We've broken out all things Thanksgiving at our house.
One of the books we really like is Off to Plymouth Rock.
Our copy is a board book, so it's even twin-proof. At least so far.
I particularly like the pictures, which are very colorful and cute.
We wanted to tie in the book with some activities this week.
Last year after Christmas I bought one of those cookie painting kits on clearance.
I kind of forgot about it in the pantry.
But turns out it hadn't expired yet, so we decided to make some Thanksgiving cookies to go with the Plymouth Rock book.
We have 3 appropriate cookie cutters - a leaf, a turkey, and pilgrims.
Pierce really enjoyed painting them - the kit included 2 color templates that are used similar to watercolors.
After cookies, we decided to make a little turkey craft.
Take a coffee filter and have your child draw on it with markers.
The more colors, the better it will turn out.
The fun part is that after coloring, have your child use a spray bottle to mist it with water.
This blends all the colors together.
Hang it up to dry.
Once it's dry, use a clothes pin to make your turkey:
Now, who wants some pilgrim cookies?
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