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  • Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Thanksgiving, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Thanksgiving holiday: Thanksgiving, gratitude, turkey, cranberry, Thursday, squash, cornucopia, delicious, acorn, and potato. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Simple Food Ideas for Hosting a Thanksgiving Party
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    Simple Food Ideas for Hosting a Thanksgiving Party

    Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday of the year! Unfortunately, the day to give thanks often gets overshadowed by the Christmas season, which seems to start the day after Halloween, if not sooner. Although I do start putting up some Christmas lights at the beginning of November (especially outside when the autumn weather is still […] More

  • Turkey Handprint-Footprint Thanksgiving Shirt Craft
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    Turkey Handprint-Footprint Thanksgiving Shirt Craft

    With each holiday of the year, my kids and I enjoy making footprint and handprint crafts together. My daughter and son love putting paint on their hands and feet, and I love creating adorable crafts that lock a little piece of my babies in time. For Thanksgiving this year, my kids and I made turkey […] More

  • 'Turkey Daze' Book Review
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    ‘Turkey Daze’ Book Review

    My kiddos and I love reading tons of seasonal books in preparation for each holiday. As Thanksgiving approaches, my daughter and I have been reading piles of books about turkeys. When recently offered the chance to review Turkey Daze written by Nicole Lenzini and illustrated by Tommy Durham in exchange for my honest opinion, I […] More

  • Turkey Craft Roundup
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    Turkey Craft Roundup

    November has arrived, and the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. My kiddos and I are hard at work making all sorts of turkey and other seasonal crafts with which to decorate our home. What better way to celebrate the approaching Thanksgiving holiday than with some autumn turkey crafts! Construction Paper Pumpkin Turkey Craft My kids […] More

  • Turkey Paper Plate Wreath Craft
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    Turkey Paper Plate Wreath Craft

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! My kids and I are hard at work making turkey crafts to hang around our home. I also love making wreaths to hang around my house. For a recent Thanksgiving craft, my kids and I made turkey wreaths using paper plates, construction paper, brown inkers, […] More

  • Construction Paper Pumpkin Turkey Craft
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    Construction Paper Pumpkin Turkey Craft

    Happy Thanksgiving! My daughter and I have been busy the past few weeks making tons of crafts in celebration of one of my favorite holidays. The final craft that she and I made this year was a flock of construction paper pumpkin turkeys. Materials Small pumpkins Red, orange, yellow, and brown construction paper Wiggle eyes […] More

  • Paper Handprint Turkey Craft
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    Paper Handprint Turkey Craft

    My daughter and I have been busy the past few weeks making crafts for Thanksgiving. I especially love making handprint crafts, which help me lock a small piece of my kids in time. Recently my daughter and I made some simple paper handprint turkeys. My daughter also insisted that she include some handprints from her […] More

  • Paper Plate Turkey Craft
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    Paper Plate Turkey Craft

    My kiddos and I love making crafts together for each holiday. For our most recent Thanksgiving craft, my daughter and I made a turkey using paper plates, paint, and construction paper. Materials Red, orange, yellow, and brown nontoxic paint White paper plates Yellow and red construction paper Wiggle eyes Paintbrush Glue Scissors Instructions Paint the […] More

  • Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft
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    Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Craft

    My daughter and I have been busy the past few weeks making crafts for Thanksgiving. For one of our most recent crafts, she and I made turkeys from toilet paper rolls. Materials Toilet paper rolls Brown paint Red, orange, and yellow construction paper Small wiggle eyes Scissors Paintbrush Glue Brown marker Instructions Cut the toilet […] More

  • Pinecone and Construction Paper Turkey Craft
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    Pinecone and Construction Paper Turkey Craft

    As my daughter and I prepare for the upcoming holidays, she and I have been hard at work making crafts for Thanksgiving. One of our recent crafts was a couple of pinecone and construction paper turkeys! She and I used cinnamon-scented pinecones for some extra holiday cheer, but you can use plain pinecones as well. […] More

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