Most people know how much hard work goes into cooking a Thanksgiving dinner. I think after this week the children at Little Munchkins can appreciate the work it takes to make it!
The toddlers & twos made place mats for their table. We all went on a walk around our yard collecting beautiful things from nature.
Once we had our leaves and flowers we set them out to dry and began painting our place mats.
After the mats were dry we applied mac tac to the backs and let the children stick the things they collected from outside.
The finished product turned out so beautiful and really brought our table together. After dinner you can easily wipe these off and hang them in a window!
The preschoolers went outside and collected wild flowers to put in vases to decorate the tables.
The after schoolers made a "Thankful Tree" centerpiece for their table. We collected things from outside, glued them on, and made tags of what we were thankful for and hung them from the branches.
This turned out amazing! Everyone helped and it turned into quite the conversation piece amongst all the kids and staff!
Now it's time to get cooking...!
The children made rolls, apple crisp, peeled and cut carrots and potatoes, set the table, and even made place cards for themselves. After a week of preparation the children finally got to sit down together and enjoy a beautiful meal together. We hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!
The Little Munchkins Family