Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Crafts and fun

Yes...we sort of stalled out on the start of Jamestown...and are working on the actual Pilgrims themselves this month.  It's November, so not a total wash out.  Pilgrim study...November...they just go together.
But still, we should have finished Daniel Boone already and been starting on Lewis & Clark right now. Just for the record, I can already tell you we will, yet again, be stalled out on Daniel Boone.  I have a clan of Daniel Boone followers here.  We will definitely have to extend that unit beyond 6 weeks just to appease the masses here!

Ok...pilgrims:
Cindy Downes and Oklahoma Homeschool....love this site.  I get a good start to my idea planning here.
A neat find from Amazon...a cut-n-build 3D Mayflower!
Activity Village pages for all manner of Thanksgiving fun...crafts, puzzles and more!
The Toy Maker has some fun crafts for the Thanksgiving theme
a sort of origami turkey...
Artists Helping Children site...well worth a look-thru the whole site, but today my focuse was Mayflower boats to build (a fun foam one here)
and a milk carton one...Martha Stewart has a small version here...a walnut shell Mayflower...another walnut shell version...
more folding paper boats (an ehow video)
Pitara makes one using a cork...
origami boats...and several other origami crafts...
Pilgrim Centerpiece made from styrofoam balls...
or one made with condiment bottles....
coffee filter turkeys...
BHG's Pilgrim Family and Indian Family paper tube people...
Parents Magazine shares how to make napkin ring turkeys (I'm thinking colored cardstock instead of foam)
how about paper serving baskets? or small ones filled with a treat to share with neighbors and family?
marshmellow pilgrim hat treat :o)
Easy Fun School, of course...

and for later, with our pioneers and Little House studies....a covered wagon :o)

and no Thanksgiving plans should be without the reading of An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott.  The movie version...while not bad, is just not the story and well, it's really shouldn't be called the same :o(

3 comments:

FairyLover said...

Great ideas for Thanksgiving. I'll be using a few of these I know.

Kathi

Debi said...

I've enjoyed looking through your blog - so informative, thank you!

mommyx12 said...

I just found your blog through a Pray and Prayer Curriculum search. I see that you have done this. Did your family enjoy it and did it work for you?