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Fun Facts About Thanksgiving

Sometimes what we think we know and what actually happened are two different things. Check out these Thanksgiving Facts to see if you get them right! Thanksgiving Facts We celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks and gratitude.  What else do we know about this holiday of gratefulness?  Check …

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Free Thanksgiving Coloring Page

Some of my earliest Thanksgiving memories are from sitting quietly coloring a Thanksgiving coloring page or playing while watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. ​ We’d pick up my elderly Aunt Caroline (I’m still not entirely sure how we were related) in the morning and then the rest of the day would be spent in Macy’s and …

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Garland Craft for Kids

Thanksgiving can easily get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. With consumerism the focus on television and online, it’s no wonder that kids have a hard time distinguishing what they should be thankful for and what they want vs. need. This quick and easy Thanksgiving craft for kids gets them thinking …

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Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

This slow cooker scalloped potatoes recipe is so easy it’s hard to mess up! About a decade ago, I ruined Thanksgiving dinner by making mashed potatoes that were thicker than drywall spackle. Seriously, they could have been packaged and sold as a home repair product. They were that bad. Since then, I’ve been banned from …

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Rice Pilaf Recipe

This easy rice pilaf recipe is the perfect side for holiday dinners or any time of year. Rice has always been my nemesis. That and hardboiled eggs…I can never seem to get either of them right. But this rice pilaf recipe? I rock at it! It’s fancy enough to be appropriate for a Thanksgiving or …

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Thanksgiving Napkin Rings Craft for Kids

My mom was a genius at giving us crafts to do in preparation for holidays and Thanksgiving was no exception.  I remember creating little tent place cards for everyone who would be coming for Thanksgiving dinner and I could not waitfor the guests to arrive so I could show them my creations.  This year my own …

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Painted Pinecones Craft for Kids

Ah, fall.  The leaves are changing, the crisp autumn air drifts through the windows, and quick kids’ crafts are just what your fall afternoon is calling for.  Take a walk, gather up some pinecones, and get to work creating some easy and decorative painted pinecones. If you are taking a Montessori homeschool or preschool approach, this painted …

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Thanksgiving Word Search Printable

Two of my three kids love to do word search puzzles. Themed word search puzzles? Even better! So, this Thanksgiving it’s time to break out a brand new printable Thanksgiving word search that will keep them hunting for words! ​ Thanksgiving Word Search Word searches aren’t just fun activities to pass the time or keep …

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5 Thanksgiving STEM Experiments for Kids

It is almost time to baste our turkeys and dig into some serious pumpkin pie. I am like a kid in the candy store on Thanksgiving, because it is the one holiday that hasn’t been hijacked. Halloween is all about the candy, and Christmas is all about the presents, but Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is all about the food …

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Thanksgiving Feather Headband Craft for Kids

As any mama of boys knows, boys play differently, act differently, and are just plain different than girls. When I brought up Thanksgiving with my tween-age sons, we launched into a discussion about Native Americans and Pilgrims. Naturally, their boy brains went straight to arrows and bows. While I put a firm foot down on …

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Old-Fashioned Bread Stuffing Recipe

There’s nothing quite like the taste of old-fashioned bread stuffing on Thanksgiving. This easy bread stuffing recipe captures that flavor and adds a delicate new twist. Must-Try Bread Stuffing There’s nothing quite like the taste of an old-fashioned bread stuffing recipe on Thanksgiving. It reminders me of stuffing that my grandmothers used to make and …

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4 Educational Turkey Craft Activities

As we were whipping up the Thanksgiving Turkey Tissue Boxes the other day, we were left with a bunch of leftover turkey…of the construction paper kind, of course. So, what do homeschool moms do when faced with potential construction paper scraps? That’s right! We turn them into a learning activity. Here are four ways to turn your …

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18 Healthy Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes

Use those leftovers up with these Thanksgiving leftover recipes that are almost better than the original meal! In an effort to hold off the crazy that comes with the holidays, I wanted to be sure I had a collection of leftover turkey recipes to hold us through the days after Thanksgiving. The 18 recipes below …

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