- November 16, 2010
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Around here, Thanksgiving is a big deal. Partly because I adore cooking, and also because I enjoy making those cheesy family memories that my kids will remember for the rest of their lives.
This year, my Ladybug turned four, and I decided it was a great time for her to try her hand at some Thanksgiving decorating. If you are looking for a simple craft that will occupy your children for a few hours, and be something they can be proud of on Thanksgiving this is for you. We took some simple card stock (8.5×11) and cut it into four sections. Then folded each of those sections in half. The result? A place card for your table setting.
Ladybug is so proud of her work, and she is very excited to set the table on Thanksgiving day.
This was a great opportunity for my Lady bug to practice writing her letters and her spelling. We sounded out each and every name as she wrote them out. Then we talked about different things that remind us of Fall, Harvest, or Thanksgiving. We drew turkeys, pinecones, feathers, ships, Pilgrim hats, and pies on the cards and colored our hearts out! Ladybug is so proud of her work, and she is very excited to set the table on Thanksgiving day. We also made some place mats for the table. This time we took the very same card stock without cutting it and drew names and pictures on it. For added Thanksgiving fun we talked about all the things we are thankful for and wrote them on the place mats.
This year Ladybug is thankful for mommy, daddy, brother, candy, and Pooh bear. On each mat Ladybug very traditionally traced her hand and turned it into a Turkey. Absolutely precious! She may not remember it forever, but I sure will.