Supplies Needed; Waffle cone, fall candy, microwave, ribbon or twist tie, and cellophane.
Directions; Dip the ends of the cones in a cup of water, about an inch. Then sprinkle a few drops inside the cone. Too much water will make the cone. Then microwave the cone for 30 seconds on high. As soon as it was done, carefully wrapped the end around a thick pencil and hold it for a few seconds until it held its shape. Fill the cone with candy. Once the cone is filled with candy, wrap a small square of cellophane, about 3x3 inches around the end and secured it with a piece of ribbon or a gold pipe cleaner and tie/twist into a bow.
Supplies Needed; Turkey print out (see below), crayons or markers, and 20 fall colored candies. For our candies we used peanut butter m&m's, but you can easily substitute for candy corn, skittles, gummy bears, raisins or even grapes.
Instructions; Have children color turkey as desired. give them 20 candies and instruct them to place them in the circles (as shown below). For older children, you can ask them to create specific patterns or to add/subtract candies as a math integration activity.
Let the Children create their own feast and explore how other cultures share this day.
Read: “Duck for Turkey Day” by Jacqueline Jules and Kathryn Mitter. Tuyet’s family is from Vietnam, and their family is having duck. She is worried about what her friends might think. But she finds out that many of her friends are having everything from roast beef to enchiladas. A great story to explore diversity as it is reflected in how Thanksgiving is celebrated in America.
Materials needed: Paper place mat, magazines with food pictures, crayons or markers.
Pictures of the different food groups, a paper plate to add that food to the foods they would like to eat at the Thanksgiving meal. Discuss the “My Plate” nutrition graph.
Directions: Discuss the “My Plate” food groups. After singing the song let the children create their own feast on to their paper place mat. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/