Wednesday, November 25, 2009

T is for Turkey and Thanksgiving

I know I am a little late in posting this. It's been a busy week so far. Drew battled a fever for about 36 hours but seems to be better now.

The last week and a half we have been talking about the letter "T". We have done lots of turkey and Thanksgiving activities. We made handpainted turkeys.We made a couple different kinds of turkeys just cutting shapes out of construction paper.Here is a picture of our Thanksgiving tree. For the last week we have each written down one thing each day that we are thankful for on a leaf and then we put it on our tree. The boys had fun with this activity. I cut out a large circle from cardstock. This was our "plate". I gave them each some grocery ads. I told them to pick out what they would chose to eat if they could plan the Thanksgiving dinner. It was pretty interesting to see what they picked. They cut out the different foods and then glued them onto their plates. This was Brodies.He picked ham, oranges, corn, broccoli, blueberries and at the last minute found some candy canes.

Then here is Drews. He picked peanut butter and jelly, donuts, cookies, juice, chocolate milk and marshmallows!We also did some crafts with Indians and Pilgrims. We talked about how the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to hunt and plant. It was funny, because you can just see the wheels turning in Brodie's head. Then today he asked me, "are the Pilgrims and the Indians coming to our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow?"

Tonight was family night. We made these cute turkey cookies. Even Jake who is almost 14 said "Gee mom, this was a really good idea, this is fun!" That made me smile.


juliecache said...

the kids' dinner choices are hilarious. did everyone do the thankful leaves on the tree?

~Sara said...

Yes, everyone did the leaves.

Miller Moments said...

Great projects! I love the cookies, so cute.