Session 31: Thanksgiving

Session 31: Thanksgiving
Session 31: Thanksgiving

In This Section

  • Give thanks for the homes that with kindness are blessed... — Hymn 69, "Give Thanks," Singing the Living Tradition Preschoolers contribute...
  • Activity Minutes Activity 1. Free Play 15 Activity 2. Circle Rhymes Transition 5 Activity 3: Circle Time 5 Activity 4: Story 5 Activity 5:...
  • Take time before the session and find a quiet place for reflection. Can you remember the first time you cooked something for your family?...
  • Description of Activity In the Chalice Children program, sessions begin with Activity 1, Free Play rather than a formal Opening. The...
  • Materials for Activity Name tags Variety of free play options, such as toys, a puzzle, a storybook, manipulatives, dramatic play props, and...
  • Materials for Activity Circle Rhymes posters Preparation for Activity Display the Circle Rhymes posters from Session 1. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice-lighting words, written on newsprint Chalice with tea light flame or other preschool chalice option Feelings...
  • Materials for Activity Story book Preparation for Activity Choose a story from the following suggestions: Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Thanksgiving Recipes Ingredients and supplies for the recipe of your choice (see Handout 1) Individual...
  • Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the games and songs. Display any posters you have made. Learn a new song, "I Am Saying...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Markers or crayons Preschool chalice Optional: Envelopes, hole punch, and yarn or ribbon...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leader: How do we feel about what went on during this session? Why? What was the...
  • Give thanks for the homes that with kindness are blessed... — Hymn 69, "Give Thanks," Singing the Living Tradition IN TODAY'S SESSION... we...
  • Pumpkin Pie in a Cup, adapted from the recipe by Vanessa Levin, from her blog Pre-K Pages , used with permission. Pumpkin Fluff Dip is a...
  • On the Poets website, "At the Common Table: Poems for Thanksgiving" discusses several poems including poems by Langston Hughes and Bruce...

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