What About Turkey Day?

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What a shock to head over to the mall yesterday for some new kid’s shoes only to find out that Santa is ALREADY THERE!!


The boys couldn’t believe it, but they stopped by to say hello after some prompting from the picture lady. Of course, nobody has a list ready yet, and when Santa put them on the spot, they all stared back silently. Santa said they needed to get to work on their lists, but I think they have to eat turkey before they can get into that mode.

We’ve become used to seeing the stores all decked out as soon as they put the Halloween stuff on clearance, but, Santa, what about Thanksgiving?

We love Thanksgiving in our family, and we have been learning more about the history of this holiday during read-aloud time. Two of our favorite Thanksgiving books are: The Thanksgiving Story by Alice Dagliesh and Three Young Pilgrims by Cheryl Harness. They are both beautifully illustrated and detailed, and my kids look forward to reading them every year.

Another resource I like is the Scholastic teacher’s site. It features a free virtual field trip of the Mayflower and Plimouth, as well as free printables and activities that accompany these books nicely.

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  1. FairyLover

    I was in a carft store a few days before Halloween. They were already playing Christmas Carols. I heard on the radio that the day after Halloween is now considered Black Friday. It’s scary to think that important family days are being overlooked so big business can make more money for the end of the year sales.

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