Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving and Minnie Fun

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Wishing you many blessings today as you celebrate Thanksgiving. God has blessed me in so many ways. I am grateful for my two wonderful daughters. They bring joy and sparkle to my life. I am thankful for my job. I truly enjoy what I do and look forward to going to work every day. I’m thankful for my parents who have been and always will be there for me, during the good times and the bad. Lastly, I’m so grateful for YOU. Maryland Pink and Green has opened a new world for me and has helped me constantly grow and evolve. Your comments and emails mean the world to me. Thank you so much!

We’re headed to Northern Virginia to my aunt’s house for a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings for a huge crowd. Every year, we seem to add a few more places at the table and this year is no exception. While I enjoy turkey and mashed potatoes, the highlight of my Thanksgiving dinner is the pumpkin bread that my aunt makes. I look forward to it all year and can’t get enough of this delicious sweet bread. What is your favorite Thanksgiving indulgence?

If you have little ones at your Thanksgiving celebration, you know how important it is to keep them occupied during a long holiday celebration. Keep them busy with a fun craft and activity. Make a Piñata! You probably have everything you need at home for this fun Thanksgiving craft.

You’ll need a shoe box, old newspaper, tissue or construction paper, glue, scissors, twine, and leftover Halloween candy. You may want some adult supervision for the initial cutting, but other than that, the children can work on this activity without assistance from an adult.

Prepare the shoe box. In the lid of the shoe box, cut a window that will make the piñata easier to break. Then, at the top of the shoe box, cut a flap that you will use as an opening for the candy. Although you can do these steps with scissors, an exacto knife makes the job easier.

Poke a hole through the top of the shoe box (close to the candy flap) and insert twine. You'll use this to hang the piñata.

Cover the shoe box with two layers of old newspaper.

Cut strips of tissue paper or construction paper into little fringes and glue to the shoe box.

We're making a Thanksgiving turkey. Use the supplies you have in an art box or craft drawer at home. Pipe cleaners, pom poms, foamy pieces...the possibilities are endless!

Here's our turkey! He is ready to be filled with leftover Halloween candy. We're going to go outside and will have fun breaking the piñata later today! Yes, I know that he looks a lot like Sponge Bob, but I used what we had on hand in the craft drawer!  The only colors of tissue paper I had were yellow, red, pink, green, and blue.  Oh well.  I like my turkey.  Haha!

Happy Thanksgiving! 



  1. Being the kindergarten teacher of the family, I have ALWAYS been responsible for keeping the "cousins," busy. They are all in HS duty has come to pass. Ahhhhh, time for me to drink up and enjoy adult conversation as I already did 26 turkey cookies, hand turkeys and a feast with the KinderGators! Yaaaaay ME! Every stage of life is awesome.

    Happy Thaksgiving!
    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

  2. Oooops type~o...

    (No I haven't hit the sauce YET.)

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Bethany! XOXO



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