Thanksgiving in the kindergarten classroom is such a fun time of the year. It’s when we get to talk about gratitude and all of the people, places, and things we are thankful for (although gratitude is something we talk about often, it is more of a daily conversation in November).
|Thanksgiving Place Mat|
Without a doubt, my favorite resource is my Thanksgiving Placemat. I print them on tabloid-sized (11″ x 17″) cardstock and my students paint with watercolor and draw their family in the middle. They turn out so cute, and end up a family favorite. This year, I also added a regular-sized (8.5″ x 11″) option for easier printing. Before sending home, I laminate, roll up, and tie with ribbon.
Another resource I love to send home as a family project are my Turkey in Disguise Family Project. Most families complete them and get so creative! My students love sharing their disguised turkeys with all of their friends in class. It’s so cute.
New this year are my Gratitude Books that I made to easily fit in the Target Blank Books. Each page has a designated topic to write or draw about what we are thankful for (people at home, friends, favorite animal, etc.). If they don’t get finished before Thanksgiving, we will just keep them and send them home before winter break–because gratitude is always in season.
And finally, is it really even Thanksgiving in kindergarten if we don’t do a turkey hand print poem? Nope. So, add that to the list.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends!