Monday, November 12, 2012

What's a mayflower?

Today's lesson........why do we celebrate Thanksgiving?  Gotta confess, I had to study up on this to make sure I was getting all the details right (silly, I know!).  I knew this would be hard to explain to a 2,3, and 4 year old, but I gave it a shot anyway.  Anything would be better than last weeks failures....oh yeah, I didn't blog on that.  Totally planned to share my failures with everyone, but never got around to it.  The lesson was 'Pumpkins' which would be hard to mess up right?  Well, some things went well.  But the pumpkin seed activities were a bust when I realized my pumpkin seeds were moldy and the pumpkin playdoh?   well, it's in the garbage because it did not turn out to be play-doh.

Here's a few pictures.  That is NOT the play-doh we made, I had to break out my own stash for this activity.  These play-doh mats from pinterest are pretty cool I'll say.

 So, onto this week.....Thanksgiving

I didn't have a great book to read that explained the first Thanksgiving well, but I did check out some books that had good pictures of pilgrims, indians, and the mayflower and explained it the best I could.

We made a handprint mayflower craft, which turned out pretty cute.

 Painting the water

Hard to see in the picture, but it's a handprint sailboat with little sails glued on the fingers.

For snack we made little pilgrim hats.  I used a grasshopper cookie and a reese's pb cup...

For math, they each had a counting page from  I ended up ordering the K4 curriculum and I must say I really like some of the math and letter activities she has (and now I have!)

We learned the number 4 and letter M today.  Here's a cute poem to remember how to make a four "down and over, down some more that's the way to make a four"


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