Saturday, November 16, 2013

14 Days of Thanksgiving - day 2

Thanksgiving Planning Guide
Fun idea for the kids on Thanksgiving day - Find the Turkeys!
Turkey Trivia

In Arthur's Thanksgiving, Arthur is made director of the school's Thanksgiving play. Part of his job is casting. Each of his friends has a specific idea of what role they should have, and nobody wants the most important role, the turkey! Arthur only has days to convince someone to be the turkey. Will he find a turkey in time?

Possible activities:
acrostic poem (TURKEY)
make a turkey fact booklet
make a poster of Thanksgiving symbols, research what each one means

Setting the Turkeys Free is the story of a boy & his imagination. He creates pretty turkeys & has to protect them from Foxy the fox. In order to keep them safe, he has to set his turkeys free.

Possible activity:
I think the best activity would be have your child make his own handprint turkeys. Decorate them with glitter, sequins, real feathers, googly eyes, etc. Make lots of them & decorate the whole house with them.

  Seasons of Giving is for both Thanksgiving & Christmas. It starts with Pooh & friends realizing it's almost Thanksgiving. When they gather in the woods for their Thanksgiving feast, Rabbit tells them they are doing it all wrong. Thanksgiving dinner can't be honey, haycorns, thistles, and hot chocolatey icy cream, it's about tradition & must be done right! Rabbit assigns them each tasks & he decorates. Of course, everything goes wrong, and Thanksgiving is cancelled. Pooh and the gang show Rabbit that what is important is that they are together. They finally sit down to their Thanksgiving feast of honey, haycorns, thistles, hot chocolatey icy cream, and lemonade. The show then transitions into Christmas (which I'm not discussing here).
Obviously, this is a family holiday video.

Have some fun learning about turkeys with the Kratt brothers in today's video: Wild Kratts Happy Turkey Day:

Today's recipes are for potatoes & sweet potatoes:
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic & Mascarpone Cheese
Whipped Sweet Potatoes & Bananas with Honey 
Smoked Chile Scalloped Sweet Potatoes
Mixed Roasted Potatoes with Herb Butter
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey & Cinnamon
Bacon Hasselback Potatoes
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Mixed Herbs and Cheddar
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, Dijon Mustard, & Bacon