Storytime theme: Thanksgiving Time

Wow!  Is it already Thanksgiving?  This year is flying right on by!  And our storytime kiddos are gobbling up good books this week. 🙂

Books:

Toddlers: 

  • One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims by B.G. Hennessy (Great introduction to the life of Pilgrim and Indian children in a way the little ones can enjoy!)
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Biscuit!  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli  (Can’t go wrong with Biscuit books.  Children love the interactive aspect of “lift the flap” books.)

Pre K:

  • Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano  (A very cute book about a turkey who is desperately trying to not become dinner.)
  • Thanksgiving Mice!  by Bethany Roberts   (The Mice books are always a good read for preschoolers.)
  • Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey  (One of my favorites!  School children visit a farm and take pity on the future Thanksgiving turkeys.  🙂  Speaks to my animal loving heart!)

Craft:

Tissue Paper Turkeys:  Kids take half of a paper plate and glue on squares of tissue paper.  In the meantime, the adult accompanying them can cut out a brown circle, orange triangle, red gobbly hangy downy thingy (Yes, I think that is the official scientific terminology), and two orange feet.  Using googly eyes, have the kids assemble the turkey’s body parts.  The finished product should look like this:

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This activity is awesome for hand-eye coordination, as well as an opportunity to review colors and shapes.

Songs/Fingerplays: 

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For the “Thanksgiving Dinner Song” I printed out the following clip art, attached it to cardstock and then taped each piece of the meal to paint stirrers (popsicle sticks also work) and voila!  An instant song prop to use!  🙂

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This lesson plan is free and you have my permission to use it all you want. 

I just ask that you give me a little love by crediting me on any blog or social media post. 

Thank you!

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