Happy Preschool Thanksgiving!

I mentioned to Ryan that I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to go turkey-wild! But we are wasting no time diving in now. In case you’re in the same situation, here are some of our favorites so far:

Arts and Crafts

(Make your own Personal Paper Pilgrim from this template!)

(Make your own Noobler using the template that is typing on your computer!)

(There’s no template for the Cornucopium Bum that I found scootchin’ around today.)

Picture Books

Linda Hayward’s The First Thanksgiving is a wonderful introduction to the Pilgrim’s journey and their friendship with the Indians. Of course, it is a bit simplistic since it’s intended to be an easy reader. Throw in some dramatic interpretations of the pictures, and your preschooler might enjoy it just as much as mine.

The text of A Light Kindled: The Story of Priscilla Mullins is a bit sophisticated, but when read in conjunction with The First Thanksgiving, this true story inspires a young child to develop character, endurance, and gratitude.

You don’t have to wait until your child is old enough for Little Women to enjoy Louisa May Alcott’s writing. An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving will win your hearts. Don’t be surprised if your little one is even more enthused about rolling up her sleaves to help in the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning.






2 responses to “Happy Preschool Thanksgiving!”

  1. Sarah Hoover Avatar

    Thanks for the recommendations Laura! I already put Old Fashioned Thanksgiving on hold at my library! So far we have made a graditude garland (idea on no time for flash cards) and today we are making turkeys (with the kiddos hands, of course)! We’ve also been reading a book about the real meaning of Thanksgiving that has Christian themes.

    I like your pilgrim idea…but even more, I like the cornucopium bum – adorable!

  2. Heidi @ Mt Hope Avatar

    We’ve read both The First Thanksgiving and An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving. We’ll have to check out A Light Kindled. Thanks for the recommendation!

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