In preparation for Thanksgiving, there has not been much cooking going on, since we are going to a potluck, but there has been reading and crafting.
Every Thanksgiving, there are two books that I love to read. One is 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving, by Dav Pilkey:
The other is Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin, which must, of course, be followed by baking cranberry bread using the recipe in the back of the book.
Blaze made these cute little door decorations with the younger elementary kids at school,
While I had the older elementary students write what they were thankful for, on colored construction paper leaves.
I hung the thankfulness leaves on the outside of our classroom door, so that all the parents would see them when they came to the Thanksgiving feast at school yesterday at lunch time.
At home, Blaze has added this year's "hand turkey" to the Thanksgiving tablecloth.
This has been a family tradition since 2003.
I suppose that a first attempt at learning how to play football counts as Thanksgiving Day preparation, as well.