Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Corn is Maize written and illustrated by Aliki
The First Thanksgiving: A Play for Children by Paula G. Abeles
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Your preschool classroom’s reading center should be filled with books about Native Americans, pilgrims, the first Thanksgiving and corn, as well as books about the fall season.
Snack for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Letter: Mm (for maize)
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Give your preschool students a paper on which you have drawn a big outline of the letter M. Instruct your preschoolers to pick up and glue individual pieces of maize (unpopped popcorn) to the letter M.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Native Americans at the time of the first Thanksgiving had beautiful headdresses. Draw an outline of an Indian headdress (or use a printable). Let your preschool students decorate the headdress picture with markers, sequins, pieces of Indian corn and any other small and colorful items that you have available.
Songs/Fingerplays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Indian Chief is a great fingerplay for preschoolers learning about the first Thanksgiving.
Ten Little Indians is another Thanksgiving fingerplay for preschool students.
Pre-Math Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
Using your preschool classroom felt board, have your students roll a die and then place the appropriate number of felt feathers on the board. If you like, place a thin brown rectangle on the board as a Native American headband. Your preschool students will then add the feathers onto the headband.
Pre-Writing Center Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Native Americans
For younger students, provide sheets of paper with the letters M and m lightly printed on them. Have the children trace the letters. Do the same with the number 10.
For older students, provide an example of the letters M and m and the number 10. Have the students practice writing the letters and number freehand.
I hope that you and your preschool students have fun celebrating the Thanksgiving season this year!
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