School Age Child Care: Thankful Hearts, Helping Hands

Last updated: October 31, 2019, at 9:59 a.m. PT

Originally published: October 31, 2019, at 9:24 a.m. PT

Moms and Daughters Smiling for Camera

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Check out our November theme: Thankful Hearts, Helping Hands.

Balloons and Birds representing STEM curriculum activity


Flying Birds

In this activity, students will create their own birds and explore the effects of static electricity.

Epsom Salt and Food Coloring representing a Career-Connected Learning lesson plan

Career-Connected Learning

Giving Back

In this lesson, students will generate ideas about service learning and discuss the benefits of giving back. They will think about how service learning can support them as they look toward their futures. In the spirit of giving back, they will also have a closing activity focused on “self-care.”

Students hands working on craft project, as part of arts curriculum lesson plan.


Gratitude Turkeys

We are thankful! Students will have the opportunity to generate ideas of gratitude as they create their own Gratitude Turkeys!

Boy showing his homemade coupon


Give Back Coupons

Let us express our gratitude to others by creating a coupon book to give back to the ones that we love.

Kids running outside


Presidential Race

Let’s MOVE while we learn about the Electoral College. Students will learn about the process of electing a new president as they get their heart rates up!

Colorful celebration

Diversity & Global Learning


With the season of celebrations upon us, students will go global as they work together to study celebrations around the world.