Thanksgiving Feast in the Kindergarten Classroom:)

What a day it was. I didn’t expected from five year olds in my son’s classroom to be so interested and involved in food preparation and real cooking. We had a blast. With a great teacher, few dedicated parents and wonderful kids , this kindergarten class had a Thanksgiving feast to remember.
Teacher prepared the list of nice food ideas and activities for kids to do and make like: butter making, turkey sandwiches, fruit salad, pumpkin pudding.
I had an idea to make something healthy but fun, so we decided to make a little dish with turkey off course.
Turkey meatball lollipops & dip.

Healthy Turkey Meatballs Recipe


-1 small red onion, grate
-1 large egg
-1/4 cup dried whole wheat bread crumbs
-1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
-1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1 teaspoon sea salt
-1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
-1 pound ground dark turkey meat

Add the onion, egg, bread crumbs, cilantro, Parmesan, salt and pepper to a large bowl and blend. Mix in the turkey. Shape the turkey mixture into 1 1/4-inch-diameter meatballs.

Place on a large plate or baking sheet. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Arrange meatballs on the baking sheet and drizzle meatballs with little olive oil.
Bake them for 45-50 minutes.
Serve with your favorite Marinara sauce or drizzle turkey meatballs with gravy.

Kids pealed the corn.

Moms and teacher cooked the corn.

Kids were able to made real turkey meatballs and they did fantastic job.

Turkey lollipop on pumpernickel stick and turkey gravy.

Kids made fruit salad.

Kids made Pumpkin pudding.

Kids ate well. Everybody raised a glass for Happy Thanksgiving and tell each other why are they thankful for.
Wonderful children, great Holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!

Turkey Meatballs



  1. Must be wonderful! As my kids are bit bigger this year they did not do any parties for Thanksgiving. I miss Kindergarten, they always have fun parties! :))

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