Thanksgiving Wreath

Creative Wednesday With Thanksgiving tomorrow there’s no better time to help kids appreciate all they have. Each year I have my Nanny Kids make a Thankful Wreath. When I first ask children about what they are thankful for they often just rattle off a list of all the toy. Being thankful for material possessions is a […]

“Cranberry Thanksgiving” by Wende and Harry Devlin and Make Cranberry Bread

Weekly Trip to the Library For kids who love a good mystery, the book Cranberry Thanksgiving is a treaure.  Maggie and her Grandmother are inviting guests for Thanksgiving dinner and serving their famous cranberry bread made from a secret recipe.  But when the recipe turns up missing, they suspect one of their guests is the […]

Turkey Cookies for Thanksgiving

Cooking for Kids My Nanny Kids don’t like the traditional Thanksgiving desserts of pumpkin and apple pie. So I found these adorable and delicious turkey cookies to make for the children I care for at CrazyLittleProjects web site for Thanksgiving. Let the kids help you make and decorate these cute cookies. The link to buy […]

Footprint and Handprint Turkey

Creative Wednesdays I have been making this simple Thanksgiving craft annually with my Nanny Kids for 25 years. Allow the children to do as many parts of the craft that they can do safely. For example, I trace their hands and feet and cut out the shapes for toddlers, but older children can do the […]

Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving

Weekly Trip to the Library Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving is the true story of Thanksgiving. It includes both the story of slavery and plague, as well the generosity of the Thanksgiving Americans have been celebrating for almost 400 years. This is a biography about Squanto written by Joseph Bruchac, an author […]

Turkey Math

Creative Wednesday Using flash cards to teach my nanny kids math can get so tedious and boring. But when it comes to learning arithmetic — practicing addition, subtraction, and multiplication tables over and over again is really essential. Make learning fun with this Thanksgiving-themed math project for the kids. Adjust the math problems to the […]

Maddi’s Fridge

Weekly Trip to the Library With Thanksgiving celebrations centered on food coming up there is no better time to teach children to be grateful for all they have. Maddi’s Fridge gives children an important introduction to poverty and hunger in a way that they will understand. Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same […]

Have a Happy, Politics-Free Thanksgiving

Time to Embrace the Spirit of Thanksgiving The presidential election revealed a massive split in our country, dividing over 247 million of Americans along economic, ethnic, educational, religious, occupational, cultural, and regional lines (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2016). And what we do not understand, often leads to hate and fear. Too often during […]

Thanksgiving Story Bracelet

Creative Project This is a bracelet for the kids to wear in which each bead represents a part of the Thanksgiving story. The bracelet is a visual cue to help the kids remember the first Thanksgiving. The colored beads will help them retell the story. You Will Need:Pipe Cleaners Beads: White – Represents Sails Blue […]

Turkey Brown Paper Bag Puppet

Thanksgiving Craft I found this super easy Thanksgiving puppet project to do with the kids on hugsarefun blog. You can cut out the shapes to make the turkey for little kids or let older children trace and cut out the shapes themselves. Here’s what to do: You Will Need: Brown Paper Lunch Bag Pencil Safety […]