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PRE Thanksgiving Festivities

November 19, 2009

Today was full of Thanksgiving festivities for the kids … I as in charge of playgroup and scheduled a little Thanksgiving activity this morning, quickly followed by the kids Thanksgiving feasts at school. Add to that the special snack the 4th grader requested to take to school today for her party today, and it was a late Wednesday night.

In preparing for playgroup I found some really fun activities that I thought I’d share. Only two made it to our playgroup agenda, but the others might be good activities for your kids in the hours leading up to the feast.

Oreo Cookie Turkeys
Pilgrim Hat for BoysPilgrim Hat for Girls
Thanks and Giving Tree family activity – a good FHE activity
Thanksgiving songs for preschoolers

Gobbling Turkey Apples (snack) was a huge hit with the playgroup kids and something small fingers could do pretty easily.

Paper Cup Turkey – I’m thinking these will make great place cards for our Thanksgiving table!

Late yesterday afternoon the 4th grader explained that her class had earned a movie party and they could bring snacks to class if they brought enough for everyone. She had some elaborate plan to make sugar cookies in the shape of hands to look like turkeys and asked to make the sugar cookie dough. I handed her the recipe and she made it, stuck it in the fridge, and ran off to Activity Day girls at church. There wasn’t time to make hand-print turkeys using sugar cookie dough, even if I do have a hand cookie cutter. But I was able to pull this off (pretty stinkin’ cute if you ask me) and thankfully it was an acceptable substitute:

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