Serve a healthy snack such as vegetables in the shape of a turkey.
Our secret family recipe for Cranberry Holiday Crisp!
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix fruit and nuts in a medium sized bowl. Pour into an 8 x 8 pan.
In another bowl mix the brown sugar and flour.
Cut in butter. Stir in oats. Sprinkle over the top of the cranberry mix.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Supplies Needed; Print out of turkey (see below), 2 wiggly eyes, a small construction paper triangle (for beak), and Fruit Loops
Directions; Allow children to glue fruit loops to turkey body. When dry, glue on 2 wiggly eyes and a construction paper beak.
Supplies needed; Clothes pin, fall colored pompoms, wiggly eyes, scissors, glue, printout of the Thanksgiving food page posted below.
Directions to make Caterpillar; Glue 4 pompoms to the back of your clothes pin. Once dry, glue on wiggly eyes.
Directions for food print out; Allow (or assist) children in cutting out food shapes from the image provided.
Directions for play; This project can be used with smaller children to help improve fine/small motor skills as well as creative play. With older children it can be used to teach food grouping, and the importance of proper nutrition and food choices. Allow children to "feed" their caterpillar foods by pinching the Thanksgiving food in the clothespin.
Supplies Needed; Waffle cone, fall candy, microwave, ribbon or twist tie, and cellophane.
Directions; Dip the ends of the cones in a cup of water, about an inch. Then sprinkle a few drops inside the cone. Too much water will make the cone. Then microwave the cone for 30 seconds on high. As soon as it was done, carefully wrapped the end around a thick pencil and hold it for a few seconds until it held its shape. Fill the cone with candy. Once the cone is filled with candy, wrap a small square of cellophane, about 3x3 inches around the end and secured it with a piece of ribbon or a gold pipe cleaner and tie/twist into a bow.
Children love to help in the kitchen!