Let’s start celebrating!
There is a magic flare that surrounds our homes and brings joy to many in different parts of the world. Everyone seems focused on family traditions and “fiestas”. In only a week many of us will celebrate “Thanksgiving Day.”
In the International Schools I used to work for, we celebrated Thanksgiving with a fabulous lunch with parents and children together at the table. We all held hands before the meal and each child had the opportunity to give thanks. For this special celebration I prepared a mini unit with Thanksgiving vocabulary, arts and crafts activities, reading and writing exercises and songs. The children made beautiful decorations and dressed up as Indians and pilgrims. Children loved to see their parents sharing with their friends parents and gathering all together at the table. They enjoyed the delicious food contributed by their parents! And they learned a little bit more about this beautiful tradition and the way it is celebrated.
It was a great opportunity to bring families together and be thankful for who we are and the precious things we have. Check out these Thanksgiving songs in English and Spanish that you can sing with your children. And if you want more visit our YouTube Channel.
Here are some activities that you may also use to engage your children.