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Turkeys, teepees and being thankful preschool

Visiting my favorite local preschool this week, I had to stop and take some pictures of the fabulous Fall fun setup in the classrooms!  Take a peek and see some of the fun ways they explore Thanksgiving all month long.

Thankful Turkey

I love, love, love this turkey that is hung in the preschool hallway, where the feathers are comprised of EVERYONE’S handprints!  And by everyone, I mean this was a total school effort, with all classes from infants to school-age, teachers and staff contributing their handprints to the final product.

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Pilgrim and Native American Living in Dramatic Play

Want to setup a tent or teepee in your dramatic play area for Thanksgiving, but don’t have the space?  Look at a creative solution using sheets from Miss Julia!  You only need a small corner  to create this interesting and inviting space.

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Some items you can include for play and exploration, pumpkins, gourds, dried flowers, acorns, photos, and rocks with native american drawing symbols and words.

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Thankful Tree

Another beautiful idea from Miss Julia is her mini-Thankful Tree!  She encourages participation from children and families by having the tree right near her check-in area, so that everyone can contribute to the tree by writing what they are thankful on a leaf to be hung on the tree.

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How do you prepare your classroom for Thanksgiving?  What are your favorite ideas?

 

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