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Old 11-23-2013, 07:42 AM
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Hey Everyone!

I was just wondering what you all are planning for Wednesday. Do you give the kids a mock Thanksgiving feast?

We are planning on doing some Thanksgiving crafts and maybe a movie.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:27 AM
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Hey Everyone!

I was just wondering what you all are planning for Wednesday. Do you give the kids a mock Thanksgiving feast?

We are planning on doing some Thanksgiving crafts and maybe a movie.
I had thought about serving a thanksgiving style meal but figured they will be getting enough turkey the next day! I may let them watch a small thanksgiving themed cartoon and serve some pie for dessert.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:28 AM
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I try to have as "normal" days as I can around holidays. They get so wound up anyway I don't have to add to it. We have been doing fall things all along. Some years I have done "stone soup" on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:53 AM
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I try to have as "normal" days as I can around holidays. They get so wound up anyway I don't have to add to it. We have been doing fall things all along. Some years I have done "stone soup" on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:30 PM
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Every year we have a fun "manners" day. We learn about not being a "Messy Bessie" and "Noisy Neville" etc. We practice our good table manners with tons of please, thank you, may I have more etc.

I expect good table manners all through the year and demand please and thank you....but we REALLY emphasize it before Thanksgiving.

over the years, many parents have mentioned their toddlers trying extra hard to be polite at the table and even correcting wayward adults so I know some of it sinks in!
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I try to have as "normal" days as I can around holidays. They get so wound up anyway I don't have to add to it. We have been doing fall things all along. Some years I have done "stone soup" on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
We are doing Stone Soup on Wednesday. We had a sign-up sheet for all the parents to bring something (all snack-type items). We will read the story, then pass around a big bowl for the kids to add their contribution. After that it's a snackfest!
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:34 PM
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We are doing Stone Soup on Wednesday. We had a sign-up sheet for all the parents to bring something (all snack-type items). We will read the story, then pass around a big bowl for the kids to add their contribution. After that it's a snackfest!
I love this idea! Think I will 'borrow' it for next year
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:25 PM
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We are doing Stone Soup on Wednesday. We had a sign-up sheet for all the parents to bring something (all snack-type items). We will read the story, then pass around a big bowl for the kids to add their contribution. After that it's a snackfest!
Bahaa! ! I have the kidos bring a vegetable!! all ready to go into the soup. We make biscuits to go with the soup. Add some string cheese and a fruit and we are good to go for lunch. I really don't do "snack type" items.
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Bahaa! ! I have the kidos bring a vegetable!! all ready to go into the soup. We make biscuits to go with the soup. Add some string cheese and a fruit and we are good to go for lunch. I really don't do "snack type" items.
We do...cuz they are goin' home afterward
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I love this idea! Think I will 'borrow' it for next year
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Hmmm...can we do a turkey dinner for breakfast and put them in a turkey coma for the day? lol Everyone gets so tired after the huge Thanksgiving feast
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We're doing the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving dinner (after watching it of course). We'll have popcorn, pretzels, toast with butter and jelly beans for snack...with some apple slices on the side to make me feel better!
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We are having a Thanksgiving lunch together on Tuesday. Each room is bringing something to contribute to the meal and we are all eating together.
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Not doing anything, because I took this week as one of my paid vacation weeks.
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Unable to decide- I was planning on doing a mock Thanksgiving feast but now that I think about it doesn't that just take something away from the specialness of the feast with their families?

Maybe I will just do a "manners" meal... Can't teach manners enough!
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