"These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

Thursday, November 17, 2011

T is for Thanksgiving!

I honestly can't believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving.  I really feel like it popped out of nowhere.  The busier we get the more I feel like time is flying by. I feel like I'm still behind from the big storm we had a few weeks ago and I've been playing catch-up ever since.  
This week we are focusing on the letter T for Thanksgiving and Turkey.  Next week we plan to take a break, but I do have a craft planned for every day leading up to Thanksgiving. I am also making a Thanksgiving activity box with a Thanksgiving Tot book and different learning activities using a combination of links. (I'll share below)

The books we read this week:
  Happy Thanksgiving Curious George

 The Story of Thanksgiving

Our memory verse: "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 118:1

The kids made Autumn trees using tissue paper and paper towel rolls.  This was a great activity that required cutting, painting, taping, painting, gluing and pinching of the tissue paper.  They really seemed to enjoy this activity.  This craft can be found at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
Our Autumn Trees
For the past few weeks we have had a simple sensory box, that the kids had SO much fun with.  In the bin I put real pine cones, fake leaves that were all different colors and textures, and 2 different kinds of fake pumpkins.  The smaller pumpkins had a smooth texture and the larger pumpkins had small beads on the outside giving them a great texture.  The kids loves filling other containers with the items and one of their favorite things to do with the box was to use the pumpkins in the play kitchen to make pretend pumpkin pie.  We had at least one or two occasions where one of the kids took a pumpkin with them in the car.
Our Harvest Bin
We have been using worksheets from 1+1+1=1 in their raising Rock Stars Preschool section.  
Here is Peanut using the letter T writing pages.  It is rare to see concentration like this from him!
We also enjoy using the printable play dough mats from Homeschool Creations.
Sassy making her letter T
For our Wednesday play date the kids all made Thanksgiving place mats to use on Thanksgiving day.  They colored with markers, used stickers and glued on some leaves from our sensory bin.  Once they are dry I am laminating them with clear contact paper to keep the paper clean and dry.
Peanut and Princess making their place mats.

Our finished place mats
Next week:
 For our Tot book, I am using Thanksgiving Tot book printables from 2 of my most favorite blogs,  1+1+1=1, and Homeschool Creations .

I also found a very cute pumpkin activity on Crayon Frecklesa mini book from   Playing with Words 365, a thanksgiving timeline from  , the Thanksgiving math kit from Little Adventures Preschool and a Thanksgiving Tot Book from 2 Teaching Mommies.  That should keep them busy right?

So that is our homeschool week.  It's been busy, but fun.  I hope your week went as well as ours.  I have many things in the works for the site and I can't wait to share all of them with you!

"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever." Psalm 118:1

God Bless!

Mommy Provost



  1. What fun - the placemats look awesome! I wanted to invite you to link up at TGIF Linky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - Beth =-)

  2. I just joined the party. What an awesome resource for ideas! Thanks for the invite!

  3. Your trees look beautiful. Such a pretty blog background. Hopping over from TGIF,

  4. We did T is for Thanksgiving and Turkey too :)

    I think we need to get the Curious George Book for next year!

    Stopping by from TGIF.

    Sierra @ his4homeschooling.blogspot.com

  5. I think this George book is one of my favorites!