Monday, November 7, 2011

{Blissful & Domestic} Thanksgiving Countdown



Danielle from Blissful and Domestic


Hello ladies and Gents. Now I know once Halloween is over everyone goes into red and green mode and I know I am at fault of this as well. I count down the days to setting up my tree and stockings. I love LOVE love Christmas and can't wait for Thanksgiving turkey to be done, so I can pull stuff out of their boxes and decorate my home. That being said, I have decided I need to give Thanksgiving a fighting chance in my home. The jack-o-lanterns and ghosts have been put away and are now being replaced with fall leaves and flowers.

Now that Fall decorating is underway,
I think it is time for another holiday countdown with the littles.

Originally I didn't have plans of a Thanksgiving countdown, but when my littles asked for one I couldn't say no. I just can't turn down adorable red heads asking me to plan some fun for them. Once the request was placed, I came up with all of the stuff below in just a matter of minutes. I sat down and googled ideas on my Ipod and the ideas started flowing.

Here is what we will be doing this month to celebrate....

Make Turkey Shirts
Make Paper Bag Pumpkins
Mock Turkey Dinner
Make a Thankful Tree
Make a Pumpkin Treat
Watch Parade on TV
Thanksgiving Dinner With Family
Have a Turkey Play date
Decorate Cookies
Bring a Treat to a Neighbor
Make Hand print Turkey Decorations
Make a Leaf man and read Leaf Man by Lois Elhert
Talk about Squanto and make an Indian craft
Watch Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Read Thanksgiving Day Books
Play "Cross the Sea"
Play Turkey Trot Game
Play Find the Turkey (hot and cold game)
Do a Turkey Craft
Play Name that Turkey Tune

I tried to keep it pretty simple.
Just a list of fun ideas to keep the festivities going this month.

We kicked off our Fall fun last Friday.

We started out with a Treasure hunt for their Thanksgiving Basket full of goodies.
I used a basket we already had and filled it with goodies from around the house.


I requested a bunch of Thanksgiving books from the library and put them in our basket. I then included items to make our Turkey shirts, paper bag pumpkins, and our thankful tree. The little brown bag things are full of candy. It was an idea I saw on pinterest.


We then got to painting our Thankful Tree. This idea is very similar to what my friend  Tasha shared with me last week. Each day we write one thing we are thankful for. We add it to our tree and by the end of the month our tree will be full of thankful goodness.


I let my littles practice cutting and painting. It was a fun activity to do together.



We incorporated this into our home-school day.
HERE is what we did last year to celebrate fall during school.

I am thankful for little children who let me be creative. Who enjoy the time I take into making each day fun.
They are worth the lost hours minutes of sleep.
They are worth the time planning and creative fun for them.
They are worth it all.
They make each day fun and I am thankful I get to experience the holiday fun with them. They bring so much joy into my everyday.

I hope you guys get the chance to celebrate and have fun with 
your littles this week.

For more Fall ideas go HERE.
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  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Tator Tot Casserole! Love all of your Thanksgiving ideas. So creative!

  2. I Love the countdown idea and your list sounds fun. My little one is only 18 months but I love doing crafts with him. Had his fingerpaint last week, made a fall tree. Your thankful tree is awesome.

  3. This is darling.. I LOVE it.. SOOOO cute.. Would OVE for you to share this via my thanksgiving craft party pweease.. TY

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