25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #7: Cranberries

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Day #7 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series is all about Cranberries. I first got the idea from one of our favorite Five in a Row books….





Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende & Harry Devlin








Cranberries were a food that the Pilgrims and Indians would’ve had at the first Thanksgiving Feast!

I never cared much for cranberries until I did Cranberry Thanksgiving with Popstar when she was in Kindergarten. I fell in love with this book and found out that I actually do like cranberries! Cranberry Thanksgiving is a wonderful story and there is a lot of other books in the series about the same people: Cranberry Halloween, Cranberry Christmas, Cranberry Autumn, Cranberry Easter, Cranberry Valentine, Cranberry Summer, Cranberry Mystery, Cranberry Birthday and another series called Tales from Cranberryport.

Here are some other great children’s books about cranberries:



Time for Cranberries   by Lisl H. Detlefsen






Clarence: The Cranberry Who Couldn’t Bounce   by Jim Coogan







Cranberries: Fruit of the Bogs   by Diane Burns





Fox and Rabbit’s Cranberry Surprise   by Laurel Heger






Berries, Nuts and Seeds (Takealong Guides)   by Diane Burns





Each one of the Cranberry books in the series by Wende & Harry Devlin have a delicious recipe included in the book. It makes it really fun to cook something to go along with the book. My kids have always loved that. Here are some other cranberry recipes you could try:

Kid Friendly Cranberry Recipes at Ocean Spray

10 Kid-Friendly Cranberry Recipes at hello, Wonderful


Here are some activity ideas you can do with your kids to explore cranberries:

Thanksgiving Science Activities With Cranberries at Teaching to Inspire

Cranberry Science Thanksgiving Activities at Little Bins for Little Hands

The Best Christmas No Cook Cranberry Play Dough at Natural Beach Living

Who Sank the Boat? Cranberries! at Little Wonders’ Blog


You can also check out these websites that are all about cranberries:

Wisconsin Cranberries

Cranberries, Ocean Spray

Massachusetts Cranberries


Don’t forget to let your kids try all the different forms of cranberries like dried cranberries (Craisins), cranberry sauce and jelly! 

Cranberries are also great to use for holiday decorating around the house! Here are a few ideas:

10 Ways to use Cranberries for Holiday Decor at Care2

Decorate With Cranberries at Southern Living


I hope that I have given you some ideas to get you started having fun with cranberries while studying Thanksgiving!





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