Being British, I have never before celebrated (or really acknowledged) Thanksgiving. However, this year my boss told us that since we are in an International Kindergarten, we would have a small celebration.
I’m not exactly sure what my children took away from learning about Thanksgiving in their English lessons; I taught them the phrase ‘Happy Thanksgiving’, names of food consumed on Thanksgiving and got them to tell me what they are thankful for. Most said mummy or daddy, which was sweet. At least I know for sure that they now know what a turkey is – whenever I show them a photo of one they start impersonating the sounds and movement of a turkey, (I started them off, of course) we had a great class that day!
One lesson that went down well was making a Turkey from autumn leaves. I think they turned out pretty well! (I’m aware that a turkey is supposed to have a wattle, but there simply was not enough time to prepare it!)