Thanksgiving Fun

Monday, November 17, 2008


Ok, I admit I've been a little preoccupied lately with a couple of projects (fun, but time consuming), work (not so much fun, but thankful to have it) and a couple of snuffly kids (who have passed the sniffles on to me ~ I'll try not to sneeze on you). I apologize for slacking on the posts. I will try to get back on track here, I promise. Seriously, I think Congress should pass a Mom-Sanity-Savings bill that adds an extra hour per day from Halloween through New Year's. I'll get right on that.

In the meantime, we've got to get moving on Thanksgiving! I've got some great crafts, recipes and books to share to keep the kiddos busy. Try them out and let me know what you think.
Tip Junkie has a great post with lots of fun Thanksgiving ideas. I love the pilgrim hat cookies. They certainly aren't health food, but they are very cute. The fruit gobbler is a healthier option, and a cute idea for your holiday table. If you have company coming, this could be fun for the kids to make while the grown ups prepare the feast and watch football.
Family Fun has directions for everything from place cards, to chair covers and pinatas. Lots of great ideas here. In particular, I found Spuds McTurkey a hoot. We may try the chair covers using pillow cases.

Here's an online Turkey Match game. And a Thanksgiving Story for young ones. And some print and play turkey mazes. Thanksgiving coloring pages. Make a thankful wreath (also can be make by tracing and cutting child's hand prints and writing something they are thankful for on each hand). Make a wild turkey.
Funschool has some cool online games and activity pages.

Find Thanksgiving poems here. And more poems and songs here.

Macy's Day Parade info and history. Scholastic's First Thanksgiving page.

Thanksgiving related lesson plans can be found here. Why leaves change color. Plus, Thanksgiving history from The History Channel.

Some of our favorite books on the subject are:
In November, by Cynthia Rylant
Over the River and Through the Woods
The Night Before Thanksgiving, by Natasha Wing
Thanksgiving on Thursday, by Mary Pope Osbourne
Thanksgiving Is, by Gail Gibbons
And, since you are reading...why not make a bookmark or two?
angie said...

What great links. THANK YOU!

Laurie said...

You're SO awesome for putting so many great links into one concise post!!! This would've taken me forever to find, so thank you so much!!!!

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