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#1. November 16, 2011
As Thanksgiving day gets closer, our guest list is growing, with both my kids inviting friends that could not be with their own families. I think we are at 22, which is a great number because it’s exactly how many chairs I rented! From here on in, we will be adding mismatched chairs from around the house. No worries! Who cares whether they are sitting on a matched chair, anyway?
As far as food goes, I always seem to over prepare (even when trying really hard not to!) so that is also not a problem. I am blessed to have family to share the holiday with, and enough space to seat us together in a U-shaped table made of 4 rectangular rented tables. Can you tell how excited I am?
One last Thanksgiving note. If you are looking for fun, easy family games, I recommend the printable games created by PrintableGamesAtoZ. You buy them online and print them yourself within minutes. Make as many copies as you want. And save them on your computer for next year too! Here’s a list of them: Printable Thanksgiving Games.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Thanksgiving Table Crafts
by Barbara J. Feldman
Thanksgiving Table Crafts Printable (** for premium members only)
These kid-friendly Thanksgiving table decorations will not only brighten up your holiday home, but will also get the kids involved in the preparing the dinner table. Whether you choose to do these projects before the holiday, or as a Thanksgiving day activity, there are crafts for all skill levels included in this week’s collection.
Danielle’s Place: Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities for Kids
Although Danielle’s Place features bible-based crafts, these Thanksgiving crafts are suitable for families of all faiths. Highlights include several paper-plate turkeys, a cute napkin holder, and a leaf wreath. Many of the illustrated crafts include printable templates to cut, color and glue, although a few of the printable items are only available to paying members.
FamilyCorner.com: Thanksgiving Crafts
With sixty illustrated crafts (don’t miss the link to the second page at the bottom of this one) you are sure to find something to delight. How about a Waste Not Pilgrim? “Turn garbage and recycled goods into fun and adorable crafts. This whimsical Pilgrim woman was fashioned from a plastic condiment bottle, a little felt, tempera paint, and lots of imagination.” Or try your hand at a turkey made from colored (or painted) craft sticks.
FamilyFun: Thanksgiving Decorations
Family Fun’s Thanksgiving mini-site is my pick of the day because of the quality of their crafts, and the ability to add projects to a personalized craft box. I also really liked reading the comments added by other site readers. Posting comments is fun too. This section features table decor, but you’ll find more projects in the Thanksgiving Crafts section. Look for Balloon Turkeys, Turkey Bread Basket and Turkey Place Markers. Saving favorites in your craft or recipe box requires free registration.
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Thanksgiving Table Crafts Printable
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#4. Related Games
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
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Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
Nov 18, 1928
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Nov 19, 1863
Cold War Ends
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Great American Smokeout
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National Game & Puzzle Week
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Created
Nov 22, 2002
John F. Kennedy Assassinated
Nov 22, 1963
Billy the Kid’s Birthday
Nov 23, 1859
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