Book for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross
Reading Center for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
During this Thanksgiving season, you will want to fill your preschool reading center with books about symbols of Thanksgiving such as pilgrims, Native Americans, the first Thanksgiving, turkeys and the autumn season.
Snack for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
Concepts for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
Fine Motor Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
This fine motor activity is focused on the color of the week, black. Place 3 clear plastic cups on the activity table. Fill one cup with pom poms of various sizes and colors. Mark another cup with the word black written in black sharpie. Mark the remaining clear cup with the words “other colors” using an assortment of Sharpie marker colors. Using a pair of small tongs, instruct your preschool students to pick up the pom poms one at a time and drop them into the correct cup.
Gross Motor Activities for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
This gross motor activity is centered on the letter of the week, P. Choosing an appropriate number of students to form the letter P, instruct your students to work together and make the letter P on the floor, using only their bodies.
Another great gross motor activity for the letter P is to have your preschool students sitting in chairs in a circle. Instruct the preschoolers to jump out of their seats (like a kernel of Popcorn!) when they hear the letter P or a P word. Sing the ABC song. Read ABC books and first word books. Say Thanksgiving words, making sure to include the words “popcorn”, “pilgrim”, “pumpkin” and “pie”.
Art Center Activity for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
Hand draw or use printables of pilgrim hats for boys and girls. Give each preschool student a hat to paint, either with black watercolor paint or black tempera paint. When the hats are dry, have your preschool students cut them out. Staple each student’s pilgrim hat to a headshot of himself or herself on the bulletin board.
Songs/Fingerplays for Preschool Lesson Plan: Pilgrims
Click here for a great list of Thanksgiving songs and fingerplays for preschoolers.
Enjoy the Thanksgiving season!
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