Today was our big Thanksgiving holiday celebration at our homeschool co-op. I did several crafts with the kids, which I will share with you tomorrow. In addition to crafts, we made foodstuffs. I ended up making the log cabin with the children. It went really well.
As you can see, I found a different way of doing the teepees. We used waffle cones and decorated them according to the directions at the Family Fun website. They suggested frosting them white for an authentic look. The problem is that they look like snowed over Christmas trees!! However, I do like them and would do them again, I would just leave the cone natural rather than frost it white. (We were hesitant to add toothpicks for the tent poles because we were afraid of breaking the cones (several in the pack were already broken)).
We also made these marshmallow pilgrim hats from the Family Fun site.
After the days when I help with reading or teach art to the kids, I am exhausted. I just took an hour long nap. I used to have the same response when we volunteered at the nursing home before Grandpa Glen died. I would be drained after our visits with Glen. Last year I listened to reading lessons for two girls for whom English was a second language and I was always tired on those days. Putting yourself out there is hard work.
Guess what these finger puppets are made of.
Can't guess? Here is a closer look at the finger puppet I made.
Need another hint? Here is K's puppet with his mouth open.
These little guys are made of old film canisters and flip lids from soap and salad dressings.
C calls hers Aunt Sam (as in a female variant of Uncle Sam). :)
Tonight we have small group at our house so I need to go and clean a bit. I also have to prepare the hams for Tim to take to work for his company Thanksgiving party tomorrow. Hopefully, I can get on later tonight and comment while I am working on nativity photos.
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