Seasonally Inspired Learning - 10 Fun Thanksgiving Activities for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsWell folks, we blinked and suddenly there are only two weeks until Thanksgiving! At the very least, the election season is over! Whether it went the way we wanted it to go or not, it is finally over! So, now we can focus on more positive things, like getting ready for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Fun for Kids

Here are the poem and song we will be reading and singing for Thanksgiving. Here are also ten ways for you and your kids to get in the mood for Thanksgiving and to have a kid-friendly Thanksgiving Day that everyone can enjoy.

  • Song – Music Through the Grades: Sung at Harvest Time, page 35
  • Poem – The Waldorf Book of Poetry: Thanksgiving, page 84
  • Seasonal Activities –
    • If you haven’t set out your Thanksgiving book basket, now’s the time, and be sure to check out the list of our favorite Thanksgiving books
    • It is also fun to add Thanksgiving elements to your nature or seasonal table
    • Thanksgiving peg dolls are fun to make and play with, plus they look great on seasonal tables
    • These molded squash candles from Martha Stewart would look stunning on any Thanksgiving tablescape
    • These corn husk pom poms from Centsational Girl are easy enough for kids to make, but are the perfect decoration for Thanksgiving
    • Burn off some kid energy on Thanksgiving Day by participating in a Turkey Trot event in your area, they often raise money for good causes too
    • Make a thankful trees have become pretty popular, probably because they help to remind us what the holiday is really about, I really love how this thankful tree from Simply Vintage Girl uses chalkboard tags, but there are lost of ways to make a thankful tree
    • Keep all of the kids occupied longer by turning the “kids table” into a crafting center
    • Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to start making Christmas pomanders
    • If you want to grow/force some amaryllis or paperwhites for Christmas, this is the perfect time to plant them – you can even “plant” them in water in a clear container so the kids can observe plant growth

Do you have any special customs for Thanksgiving? Our Thanksgiving seems to have become more of a “get ready for Christmas” weekend. How about in your household? Do you refuse to discuss Christmas until Thanksgiving is properly over? I hope you all have a good week!

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