Monday, November 25, 2013


This will be our first Thanksgiving in our new home.   This is exciting for me since this is our first home that has enough space to use the leaf in our dinning table.  We will be having my sister and her family over for dinner, which means there will be five children under 6 years old.   I have had a lot of fun searching the internet and creating some fun actives for these kids to keep them entertained (and out of trouble).

Activity #1

Homemade Butter

The children's fist job will be to make butter.   It is a good job for kids to do while the adults help preparing dinner and they can feel like they contributed to the feast.

How to make butter:

  1. Put some heavy cream into a jar and screw of a lid tightly
  2. Begin to shake it.  (put on some music and have fun)
  3. The cream has little ball of fat and protein init.  When you shake the jar, you get the fat and protein balls to stick together.
  4. Keep shaking until it thickens, about 10 minutes
  5. Now you have a big glob of butter and the leftover liquid is buttermilk.

Activity #2 
Activity Book

I loved this activity book.   I altered some of the pages and added a few other ideas, but it will be fun for the children to work on together or if they need some alone time.

activity book

Activity #3
Roll a Turkey Game
This is a festive game that most any age will have fun playing.

roll a turkey coloring page

Activity #4
                                     Eat Mr. Turkey
This is my favorite one!   I created this game to try to bribe   convince the kids to taste everything on their dinner plate.   These are the materials I used but you can use anything you already have on hand.


  • 1 package of Golden Oreos
  • 1 container of mini golden Oreos
  • candy corn
  • Pieces of red pull apart licorice
  • large white sprinkles
  • print out game sheet

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