The Busy Bees learned all about Thanksgiving!!..
Vocabulary words include: Turkey, pilgrim, Indian, hunt, fish and thanksgiving.
The kids enjoyed our exploration activities this week. On Monday we played with some turkeys made with paper bags. The next day we brought fish for them to try, it was interesting how some of the kids tried it and liked it!!.
As our creative project of the week, we worked to create a cornucopia and the fruits that go in it, using materials such as paint, beans, lentils, apple prints, carrot prints, and bubble wrap.
We had a Thanksgiving celebration where everyone had a blast. The Bees dressed up as pilgrims and wore a paper drum around their neck, which they had made the previous day.
They all had the opportunity to see, smell and taste different kinds of Thanksgiving dishes, such as turkey, corn, cranberries, mashed potatoes and carrots. After lunch they all played together, the older ones with the younger ones. It was great to see how they all take care of each other.
Finally we had some activities prepared for them related to the theme celebration: the fishing game, paste the wings to the turkey, drum circle and hot potato game. They had so much fun!
This week was all about introducing Thanksgiving and various concepts related to this topic. In order to role play when we danced the “Five Little Indians” song, turtles made an Indian headdress. They enjoyed making it , using glue and pasting some feathers. Also, they had a blast pretending to go “fishing” using some fish with magnets and a “fish pole”.
In creativity class, our turtles had a fun time with play dough.This week they used crayons and also paint to decorate it. Also they made an Indian hand print; they use purple, red, orange and yellow paint for the feathers. They experienced new materials by using markers on a coffee filter and then they sprayed water, and the colors started to mix, they loved it!
On Wednesday we had our Thanksgiving celebration and it was filled with fun, games and happy faces! Tiny turtles loved the Thanksgiving buffet: corn, turkey, cranberries, gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Everything was delicious, and the kiddos enjoyed their tasty meal very much.
Mr. Mike dressed up as a pilgrim and Miss Mely as an Indian. After our yummy snack, we had some fun Thanksgiving games: pasting the feather on the turkey, fishing, and dancing around like indians with some music instruments.