Our Thanksgiving chart

Before heading off to enjoy our Thanksgiving feast, we took a few minutes to share what we were thankful for…

As each child chose something to be thankful for, I printed their word on a sticky note and added a picture….

I gave the children their thankful notes and invited them to add their notes to our thankful chart…

We left more pads of sticky note paper on the table so the children could add more thankful notes to our chart throughout the morning as they wished…

Some of the children drew pictures on their notepads…

And others “wrote” words of thankfulness…

A very simple way to share our thoughts of thankfulness with each other!


I hope you have many things to be thankful for too and have a very

Happy Thanksgiving Day!

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By |2012-11-21T23:53:52+00:00November 21st, 2012|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Susan Case November 22, 2012 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. Penny November 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful, simple thanksgiving idea. We don’t celebrate thanksgiving in Australia but I think this activity would be perfect almost every week. I think I might do it with Miss Possum today!

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