Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Homestead Holidays-Our Thanksgiving Week Plans

Yes, I should have posted this by last week to give you a heads' up in case you were tempted to gather some of these great materials for yourself. All I can say is "I'm sorry", and hopefully you can still work some of these treasures into your Thanksgiving festivities and schooling.  So, here is the day-by-day plan for the Thanksgiving unit our family is enjoying this week. I pray you will enjoy them, too!
(side note: I put an asterisk * next to all the freebies)

Story: Cranberry Thanksgivin
* Make Cranberry Sauce
* Read Ch 2-8 in Stories of The Pilgrims by Margaret B. Humphrey (read free online!) while coloring
Thanksgiving themed color pages
* Read the poem "Thanksgiving" by Lizella Moorer
* Sing "We Gather Together"

Story: Samuel Eaton's Day and Sarah Morton's Day (compare/contrast)
Illustrate the booklet for the poem "We Thank Thee" (and read the poem aloud!) found in Scripture Adventures' Give Thanks  download
*Sing "Count Your Blessings"
*Read ch.15-20 of Stories of the Pilgrims
Make Pies for Thursday's Feast!

Story: Turk and Runt (a hilarious family favorite-especially if you use different voices for the characters)
*Make Rocking Turkey craft from this free Thanksgiving Activity Pack
*Sing "Over The River And Through The Woods"
*Read ch. 26-30 of Stories Of the Pilgrims
*Watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" (a little bit of education in the second half, but this is more about the family tradtion!)
More food prep for the feast!

Eat, give thanks, and read ch. 32 of Stories of the Pilgrims. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Be thankful in all circumstances, 
for this is God's will for you 
who belong to Christ Jesus.
1 Thess 5:18 NLT

Hillary At Home

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