thanksgiving lesson plan

November 23, 2011

It makes more sense to tell you about our Thanksgiving lesson plans now rather than after, like I usually do, just in case something piques your interest. Even if you are not looking for formal lessons, some of these can be fun to do on turkey day with the kiddos.

We are going to make and play these games—Wampanoag Toss and Catch and Pilgrim Fox and Geese (from plimoth.org). We are going to choose two traditional recipes from plimoth.org for our dinner tomorrow. If I can get it to load (we have dial up), we will explore this interactive also from Plimoth (it is my favorite source for all things Thanksgiving). We are going to read some historical fiction letters from Scholastic. (If you want more I would suggest exploring the Plimoth and/or Scholastic pages further.)  We are also going to read Squanto’s Journey: the Story of the First Thanksgiving by Joseph Bruchac, and because art is her favorite, she will make these crafts that I found through Pinterest—

Also, because we are trying to be more mindful and it is really what the day is for, we will take the time to think about what we are thankful for. I think we will make the sunflower plant from Rebecca Calagna Blog becasue doing is much more fun than me talking.

Happy early Thanksgiving Day to you and yours!

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