A couple of weeks ago we met up with our playgroup in the park to Talk Turkey!
The kiddos made turkeys. The moms helped their kiddos make their very own little turkey and the kiddos were prompted to come up with things they were thankful for this thanksgiving. The things they are thankful for at this age is priceless. When I got home I made certain to write them down. Our toddler was thankful for her toddler bed. Our preschooler was thankful for his sisters, how awesome is that! And our first grader was thankful for her family, all of them, she clarified in case there was any confusion. I am so glad I wrote them down so that years from now I can look back on that day in the park and have fond memories, what a treasure! And that is one of the many things I am Thankful for this Thanksgiving, specifically, the opportunity to meet such amazing moms and their kiddos through our playgroup and share events like this one with them.
After all that Turkey Talk we had our own little Thanksgiving. Everyone was asked to bring a dish to share for lunch as well as their own plates, cups, and utensils. We had:
- PB & J squares
- Veggies & dip
- Cheese sticks
It was totally a Toddlers Thanksgiving feast.
After we had lunch we went on a quick Tot’s Trot and little ones were each given a brown bag with an apple, apple crisp recipe, instant oatmeal packet, and stickers inside to use as a marking device in order to indicate when they located the items glued to the outside of their bags for the mini scavenger hunt. Thank you for sharing this toddler friendly scavenger hunt From Chalkboard to Strollers (awesome blog, be sure to check it out!).
We had such a wonderful time. It was an enjoyable morning for the kiddos and moms. I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the other moms and having time for adult conversation while the little ones played on the playground. We also lucked out with regard to the weather, it was amazing! I had asked the moms to please dress children accordingly. Bring layers and hats and mittens if the weather calls for them but thankfully the kiddos were able to shed those layers because it was a warm sunny day.
I had such a wonderful time, the kiddos, and other moms seemed to as well, I think we will make this an annual event, a fun-filled Thanksgiving celebration in the park!