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    Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Freebie

    I can imagine that you’re feeling the Thanksgiving crunch, so I’m coming through with a quick and easy last-minute Thanksgiving activity – oh, and did I mention that it’s free?! This opinion survey set can be used in the classroom, but it would also be an excellent activity for any holiday get together. Print the pages and put them on a clipboard, then send your preschooler around to ask everyone for their opinions! These would be great conversation starters, and they’re sure to spark some strong opinions. You can download them HERE (or by clicking on the photo).

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    Thanksgiving Pie Experiment

    I know that there are very strong opinions about using food for preschool activities, and I understand both sides of the argument.  Personally, I believe that food is something that brings us together.  It is a powerful way to open children’s minds to new experiences, and to introduce them to cultural experiences.  I am especially partial to taste-tests as science and social studies activities because it gives me the opportunity to expose children to something that they may not ever encounter at home. I’ve been known to taste test fruits and vegetables, in order to introduce new foods and encourage children to be open to trying new things.  This particular…

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    Pumpkin Spice Clipart

    My November clipart set just feels so cozy and festive – exactly like I want November to be! I really wanted to do a pumpkin spice theme, but maybe a little differently than others have already done. I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out. The color scheme makes me so happy because it’s not all oranges, reds, and golds – the purple and green really make a difference. You can download these in my TPT store or my Etsy store. Here’s what’s included in the entire bundle:

  • Thanksgiving Day Photo Challenge

    I am so ready for Thanksgiving! This year my goal is to take as many pictures as possible, so I created a little photo challenge for myself. I thought I would share it because it would be so fun to print and send home with all of your families – wouldn’t you love to see pictures from their celebrations?! Download a printable version here – and have a wonderful holiday!

  • Activities for Thanksgiving Day

    Whether you’ve got little ones to entertain at your own Thanksgiving celebration or your looking for fun ideas for your last day of school before the holiday, I’ve got you covered. Here are some fun ways to celebrate the holiday while enjoying each other’s company: Get everyone coloring – try these cute coloring pages If you want to hear everyone laugh, you can’t beat Thanksgiving Mad Libs! Remember cootie catchers?! Here’s a printable Thanksgiving version Family members of all ages will love taking photos with these Thanksgiving photo booth props There’s nothing better than a scavenger hunt to keep everyone busy This printable Bingo game will keep everyone awake after…

  • Books for Thanksgiving

    I am one of those people who refuses to put up Christmas decorations or listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving is over, so this week I want to share some last minute Thanksgiving ideas – Starting next we’ll dive into the winter holidays, I promise! Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving books – all links are affiliates – happy reading! Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks Turkey Trouble Thankful Thanksgiving Rules The Thankful Book I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

  • Friday Freebie – Pumpkin Spice Sugar

    I have a bit of an unconventional freebie for you today.  I found a recipe for Pumpkin Spice Sugar on The Cottage Market, and it comes with these really cute printable labels. How fun would it be to mix up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Sugar and some Cinnamon Sugar to jazz up some toast for snack time.  Then you could send little containers of each home with your students so that they could share with their families! Go check out the recipe and the labels and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Fine Motor Orange Pomanders

    Have you ever made orange pomanders? I remember making these in preschool, but I haven’t seen them around much recently.  I always love to refresh some of the activities that left an impression on me personally, so it seems like this one might be a keeper.  They are very easy to make, you just need some oranges (any kind will work – even little clementines), whole cloves, something to poke holes with (a toothpick, push pin, screw, etc.), and some twine or ribbon.  Start by showing the children how to poke starter holes into the skin of the orange. Once the starter holes have been made it is easy to…

  • Spice Painting

    Historically, spices were often used to create paints because many of them have very distinct colors.  Making your own spice paints is a great way to explore spices and their scents at the same time! All that you have to do is mix a good amount  of a single spice with a small amount of water until the paint is the consistency that you want.  You can also add a little cornstarch to make your paints go a little farther.  Here are some spices to try and the colors that they will make: Paprika = Orange Turmeric = Mustard Yellow Saffron = Bright Yellow Parsley = Green Cinnamon = Brown…