Wednesday, November 27, 2013

14 Days of Thanksgiving - day 13

Thanksgiving Games
Thanksgiving at Activity Village

Avalon
The description doesn't mention Thanksgiving, and I haven't seen this one either, so I have no idea what it has to do with Thanksgiving.
Description from IMDB:
A Polish-Jewish family comes to the USA at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.











When a float in the Coolsville Thanksgiving Parade comes to life, it's up to Scooby & the gang to find the culprit & solve the mystery.

Great for young Scooby-Doo fans











Is your child a fan of "Bear in the Big Blue House"? If he is, he's sure to enjoy this Thanksgiving book featuring Bear and friends.
Treelo tries to help prepare for Thanksgiving, but just seems to be in the way. So, he decides to find somewhere else to spend Thanskgiving. After searching, and not finding anywhere to go, he smells something delicious. He follows the smell & ends up back at the Big Blue House, where he learns that his friends have been searching for him & that they all want him there for Thanksgiving.

This is a silly, rhyming story great for young kids who are learning to count. You start with 10 turkeys sitting on a fence. One by one, they do something silly that takes them off the fence, each with a GOBBLE GOBBLE WIBBLE WOBBLE.












DIY Thanksgiving Crafts:
 

I said that somewhere in these posts I'd tell you about our Thanksgiving. Well, since were at day 13 already, I should probably do that. Our plan for Thanksgiving is for it to be as relaxing & stress-free as possible. Thanksgiving day will find us at home, just us four. We will watch a movie or some tv - maybe the Holiday Special episode of Mythbusters or something totally unrelated to Thanksgiving like Doctor Who. We'll probably play a game or two (or three or four). 
Our menu is simple & very nontraditional. We were aiming for something kind of special, maybe something new, but not the giant, expensive feast we generally do:
baked apples - my husband refers to my baked apples as a culinary orgasm & they are kind of expected for special meals or holidays
crepes with cherries, blackberries, apples, and topped with coconut whipped cream
Turkish delight
fresh baked bread
flatbread wraps with bison, tomatoes, lettuce, sauteed mushrooms & onions, & a choice of sour cream or a creamy tahini sauce

Friday will find us at my step-mom's house for Thanksgiving. We'll do the big, traditional feast there. I'll be bringing my homemade pumpkin bread, banana bread, and I'm thinking of making apple bread & a caramel sauce to drizzle over it. We always have a great time with this side of the family, and I'm looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving with them.

By the way, the reason I have used the descriptions from IMDB & Goodreads for so many of the books & movies is that I'm writing as many of these posts as I can ahead of time. So, we haven't had the opportunity to read all the books & watch all the movies, yet.