Using play food, REAL cornucopias, plates, and utensils, we made our very own Thanksgiving Feast!
We wore Pilgrim hats, and used our words to talk about all things Thanksgiving!
This gave your little ones one a chance to act out and mimic the things we have been reading about all week!
Our dramatic play also encouraged cooperation with each other, perception of meaning, and increased language skills.
Using fruit, toothpicks, and their tummies, your little ones made a colorful array of turkeys!
Young children enjoy manipulating real-life materials in their learning environments, and found much satisfaction in creating turkeys out of kiwi, strawberries, pineapple and blueberries.
Children at this age learn more from three-dimensional items, objects they can see and understand firsthand, rather than simply drawing concepts on a piece of paper.
Indians used music as a means to celebrate, mourn, and communicate. Young children love to play music, and even more so, together!
Using drums, our hands, and our creativity, we performed a variety of rhythms, using a popular call and response game. Performing as a group fosters a child’s sense of community, increases self-esteem, and encourages listening skills.