Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tot School Tuesday - Indians and Pilgrims

NOTE: This theme is meant as an introduction to Native Americans and Pilgrims. I have intentionally used the word Indian to introduce the letter I. Indian, however, is not an accurate description of Native Americans. For more information please see this link. There are also many different tribes of Native Americans that have very different traditions. Though the Pilgrims were in contact with the Wampanoag, this theme introduces ideas from many different tribes.

Today we talked all about Indians and Pilgrims!  It was an introduction of the people involved in the Thanksgiving tradition, rather than Thanksgiving traditions themselves.  We started our day by building with blocks and Lincoln logs.
 We love the slide!
 Snack was carrots, celery and almond butter.  Some kids licked their plates clean while others weren't that interested :)
 We made a toss and catch game with craft sticks, rope and pipe cleaners.  It's really tricky, but fun to try and catch the ring on the craft stick.
 We played with glue and feathers, and then had feathers stuck to EVERYTHING for the rest of the day :)
 We also colored on sandpaper as mock petroglyphs.
 EMan playing with the Indians and Pilgrims Tot Pack games.
 We love the tot packs so much that I also have two copies of the Alphabet Pages around just to play with every day :).  It cuts down on the arguments over the themed pack of the day, a very good thing.


  1. So funny, the craft stick game, I thought it was supposed to be a kids style dream catcher because of the indians. I always wait to check the blog to figure out the mystery crafts to me.