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So, now that the holidays are all over I am finally getting around to finishing up posting about what we did at Thanksgiving time. I am really going to work on posting things this year when they are actually helpful But maybe someone can use this idea for next year.
After we learned about what life was like for the pilgrims, we learned what it was like to be a Wampanoag Indian.
I made this little wetu- the type of house the Wampanoag lived in.
Then we read If you Lived at the Time of Squanto and wrote down information that we thought was interesting and added it to our wetu.
Hailey made a book of facts about the Wamanoag using her 5 favorite things she had learned.
She wrote what she had learned and drew an illustration to go with it.
Hailey also made this cute turkey. Then I had her write a paragraph about why she thought a turkey would or would not make a good pet.
From now on, I’m going to post things when we actually do them. Promise this time
Just in time for Christmas, here is what we did back at Thanksgiving time
We read The Night Before Thanksgiving and then Hailey filled this out about the story.
We read several books about what it would be like to be pilgrim boy or girl.
Hailey made a book about what it would be like to be a pilgrim girl.
Inside her book she wrote about the different things she would have done and drew pictures to go with it. (Printables from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom.)
I saw a fun idea at Around the Kampire that was a little different than the usual disguise a turkey.
Hailey came up with three good reasons to eat hot dogs on Thanksgiving, instead of turkeys.
Then she made a turkey disguised as a pigeon.
Each person in our family made these cute turkeys that have a little pouch in the front. Then we wrote reasons we were thankful for each other and put them in the pouches. It was so nice to see what everyone said about each other.
I realize I am posting this a bit late, but hopefully someone can save the idea for next year. I made this using Hailey, Hunter, and Harper’s handprints. It turned out so cute!
Inspiration credit: Pinterest
The theme for this months Poppins Book Nook was animals. Since we were learning about Thanksgiving this month, I decided to go with a turkey for our animal.
We used a few different books to go with our theme. We read “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, which is a super cute story! Then we read 2 non-fiction books- “All About Turkeys” by Jim Arnosky and “Turkeys that Fly and Turkeys That Don’t” by Allen Fowler. We learned so much from those 2 books!
As we read the non-fiction books about turkeys, we added feathers to this turkey. Each feather has an interesting fact about turkeys.
I had Hailey write in her journal pretending to be a turkey and giving reasons why she should not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
We also made some turkey crafts, you can see the full post here. These are the cute hats we made.
Hailey made this turkey with a cute poem on it.
Each month you will have a chance to win a book from the Poppins Book Nook group related to the theme of the month. This month you have a chance to win National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. The only rule is that you must live in the US to win.
Check out some (or all!) of the other bloggers participating in Poppins Book Nook:
Enchanted Homeschooling Mom – 3 Dinosaurs – Monsters Ed – Chestnut Grove Academy – Growing in God’s Grace – Royal Little Lambs – Life with Moore Babies – Teach Beside Me – The Usual Mayhem – Fantastic Fun and Learning – Kathys Cluttered Mind – Toddler Approved – Growing Book by Book – Adventures in Mommydom – Edventures with Kids – Learning & Growing the Piwi way – A Gluten Free Journey – Preschool Powol Packets – To The Moon and Back – Our Craft ~N~ Things – Fresh Farm Adventures – Are We There Yet? – Afterschool for Smarty Pants – Hopkins Homeschool If you have your own fun activity to link up, you can that here: