Guest Post: A Thanksgiving to Remember Giveaway

Guest Post: Thanksgiving to Remember GiveawayThanksgiving is on the horizon! Grateful for each reader and the opportunity to share Quida’s offer, I am thrilled to present the Thanksgiving to Remember Giveaway.

This giveaway begins Monday, November 17 and runs through midnight on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

One lucky winner will receive a fantastic bundle. As time is short, enter now before you forget, and good luck!  ~ Tracy

Disclosure: I have been compensated for sharing this fantastic giveaway! This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

A Thanksgiving to Remember Giveaway

Thanksgiving To Remember Giveaway! The prize is a wonderful fall tote bag filled with several prizes including restaurant gift cards. Prize value over $200! One lucky person will win it all!

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2013: Thanksgiving Activities

2013: Thanksgiving Activities

Photograph Credit: Putti’s World

On the heels of the previous Thanksgiving printable activities post, I found more wonderful Thanksgiving activities to share.

As our family is hosting Thanksgiving this year, our kitchen gets active around 10:00 a.m. for our 1:00 p.m. feast time. My children are usually in need of attention, and I plan to keep them occupied this year with some of these easy craft ideas focused on Turkey Day.

In addition to the crafts, there are a few more printable coloring activities which are easy to print off for a best-coloring contest. My favorites on the list are place cards, the fruit loop turkey, and the turkey leftover recipes. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Activities

Coloring Sheets

Moderately-involved Crafts

Quick and Easy Crafts


With so many choices, I know my children will have plenty of excitement just choosing their craft. Knowing Miss 6, she will set herself down in the morning and work on as many crafts and coloring pages as available until she finishes or tires.

In using time wisely, I am looking forward to encouraging creativity while keeping the kitchen clear of little ones around the hot dishes. Happy creating!

Question: Which of these Thanksgiving activities is/are your favorite(s)?

2013: Thanksgiving Printable Activities

Photograph Credit: Gift of Curiosity

Wow, the world of printable packs has burst wide open with so many bloggers offering FREE Thanksgiving printable activities.

Since the list was getting quite long, I chose to dedicate an entire post to highlight these FREE printable activities.

I focused on the truly FREE printable packs. There were many options, but some required signing up for a newsletter, mailing list, or membership.

Of the printable packs chosen, most are designed for ages 2-7. But I found some of them quite interesting, and I am a tad bit out of the 2-7 age range. 😉 Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Printable Activities

1. The Pilgrims at Plymouth

The Pilgrims at Plymouth pack by Lauren Hill at Mama’s Learning Corner is one of my favorites as Miss 6 just finished this unit study in 1st grade. This pack is 18 pages and designed for 1st-3rd graders.

2. Notebook Pages and Activities

The Thanksgiving Notebook Pages and Activities pack by Betsy at Notebooking Nook offers a variety of handwriting practice. The Thanksgiving poetry included is great for beginning writers to copy the poems on the lined pages.

3. Mini Books

The Thanksgiving pack by Crystal Brothers at Serving Joyfully includes two mini books. The first is pre-printed for reading, and the second gives the writer space to write for what he or she is thankful.

This printable pack is FREE, but requires a “like” on Facebook in order to download. I used my junk Facebook account to get the FREE download.

4. Gratitude Journal

The gratitude journal by Stacie Nelson at Motherhood on a Dime offers a place to record your thankfulness highlighting one nugget each day for 30 days. The printable sheets can be cut and bound or stapled for a keepsake.

5. Hymn Study Unit

Sarah at Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies created a wonderful Thanksgiving hymn study unit. This resource includes 12 hymns, the history of each writer, and printable sheet music.

6. History of the First Thanksgiving

The History of the First Thanksgiving pack is another resource by Lauren Hill at Mama’s Learning Corner. This unit study includes a list of children’s Thanksgiving books. In encouraging children to read, parents have a starting point for discovering a different perspective from what we celebrate today.

7. Various Activities

The Thanksgiving pack created by Erin at Royal, Baloo, and Logi-Bear Too provides addition and subtraction practice along with lots of other activities for students ages Kindergarten to 2nd grade.

8. Multi-sensory Activities and Links to many more Thanksgiving Printable Packs

Not only has Katie at Gift of Curiosity created a wonderful Thanksgiving pack for ages 2-7, but she has also posted a roundup of FREE Thanksgiving printable activities.

I am very grateful for Katie contacting me when she releases a new printable pack, so I can share her hard work with you. These packages are well done and provide lots of practice for little ones.

In approaching Thanksgiving, these wonderful resources provide practice, fun, and learning opportunities focused on why we celebrate this holiday. From math, reading, writing, and history, these printable packs offer hours of opportunity.

With my children out of school during Thanksgiving week, these printable activities should keep my crafty Miss 6 occupied for a little while. 😉 Reinforcing her study of the Pilgrims, I hope she will enjoy the games, printing practice, and reading focused on Thanksgiving while using time wisely. Happy learning!

Question: What types of resources do you find interesting around the holidays?

Preparing: Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Thanksgiving weekly schedule

Photograph Credit: Microsoft Images

In preparing for Turkey Day, I am thrilled to have minimal responsibilities this year. My mother-in-law has invited our family over for dinner, so I will not prepare a huge meal.

Without the family responsibility of the Thanksgiving Feast, I will make the sweet potato casserole and bake the pies for our family celebration. Yum!

As our family is so grateful for the blessings of which we do not deserve, we are joining with our Sunday school class to supply a meal to a charitable organization.

Our class has adopted this ministry and will provide a Thanksgiving meal for the moms and kids less fortunate than ourselves.

In addition to providing sweet potato casserole, our family has the added privilege of delivering the meal to them which I hope is the highlight of our Thanksgiving season.

For those of you serving your family’s Thanksgiving Feast, planning and starting ahead alleviates the time constraints on Thursday morning. Last year, I posted my Tuesday and Wednesday preparations and then my detailed Thursday schedule.

This year, my Thanksgiving Week is different from last year as our situation has changed. My tentative plan for the week is as follows:

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

Monday – organize my coupons and general cleanup

Tuesday – pay bills and start cleaning

Wednesday – prepare sweet potatoes and bake pies

Thursday – bake sweet potatoes and Thanksgiving Feast

Friday – game night with friends

In using time wisely to prepare for your Thanksgiving week, plan a schedule, execute, and count your blessings. Enjoy the time with your family and friends as you bless others during this Grateful season. Happy planning!

Question: What are you planning for Turkey Day?