Children's Circle preschoolers celebrate Thanksgiving with crafts, music

Nov 18, 2022

Though it’s still a week away, the preschoolers at the Children's Circle Nursery School are very much ready for Thanksgiving.

The students, clad in turkey headwear, conducted their yearly presentation on Nov. 17 at the Dartmouth Congregational Church’s auditorium in front of their families, singing songs, dancing, and showing off their drum skills.

According to preschool director Samantha Barrett, she and fellow instructor Amy Bettencourt spent the past four weeks with the kids to get the routine down for the big day.

“And they sing the songs all day long,” she said.

Additionally, the kids recorded some of their favorite holiday recipes, with one student saying that it is best to pair a Thanksgiving turkey with lettuce, shrimp, and ramen. Another, possibly inspired by Will Ferrell’s Buddy the Elf, said she likes her turkey with sprinkles, syrup and cheese.

The preschoolers also decorated and colored cut out turkeys, with some covered in elbow macaroni, while another was designed like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Another activity was to fill out a turkey feather with what each student was thankful for this year. One student said she was “thankful for JoJo and her dogs Cocoa and Tucker who only has three legs.” Another was also into the simple things in life, saying she is thankful for “spinning in flowers in a blue dress,” along with spending time with her grandma and friend.

All this Barrett said, helped prepare the children for the event allowed them to focus on what is important

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it,” she said with a smile.