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Thanksgiving Activities for Children (2016)

Thanksgiving is such a special time to stop, reflect and express our gratitude for all the wonderful things our lives are full of. So often we focus on what is not working or on things that are missing or on something that we think we need. It takes some effort to focus on what we can be thankful for, but when we do, we realize how many things we are so fortunately blessed with. And being in the now and appreciating our blessings, is a gift in itself.

DSC_0467-001Adrian (with Julia’s help) used Waldorf Alphabet Cards to spell out BE THANKFUL.
DSC_0467-001Children made a “Thankful Tree” by tying hearts with written confirmation of what they are grateful for. 
DSC_0467-001Our Thanksgiving-Inspired shelf in our Learning Space
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What is on our Thanksgiving-Inspired shelf:

  • ๐Ÿ‚Fall and ๐ŸฆƒThanksgiving Inspired ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿฟ Forest Animals ๐Ÿ™Œ Sensory Bin (read a post here);
  • Thanksgiving (Rookie Read-About Holidays) book (buy here);
  • Children love using a โš–๏ธ balanced scales to weigh little treasures they find during nature walks (read here a post “๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒฐ๐ŸŒผFall Inspired Weighing Activity with โš–๏ธ Balance.”

DSC_0485 All the Thanksgiving count-down rings are removed: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Our Thanksgiving-Inspired Forest Animals Sensory Tray.
DSC_0488-001Our Thankful Tree.

DSC_0488-001Julia wrote most of the wishes: she is thankful for having a Family, Adrian, our Earth with air, trees and food, Friends and more.

Below are some of the ๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving -Inspired activities we have done:

 DSC_0297-001 Clay ๐Ÿฆƒ Turkey  Thanksgiving Craft.

DSC_0257-001Thanksgiving-Inspired Forest Animals Sensory Tray.

DSC_0424.JPGThanksgiving-Inspired pretend/role play with a Green Doll House.

Happy ๐Ÿฆƒ Thanksgiving! Let it be bountiful and joyful! Thank you all so much for following our Montessori Life Journey!

For more on Autumn-themed activities, read here a roundup of all our activities we have done during the month of ๐Ÿ‚September and ๐ŸŽƒOctober: over 20 of them! arranged by the area of study in a post “๐Ÿ‚Fall & ๐ŸŽƒHalloween Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study.”

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2 Comments

  • Reply Rachel - Volcano Mama November 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Looks like you had lots of fun! What sweet kids.

  • Reply Anya November 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you So much:)

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