Have you ever experienced Thanksgiving in Japan? Every year at Language House, we bring some American history to our school to celebrate the holiday!
For the last few days before the actual day of Thanksgiving, we spent time making Pilgrim hats, Native American feather headdresses, and turkey headbands.
We also spent time making dreamcatchers, which are a part of Native American culture. It’s important for us to understand both the story of the Pilgrims and the Native Americans when talking about Thanksgiving, since both groups of people have different perspectives.
On the day of Thanksgiving, which falls on a Thursday every year, we invited the preschoolers to watch us perform our skit that we had rehearsed.
We also had everyone bring in some food for our Thanksgiving feast! We brought in various types of vegetables to wash and insert into a yummy soup, as well as some fruit for a refreshing fruit salad.
The performance and the feast were both so much fun!! We love being able to celebrate fall together in a way that’s not common in Japan.
Every Thanksgiving, we like to show appreciation for what we have in our lives. ILH is thankful for such warm-hearted kids, a cooperative team of teachers, and a happy atmosphere where we can share our languages with each other.
What are you thankful for?