Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Celebration

Last Thursday, we had our 2nd annual Homeschool Thanksgiving celebration. The total head count was 97 people…who said homeschoolers are not socialized?

Gathering to pray before we start
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The children rotated to 6 different stations: Thanksgiving info, butter making, turkey necklace, oreo turkey/indian headband, pumpkin cleanout/thanksgiving tree/Thanksgiving stamps & stencils, and picture frame.

Thanksgiving info – Mrs. Micki read them a Thanksgiving story and even did an indian corn craft with them!
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Making butter – Mrs. Starr showed them how to make butter with heavy whipping cream. She also explained how she makes bread from wheat she grinds. Afterwards, they got to try some homemade bread with the butter they made. Yum!

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Turkey necklaces - Mrs. Tiffany helped them make turkey necklaces and then Candi took everyone's picture to put in their picture frame.4x6-1109 876 4x6-1109 910 4x6-1109 931 4x6-1109 889 4x6-1109 908 4x6-1109 909 4x6-1109 913 4x6-1109 1051 4x6-1109 10364x6-1109 1032

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Oreo turkey - Mrs. Gina helped them make oreo turkeys and then they made indian headbands real quick! The best part: getting to lick the chocolate icing off their knives.

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Pumpkin station - Mrs. Candy told them about how a pumpkin grows and they got to dig seeds out of a pumpkin, then write what they were thankful for and hang it on our Thanksgiving tree, and make pictures with Thanksgiving stamps and stencils.

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Picture frame - Mrs. Tiany instructed them how to decorate their picture frame. They used markers and foam stickers to decorate with. After lunch, Candi printed their pictures to insert into their frame.

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Afterwards, we had a big Thanksgiving feast. We filled up 2 tables and an island with food...there was so much to choose from!

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Some other shots from the day
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Courtesy of Candi!
She copied her post into my blog for me since I haven't had time to look at all of the pictures yet. We are leaving to go out of town tomorrow for Thanksgiving and I wasn't sure when I would be able to get a post up. Thank you so much Candi for letting me steal your post!!


Tracy said...

I thought I was having De ja vu! LOL!

Sorry we missed the fun day!

Cinnamon said...

Oh that looks like such fun. I'm taking some ideas to use at our church gathering. I love reading about your gatherings as they are all so child friendly!


Jenn said...

LOL!!! I thought maybe I had went to Candi's blog on accident. You got me!!!

We had LOTS of fun and are so thankful to you for putting this together and to Candi for letting us use her house.

8)(8 said...

I like the peanut butter cup turkey. Enjoy your holiday vacation.

Katie said...

WOW! That's one full and fun day!