Sunday, November 18, 2012

Thanksgiving Crafts & Activities for Kindergarten!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Every year around the month of November/December I feel completely exhausted and in need of a long vacation.  Thank goodness for Thanksgiving because it helps me to reflect on what God has blessed me with and it keeps me going until winter break.  This year I am thankful for my Husband because he encourages me everyday and pushes me towards being a better person.  I am the luckiest wife :)  Give me a comment and let me know what you are thankful for this year.

Here are some of the activities that we do in my class for Thanksgiving:

Thanksgiving book from  Here's what it looks like:

Front Cover

We also make a turkey made out of construction paper and a brown paper bag.  You can stuff the paper bag with rice or newspaper.  I also send home a recipe that families can make with their leftover turkey.  

Our class re-enacts the first Thanksgiving.  Students are given a choice of 3 characters:  Male Pilgrim,  Female Pilgrim, or Indian/Native American.  We then act out the story of the Pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower, meeting the Native Americans, and enjoying the first Thanksgiving.  

They make headbands according to their character:

Male Pilgrim Headband:

Female Pilgrim Headband:

Indian/Native American  Headband

Snack Ideas:
Mayflower snacks:
Beef Jerky

First Thanksgiving snacks:
pumpkin pie
pumpkin seeds

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