Sunday, November 27, 2011

Our Thanksgiving ideas, crafts and SHOW

Our Turkey Veggie Tray! (or is it a Dog ??)
We had a few Turkish friends over during the Thanksgiving dinner, we asked one of them what he thought this was.  He thought for a bit and then said a DOG! Ha ha ~ I laughed pretty hard because of course all the Americans said a Turkey because they knew that is what it is suppose to be. So really what does this veggie try look like?(lol)

If you remember our little tp tube pumpkins, they became our napkin and name tag holders!!! This was a great way to reuse our craft for the Thanksgiving table. :)
In order to teach my kids about Thanksgiving and the history  I decided to do a few crafts to help as aids. It helps me to tell the story, I am not the best teacher but I can do much better when I have a craft to point to. So here is what we did..
Thanksgiving Crafts 

Pilgrim paper bonnets and pilgrim paper hat.
Water bottle boats to represent the Mayflower.

Our fun corn craft. Popcorn corn of plenty.

This is a PERFECT craft for little boys. My little guy doesn't love crafts so much right now but he loves to EAT and sooooo this worked out perfect, half in the mouth half on the craft.

Cardboard tube pilgrims and Indians.
We used one long thin tube and turned it into the pilgrims and Indians.

My oldest daughter came to me a day before we celebrated Thanksgiving and asked if she could do a show. She incorporated all the crafts we had made and came up with a show all on her own, that she preformed at our friends house on Thanksgiving day. We were really proud of her. It was fun for her to be excited about her own cultures history and watch her talents come out.

She used the corn to show a great harvest had finally come to the Pilgrims. 

Here she is at the beginning of her little 'show'.

Off I go to start thinking and planning for her 8 year old Birthday and Birthday cake that is in 3 days. ~ 
In our west corner of Turkey having enjoyed a weekend of our American traditions.


Unknown said...

What a fun way to celebrate! I loved the Tur-dog veggie plate!

Betsy de Cruz said...

Wow! I love the little stage and paper tube Pilgrims and Indians! We may do this next year! Putting on a little show is a great idea.

Wish I'd been at your house! :-)

Anonymous said...

I love all of your adoreable crafts. I bet your kids had a great time!
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Beth ( said...

Your veggie tray is AMAZING & I love the corn craft! WOW! I am your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-) I also wanted to invite you over to link up at TGIF Linky Party -
Beth =-)

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