This week we will be continue prepping for one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. with some baking, cooking and packing to make the trek to my Dad's house to celebrate with family. I have begun some preparations for Tot School for the Christmas season too and will have more posted soon.
BOOKS OF THE WEEK:
Five Silly Turkeys
By: Salina Yoon
The Story of Thanksgiving
By: Nancy J. Skarmeas
The First Thanksgiving:
A Lift-the-Flap Book
By: Nancy Davis
My First Thanksgiving
By: Tomie dePaola
Happy Thanksgiving Curious George
By: Cynthia Platt
and Julie M. Bartynski
Over the River and Through the Wood:
A Musical Board Book
"Always give thanks, no matter what!
This is how God wants you to live in Jesus Christ."
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Jesus and the Ten Lepers
(continued- see Give Thanks post)
- T is for ten. (Have your tot place 10 turkey stickers on her paper.)
(for more Thanksgiving songs, see Give Thanks post)
I have a turkey, big and fat.
(Make a fist with one hand-thumb Out for turkey's head)
He spreads his tail and walks like that.
(Attach "tail" by spreading Out fingers of other hand and join together)
His daily corn he would not miss.
(Poke with thumb at floor)
And when he talks, it sounds like this:
Gobble Gobble Gobble
Ten Little Turkeys
One little, two little, three little turkeys,
four little, five little six little turkeys,
seven little, eight little turkeys, nine little turkeys,
ten little turkeys sitting in a row.
A THANKSGIVING DAY GIFT
CRAFTY CORNER: Gobble, Gobble Turkey Shirt
(A great tutorial can be found at the blog, The Cottage Home.)
DRAMATIC PLAY: Brown Bag Turkey
Honestly, I was going to scratch this activity, but I am really glad I didn't. The girls really loved playing with these silly paper bag turkey replicas. They would sit at the toddler table and serve each other a pretend meal. Too cute! It also helped them with the recognition of pictures of turkey dinner in many of the Thanksgiving books we have been reading this week. :-P
What you will need:
newspaper (for stuffing)
FINE MOTOR SKILLS: Pin the Feathers on the Turkey
SCIENCE CONNECTION: Turkey Baster Transfer
FOOD FUN: Apple slices and Peanut Butter