Thanksgiving Blog

Thanksgiving Lesson to Teach Colors and Patterns to Kindergarten

Kindergarten students need to be able to read and identify color words and mix primary colors to form secondary colors. During Thanksgiving teachers can use turkeys and colored turkey feathers to teach students color mini-lessons. Once the students are able to mix and identify colors teachers can use different color ...

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Thanksgiving Leftovers: What to Make

Thanksgiving is usually followed by a nap and leftovers. Leftovers is one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Everyone likes being able to grab some good left over food and munch, but after a day or two leftovers might become old news. To be sure the family does not just ...

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Thanksgiving History: Pilgrims Sail from Holland to the New World

During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, children in elementary classrooms across the country learn about the Pilgrims, The Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. Students learn about the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, the arrival in Massachusetts and a Thanksgiving feast with Native Americans. The students learn about the impact and ...

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Thanksgiving Food Ideas for Vegetarians

For meat-eaters, it is important to understand that vegetarians follow a diet that includes fruit, vegetables, grain, seeds, beans and nuts. Some vegetarians also include dairy products and/or eggs in their diet. However strict vegans do not consume any animal or animal by-products. Meat-free Appetizers and Starters For vegetarians who ...

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Thanksgiving Disaster Stories – How to Find Humor in the Holiday

Thanksgiving is a time for family, fellowship, food…so why do things seem to go wrong at the worst possible time? Big holidays tend to deliver great expectations with images of family and friends gathered in health, harmony, and happiness. For some, that vision quickly erodes into a holiday fiasco. Travel ...

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Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas for Singles

Thanksgiving is not just for families anymore. If you cannot be with your family on Thanksgiving, make a family atmosphere with your favorite single friends who will also not be going home for the holiday. Sharing the workload will make the holiday more enjoyable for all, and some surprises will ...

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Thanksgiving Collage Ideas for Kids

Children love to make crafts. Thanksgiving collages are fun crafts to make and are an inexpensive activity that children will enjoy. A Thanksgiving collage is a wonderful decoration for your home or classroom. Materials Needed for Thanksgiving Collages It doesn’t take a lot of materials to make a collage. The ...

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Thanksgiving: A Great Mental Health Day

Thanksgiving may appear to be just the usual family ritual with friends and family gathered to give thanks. However, when we look more closely, we can observe those involved enjoying themselves while relaxing in the company of those they love. On Thanksgiving, when words and thoughts are expressed in thanks ...

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Thanksgiving – Last-minute Preparations

Thanksgiving is just a few days away. There’s a rush to get the last-minute preparations in place to celebrate Thanksgiving. You may still be making out your list of things or running back and forth to the store for things you forgot to put on the list. The truth is ...

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