Monday, November 14, 2011


We Give Thanks

(Tune:  “Michael Row Your Boat Ashore” – HAPPY EVERYTHING CD)

We give thanks for food we eat.
We give thanks for food we eat
We give thanks for families…
We give thanks for friends so dear…
We give thanks for all the earth…

Let children suggest other things they are thankful for and insert the words in the song.
Here is a link to run off the above book.

Thankful Books – Make blank books for the children so they can draw pictures of what they are thankful for.  You could use paper plates or napkins for the cover of the books.

Family Quilt – Involve your families in making a “Thankful Quilt.”  Give each child a 10” square of heavy paper.  Let them take it home and decorate it with photos or drawings of things their family is thankful for.  As the children return their squares, punch holes in the corners and tie the squares together with yarn to create a quilt.  Hang in the classroom. (At the end of the month, take the squares apart and make a book for your classroom.)

Food Drive – Plan a food drive at your school and distribute the canned goods to a local food bank.