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Thanksgiving Counting Cups - cups and pieces

Thanksgiving Counting CupsWhen you teach, it is important to change materials frequently. This is especially true when working with younger children. That is why I like to create many different games and activities to go along with each theme. During November, I add paper Thanksgiving cups and counters to the math center. Students are able to practice their number recognition and counting skills.

 

A fully grown broad breasted bronze turkey.

Thankful for a Turkey's LifeMy dear friends, Michael and Lori, decided to raise a turkey for Thanksgiving this year. They have raised chickens for the last few years and have a large backyard. Although I'm sure they will never raise a turkey again, the last 8 months have been quite an adventure.

 

A dinner party with many young adults serving from a counter.

Friendsgiving Party PlanIf you are going to do a Friendsgiving, don't do it the way we did the first year! Here are the tricks we've learned:

 

Budgeting to Feed a Crowd

Budgeting to Feed a CrowdA friend of mine had heard we are having our family dinner for Thanksgiving at my house and made the comment that she could never afford to feed so many people. I told her it was easy on the budget, if you plan ahead.

 

Thanksgiving chandelier.

Making a Thanksgiving ChandelierI love to decorate our home in rich tones, after a playful Halloween decoration came down I found these pretty glass Christmas tree ornaments at a flea market last year.

 

finished drumstick

Drumstick Treat BagsIf the kids are ready to dig in before your Thanksgiving meal is done, why not give them one of these drumsticks. :)

 

finished turkey

Oreo TurkeysThese adorable turkey treats are sure to be loved by your young Thanksgiving guest. They would be a great activity to do while you are waiting for food to cook too!

 

lots of cornucopias

Sugar Cone CornucopiasIf you are looking for a quick and tasty treat to serve your young guests this Thanksgiving, then look no further!

 

finished acorn cookies 2

Acorn CookiesThese simple little cookies are a great treat for a fall party.

 

A carved turkey breast.

Cooking a Turkey Breast in the Microwave?This is a page about cooking a turkey breast in the microwave. Instead of heating up your oven the next time you make a turkey breast, consider using your microwave. Keep in mind that When cooking a turkey breast in the microwave it is important to keep the meat form drying out.

 

A family eating Thanksgiving dinner.

Planning a Thanksgiving DinnerThis is a page about planning a Thanksgiving dinner. There is a lot of planning when hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. Beyond the food you may be looking for decoration ideas and activities for kids.

 

A plate of turkey dinner with turkey, cranberries and mashed potatoes.

Thanksgiving Dinner Without Much MoneyThis is a page about having a Thanksgiving dinner without much money. Not having a lot of money during the holidays can be tough. However, you can still have a nice Thanksgiving dinner when you are short on money.

 

Red cabbage with apples.

A German-American ThanksgivingMany immigrants from different countries that arrive in America make Thanksgiving festivities to fit in with their own cultures. I think that is wonderful. We are free in this country to celebrate Thanksgiving any way that is special to each of us.

 

Family around the Thanksgiving table

Blessing Our Food on this Thanksgiving DayFor centuries, peoples of all religions and countries have said their own special prayers for the blessing of their food, before a meal to give thanks for the food and other good things in their lives and on their tables.

 

Turkey in a roasting pan.

Saving Money on Buying a TurkeyIt's turkey season. Here are tips for saving money on buying a turkey as suggested by the ThriftyFun community Feel free to post your own ideas here.

 

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A homemade happy Thanksgiving card with a painted leaf design.

Thanksgiving Leaf CardsLet the kids create these easy, one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving leaf cards for family and friends.

 

Turkey SavingsThere are dozens of ways to make every penny of the Thanksgiving turkey count. Enjoy the holiday savings, whether you're the cook or the one who takes home the leftovers.

 

Photo of a cooked Thanksgiving turkey.

Saving Money on ThanksgivingTips and ideas for saving money on making Thanksgiving dinner. Watch the grocery store ads for sales and don't forget to check for coupons in the paper. Some fresh veggies can be blanched and frozen for later use.

 

A paper turkey craft made from a child's handprints.

Turkey Napkin HolderTurkey place holder or napkin holder for kids. Take paper towel tube and cut off a 4 inch piece and then cut another 2 1/2 inch piece. Using marker, I painted the body on the tubes. You can use felt to cover or paint.

 

Fun and Free Thanksgiving Day Activities

Fun and Free Thanksgiving Day...The turkey is stuffed, the pies are baked, and the places are set. Now all that's left is filling the time between when the guests arrive and the bird is carved.

 

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Thanksgiving Day PoemHere is a terrific Thanksgiving poem by Doggy. These past twelve months were quite a year. They added inches to my rear.

 

Rookie Moves When Baking Your First Turkey

Rookie Moves When Baking Your First...These are all mistakes I have made over the years. After 30 or so years of cooking and eating Thanksgiving dinners, I have seen these mistakes made first hand.

 

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