Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cranberry Thanksgiving

For some reason I can’t seem to post about the books we do in Five In A Row in a timely fashion! A few weeks ago we rowed Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin.5150V6PDZ4L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_ I LOVED this book and we had a lot of fun with it! Here is what we did:

One of the messages in the book was don’t judge a book by its cover. To really illustrate this to the girls I wrapped three boxes in pretty wrapping paper and inside I put a little note that said I LOVE YOU and for the fourth gift I wrapped up a piece of candy in waded up paper. Of course the pretty presents went first and Emily cried a little because she got stuck with the ugly one. Of course once she opened it the other girls really wished they had picked that one. I let them all have a piece of candy of course but I thought it was a good lesson!

We made the cranberry bread recipe from the book. The girls did a great job taking turns mixing all of the ingredients. I wish I would have gotten a picture of the finished product but we were too busy eating it:) We also made homemade butter, by shaking heavy cream for a long time,  to slather spread on the bread. The girls like shaking the cream but they didn’t want to do it long.

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Made turkey cookies

Talked about our favorite Thanksgiving food

Listened to We Gather Together on you tube many times

Did some experiments from here on cranberries:

  • touch them
  • smell them
  • see if they floated
  • see if they bounce
  • squish them
  • taste them (you can see how sour they were by Ellie’s expression)


We went to this website to see what a cranberry bog looks like and find out how and where cranberries are grown

Color by number turkey printout from 1+1+1=1


The last thing we did was a turkey craft from Michael’s but it was a little challenging so we let them glue it to construction paper instead.DSC01288 

That about wraps up Cranberry Thanksgiving!

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