Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thanksgiving Treats & Crafts Ideas

Here is a list of some fun things to do for Thanksgiving in the next week or so or on Thanksgiving Day.
Books to Read

Thanksgiving Day by Gail Gibbons Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving by Ann Mcgovern The First Thanksgiving by Linda Hayward This First Thanksgiving Day: A Counting Story by Laura Krauss Melmed The Story of Thanksgiving by Nancy J. Skarmeas P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet by Carol Crane The Story of the Pilgrims by Katharine Ross The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dalgliesh Thanksgiving Is... by Gail Gibbons Thanksgiving Is for Giving Thanks by Margaret Sutherland Clifford's Thanksgiving Visit by Norman Bridwell A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman Arts & Crafts

Make Pinecone Turkeys (with paper feathers would be easy too)
Hand traced-turkeys (glue on construction paper feathers, orange foam triangles for the feet and the beak, red foam circles for the wattle and a googly eye)
Indian Corn (coloring marshmallows with markers in red, orange, yellow and brown and glueing them). This counts as a treat too.

Color this Cornucopia coloring page

Make Ginny's beeswax leaf garland or beeswax leaves for decoration on your table. we actually got our act together and did this and this is our garland on our mantle.

There's still time to do a Thanksgiving Countdown Turkey

Some other cute ones:

Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece

Pilgrim hat

Finally, Make & Takes has even more ideas here and here.
Yummy Treats

Make Oreo Candy Corn Turkeys

Make Pumpkin Yogurt Popsicles

Mix a rough 2:1:1 ratio of vanilla yogurt, canned pumpkin, juice (we happened to have carrot apple baby juice). Stir until homogenized and then using a funnel pour into popsicle molds. Freeze and then enjoy.

I also love this Fruit Gobbler from Family Fun as a great centerpiece decoration and appetizer to munch on before dinner.
Sing the Turkey Dinner Song
(Sing to the tune of Frère Jacques) Turkey Dinner, turkey dinner, Gather round, gather round, Who will get the drumstick? Yummy, yummy drumstick, All sit down, all sit down. Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing, Puddin' pie, one foot high, All of us were thinner Until we came to dinner; Me oh my! Me oh my!
Happy Thanksgiving!!


Patty said...

WHat a lovely collection of books that you picked out. Well done!

Kat said...

You have some great ideas! And I use that same brand of pumpkin! Yum! We are so making organic pumpkin pops, thank! Glad I found your blog.

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