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.
Adrian (with Julia’s help) used Waldorf Alphabet Cards to spell out BE THANKFUL.
Children made a “Thankful Tree” by tying hearts with written confirmation of what they are grateful for.
Our Thanksgiving-Inspired shelf in our Learning Space.
What is on our Thanksgiving-Inspired shelf:
- 🍂Fall and 🦃Thanksgiving Inspired 🐇🐿 Forest Animals 🙌 Sensory Bin (read a post here);
- Thanksgiving (Rookie Read-About Holidays) book (buy here);
- Children love using a ⚖️ balanced scales to weigh little treasures they find during nature walks (read here a post “🍂🌰🌼Fall Inspired Weighing Activity with ⚖️ Balance.”
Our Thanksgiving-Inspired Forest Animals Sensory Tray.
Our Thankful Tree.
Julia 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 🦃 Thanksgiving -Inspired activities we have done:
Clay 🦃 Turkey Thanksgiving Craft.
Happy 🦃 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 🍂September and 🎃October: over 20 of them! arranged by the area of study in a post “🍂Fall & 🎃Halloween Inspired Homeschooling 101 Unit Study.”