. (Johnny is Thankful for his new sister.) Attach the feathers to the Turkey and write over it “Our class is Thankful for…”


This first Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story

Laura Krauss Melmed and Mark Buehner