I love Thanksgiving—the history, the traditions, the gatherings, the colors, the food . . . It’s a wonderful time to lay the school books aside for a while and do Thanksgiving activities together.
My friend Jody upscaled a winter scarf to make me this pretty fuzzy pumpkin. It is very soft. I love to hold it.
Go here to find a free downloadable book of traditional (and fun) Thanksgiving poems, along with some of our favorite family recipes. The collection includes poems by James Whitcomb Riley, Lydia Maria Child, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar A. Guest, and Emily Dickinson. Let me give you a peek inside. Here is the poem by Emily Dickinson.
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown,
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.
We hope you enjoy these poems and recipes. We plan to add some adorable and very simple crafts right away.
Of course, the most important thing about Thanksgiving is that it is a time of thanksgiving.
Enter His gates with thanksgiving
And His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.