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Harvest Fun Day

Back in November, I volunteered in McKayla's classroom for their Fall Harvest Fun Day. They had different activities in each center and the kids rotated through each one.

My center was "Thanksgiving Dinner". I had a lot of food pictures cut out from magazines, paper plates and glue. The kids picked through the pictures and made their Thanksgiving dinner. Some kids went all out with all kinds of varieties, while others went with just sweets. I had to cut off a couple kids b/c they just kept adding and adding pictures, to the point they were covering up their previously glued pictures. LOL Then I had some that only had 1 or 2 items glued and no amount of push from me would change their mind. (I wished I'd gotten pictures of their plates, some of the creativity was pretty cool, but my hands were a little full LOL).

My friend Amy had the Turkey table. They made these cute little turkeys from oreo cookies, candy corn and hershey's kiss. Yum!

Then we had this center: Markers, paint, their hands and a poem. The poem says:
This isn't just a turkey,
As anyone can see.
I made it with my hand,
Which is part of me.
It comes with lots of love
Especially to say,
I hope you have a very
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Ms. Pam (their teacher) had a center where she handed these out. I'm not sure exactly what she did in her center as I was busy with my kids, but I know she read them a book and explained what was in the bags.

Harvest Blessing Mix
Each ingredient in this snack-mix symbolizes something associated with the Harvest Season (Thanksgiving).
Bugles ~ represents a cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
Pretzels ~ represents arms folded in thanks and prayer.
Candy Corn/Corn Nuts ~ during the first Winter, the pilgrims were each allotted only 5 kernels per day because food was so scarce.
Dried/Candy Fruits ~ Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest.
Peanuts/Sunflower Seeds ~ seeds represent the potential of a bountiful harvest for the next season if they are planted and well tended.

After all the activities were completed, then it was time to eat! (Forgive the white blobs, I whited out the other kids faces for privacy.)

While they were snacking, I walked around taking pictures of McKayla's creations.

 I think everyone had a great time at their Harvest Fun Day, I know McKayla and I did. She was pretty happy just having Mommy in her class for the afternoon. :-)


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