Sunday, November 21, 2010

School Plans: Thanksgiving

This week we're focusing on Thanksgiving. The boys have been counting down to this holiday for over a month now. I'm not sure if it's the whole Thanksgiving thing or the fact that they know next in line is Christmas. Either way, we're gearing up for some fun Thanksgiving around here.

We've also got some fun craft plans we're hoping to tackle this week. Some of which we've posted all ready, and some we've stumbled upon since then. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to make Plymouth Rock cookies or these mini bow & arrows.

We're also using this Thanksgiving Lapbook that I picked up from Currclick. This is actually a fun little lapbook for us, because while we have a few Thanksgiving books here you won't need them because this nifty little book has all the info inside of it! We will, of course, still be reading our Thanksgiving books, but it's nice to know that we won't have to panic if the info we're looking for aren't in the books we have.

Remember the Scripture Adventure Give Thanks book I shared about? We're still working on that one too, and from what I understand you can obtain it free now directly through Scripture Adventure, but you'll have to submit your email address. It's well worth the meagre price Currclick was selling it at, so scooping it up while it's free is a huge bargain! It's loaded with crafts, recipes, stories, hymns, and more!

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We're also rounding up some games and crafts for our Thanksgiving Dinner. I'm pretty sure this Boat Race will be a huge hit with everyone, I just have to keep the balloons and recycling safe until then! There's also the Chopstick Pass Along, because I don't think we'll be able to find a small enough pumpkin for the typical Pumpkin Pass type game. I also thought Put On A Happy Snood would be downright hilarious to play, we'll have to see if we can get enough snoods made!

That's amongst all of our Thanksgiving Feast baking. Morgan is determined to see how I make the pies because Gram told him that I make the best pie crust ever. He's certain I have a secret ingredient. (Seriously, if you're kids balk at eating something tell them there's a secret ingredient in it and you can't tell them until they've tasted it. And honestly, anything they don't know is in it counts as a secret ingredient!) I also have to locate my Great-grandmother's recipe for corn pudding, and attempt to make her fruit salad too. Thanksgiving wouldn't be right without the corn pudding, and Mr S really wants that fruit salad! Between you, me, & the computer screen I think he's in it for the marshmallows, but who can blame him, right?


Phyllis said...

Thank you for this wonderful list of Thanksgiving activities!

Tracey said...

Yes, thanks Kendra!