Monday, November 16, 2020

Favorite Activities About Thanksgiving This Year

Because it is both a family event and a cultural holiday, Thanksgiving is a good time to make sure private kindergarten children feel included as they learn about the traditions that surround their family’s version of the holiday. More than just an American holiday, the harvest season is celebrated around the world. 

Helping with Cooking

The aromas of Thanksgiving can be tantalizing for a Montessori private kindergartner. To help your children feel more included in the festivities, offer them some small tasks to help with preparations. Every day tasks such as slicing, stirring, and measuring are all important jobs that your kids can help with and reinforces the Montessori method. And don’t forget the most important job of cleaning the pie filling and cake batter out of mixing bowls after using them!

Gratitude Activities

Around the world, harvest festivals and celebrations are about being grateful for the bounty of the harvest. This idea is easy to carry over into the modern tradition, when we are grateful for all that we have, for our friends and family, and for our ability to help make other people’s day a little brighter. You can even make a game out of things to transform into gratitude activities.

Turkey Baster Feather Blast

This fun little game teaches fine motor control and keeps kids busy. You’ll need a turkey baster and a feather for each player, and set up start and finish lines so there will be goals. To make things more interesting, create an obstacle course instead of simply moving down a straight path.

Pine Cone Turkeys

With a few common items, private kindergartners can make festive seasonal turkeys. They’ll need one large pine cone for each child, some construction paper, and paste. Instead of using googly eyes as shown in this example, let your kids draw eyes of their own to make each turkey even more personal.

Thanksgiving is an awesome time of year, filled with opportunities to get your private kindergarten student active and involved. No matter what country a person comes from, there is a harvest celebration in their culture. We all have a lot to be grateful for, and this is the season to show it.

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