25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #16: Candy Corn

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I decided to include Candy Corn as Day #16 in the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series. I know that Candy Corn is usually associated with Halloween, but it is such a fun fall treat that I thought it would be a good one to have with this series. There are so many fun crafts and snacks that go with candy corn, although there really aren’t any children’s books that focus just on candy corn.

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Celebrate Christmas in Colonial America Unit Study

Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you what we’re doing for school for Christmas. Every year I try to find a different Christmas Unit Study to  have fun with.

Here’s a list of all the ones we’ve done in the past (just to give you some ideas!):

  1. The Legend of the Candy Cane
  2. Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House)
  3. Madeline’s Christmas
  4. A New Coat for Anna (Five in a Row)
  5. Cranberry Christmas
  6. The 12 Days of Christmas
  7. Christmas Around the World
  8. The Polar Express

(FYI, most of those I found on either Homeschoolshare.com or Currclick.com and were either free or very inexpensive.)

This year I started looking early and was so excited to find this study on Currclick.com:

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #15: Table Décor

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Day #15 in the 25 Days of Thanksgiving is Table Décor. Decorating the table for Thanksgiving Dinner can be so much fun! It’s always neat to get the kids involved. Whatever Thanksgiving crafts they are making for school can be used as a centerpiece. Or it can be fun to just give them all the Fall decorations and let them be creative and see what they come up with!

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #14: Cornucopia

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We always see Cornucopias with Thanksgiving decorations, so Day #14 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series we’re going to learn about them. I was honestly not sure of the history of cornucopias, so this was fun for me.

Here are some webpages that you can use to read about what cornucopias are and the history of them.

Bountiful Beginnings: What is a Cornucopia? at Bright Hub Education

Cornucopia History at Thanksgiving Day.org

 

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #13: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is Day #13 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series. The Parade is one of the highlights of Thanksgiving for our family. We have always looked forward to watching it while the turkey is cooking in the kitchen. It is so much fun to see the floats, marching bands and balloons!

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #11: Pumpkins

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One of my favorite things about Fall is Pumpkins! Everyone loves pumpkins. Day #11 in the 25 Days of Thanksgiving Series is all about Pumpkins.

I’m going to start with some of my favorite children’s books about Pumpkins:

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Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie   by Jill Esbaum

 

 

 

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #10: Plymouth

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For Day #10 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving, I wanted to focus on Plymouth (or maybe it should be spelled Plimoth?). I was a little surprised that I didn’t find as much as I thought I would on this subject. I have already shared about the Mayflower and Pilgrims. Those two subjects go right along with Plymouth basically. But I have tried to see what I could find about the Pilgrims life in Plymouth.

Scholastic has wonderful resources for Thanksgiving. I shared a link to this same page when I did The Mayflower on Day #3 and if you look beside the Mayflower video, there is one about The Pilgrim Village that is really good. They also have Teaching Resources that you can check out as well.

Scholastic Plimoth Plantation Virutal Field Trips

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25 Days of Thanksgiving, Day #9: Scarecrows

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I have to admit, I am excited about Day #9 of the 25 Days of Thanksgiving! I LOVE Scarecrows! I realize that Scarecrows don’t have anything to do with the first Thanksgiving, but they are so cute and so much fun!

Here is an article I found if you want to read a little about the history of scarecrows. I thought it was very interesting.

Scarecrows Historically Speaking at History? Because It’s Here!

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