For the last 4 years, Grace preschoolers have enjoyed a Stone Soup Thanksgiving celebration.
It gives us a chance to not only learn about thankfulness, but about sharing. It definitely matches Grace’s mission: Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve! Continue Reading
One of the first social skills we teach to toddlers is to say “thank you” … and we follow up on that in preschool.
If a big kid holds the door for you, if a teacher hands you a snack, if someone compliments your cute new boots, you say “Thanks”!
There’s a lot to be thankful for, and this time of year we spend time talking about it … and doing something about it. Continue Reading
Grace preschoolers have become pen pals with my Benedictine Catholic Sisters this year. It’s one of our service projects, but you’d be hard pressed to figure out who is benefitting more from the experience.
The Sisters love getting their letters, and the kids can’t wait for their replies! Continue Reading
Preschoolers love Thanksgiving … but then, preschoolers love all holidays. We get to draw pictures, sing songs and have parties, Yay!!!
Thanksgiving is extra special in a Catholic preschool, because we get to focus on our blessings. What has God given us that we can be thankful for? What does God give us every day? Continue Reading
Every year in preschool, we talk about being thankful for all the blessings God gives us. It’s a wonderful day that we all enjoy.
First, I sing “Thank You, God” from Hi God 1 by Carey Landry. Next, we name all many things we are thankful for. I always make sure every child has the chance to share an idea. (And if you work with preschoolers, you know that can be tricky when some are “shouty” and others timid.) Continue Reading
We had one of the most exciting days of the year last week when we made Turkey Hats. This is a project I found a long time ago, but of course can’t remember where. We all love to make the hats, and the kids look soooo cute afterwards!! Continue Reading