Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Preparing for Thanksgiving

We had school on Monday Nov 22 but I have decided to take the rest of the week off. YAY!!!
We have been working hard to learn more about the 1st Thanksgiving by doing a lap book from Hands of a child. The kids had fun and we learned a lot. The lap book included a few recipes (they think) were made for the first Thanksgiving so we are going to include them in our Thanksgiving this year.

This is the cover of the Lap book.

We have also been doing a I'm thankful Turkey every day. Each day the children write down something they are thankful for on the feathers of the turkey.

For a writing assignment each child worked on a Acrostic Poem using the word THANKSGIVING. Princess did her Independently while Little man needed a bit of help.

After school yesterday the kids helped with the baking and so far we have made banana bread, sugar cookies and candy corn! I don't have pictures of this as I was up to my elbows with flour:).

Today the kids decorated the sugar cookies.

Made chocolate chip cookies

Made Oatmeal raisin cookies

and helped make pumpkin bread.

Tomorrow is pumpkin pie and then I think we will be all done with the baking. Boy does our house smell good!!! I plan on freezing a portion of all the cookies so we will have some for Christmas and New year.



  1. Coming over from the Hip Homeschool Hop. Looks like you've done a lot of fun activities. My kids love to help cook. Love the thankful turkeys.

  2. I love taking time off of normal activities to focus on seasonal one's!!!

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful week!


  3. Looks great Anna-Marie and so much fun! I don't do alot of baking/cooking for Thanksgiving since my parents and my husband's parents are local and we gather at grandparent's houses for Thanksgiving! :) We made Thankful Turkeys today and I will be posting them soon! I can smell all your yummy baking from here ;)
    God bless!

  4. This is a lovely blog which I've hopped over to from the UK where we are not yet preparing for Christmas (no Thanksgiving here) Unless shopping like lunatics counts. You have a super family too. I've just become your latest follower. Have a great Thanksgiving

  5. Hi Anna-Marie!
    Happy Thanksgiving Eve and clicked a vote for you always! :)
    Have a great day!

  6. Hi Sarah and Heather,
    thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I will be checking yours out soon

  7. HI Tracey,
    Happy Thanksgiving to your family as well. Thanks for the vote!

  8. Hi Facing50,
    Where in England are you? I am following you back and thought your posts were hysterical:)

  9. Hi! I'm pretty sure I've been following, but thanks for stopping by for the Its Hump Day Hop. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

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    New follower from blog hop. Just asking for a follow back. Also I have a giveaway with really low entries. (under the give away tab) $149 booster for cell phone car kit. Please stop by. Maybe the darn entry form isn't working. Maybe my blogger page isn't working. I'm not sure. I can only open it in Firefox. Not IE, I'm getting so frustrated. I am new at this. Can you tell?

  11. New follower via Wednesday Blog Hop :)
    Jen @ My Secret Home

  12. http://realmomreviews.blogspot.com/
    Following your blog!
    Please follow back!

  13. HI Laurie, Jen and Skye thanks for following and I am following you back:) Looking forward to getting to know each of you on your blogs.

  14. Happy Thanksgiving Anna-Marie! I popped in to catch up and vote for you. We have had a very busy week. I have missed everyone and blogging, but I needed this break. I will come back next week ready to get back into posting and blog hopping.

  15. HI Lynda,
    Hope your Thanksgiving is peaceful and full of family:)

  16. Hi and thanks for the visit. In answer to your question we live in between the Peak District and Lichfield in rural Staffordshire. Where are you? Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. At least it was a lovely day if not a little cold :)

  17. Hi Anna-Marie!
    We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    I clicked a vote for you today, Friday! :)

  18. I hope you also had a peaceful Thanksgiving, Anna-Marie. Ours was wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Lots of movies, puzzles, and games, and a little turkey. I voted for you today.