Perfectly Preschool

Berry Painting
  • Fresh berries
  • Paper
  • Before starting this activity show your children pictures of art created by Indians. Discuss how they used berries and other natural products to paint with. Set out berries and encourage your children to rub them across their paper to make pictures.

Popcorn Study
Pour unpopped popcorn into four different Ziploc gallon bags. Squirt a different color of paint into each bag. Have your children take turns squishing the popcorn and paint together in the bag. Once the popcorn is coated, lay it out to dry. While you wait for the popcorn to dry ask your children if they think the popcorn will stay colored once you pop it. Once the popcorn is dry pour it into an air popper and watch and see what happens. The popcorn will pop out fluffy white. You can use this popcorn for art or to fill your sensory table.

I’m a Little Turkey
(to the tune of I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a little turkey
Fluffy and brown Rub Tummy

My wings flip-flop
When I turn around Flap arms

I have lots of feathers,
On my back Bend down and wave hands over back

And a big orange beak Use hands to clap
That goes “click clack”

Thanksgiving Drums
Use oatmeal tubs, one for each child. Cover the outside of the container with tan paper and have your children decorate with paint and feathers.

Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks

Margaret Sutherland and Sonja Lamut