We enjoyed rowing Cranberry Thanksgiving for the second year this year.
We also added two go-along books to the mix:
We were obviously pretty heavy on history this week. We started by placing our story disc on New England, and we also charted the Mayflower's journey on our map.
Then we compared what the Pilgrims and Native Americans would have eaten with what Maggie's grandmother served. We made a similar meal to the Pilgrims' but subbed clam chowder for fresh clams.
We also filled a laundry basket with the things we would take if we sailed on the Mayflower, as each family was limited in what they could bring. Thankfully BeeBop does not pack for our family trips...we were each packed a single outfit, one bible, a pack of Annie's cheddar bunnies, and a bunch of her most beloved dolls...
We did the leavening experiment from the manual and baked some cranberry bread using the recipe in the book.
For art we made silhouettes like the illustrator did in the book by printing profiles, gluing them on black construction paper, cutting them out, and flipping them over. We also made some cranberry ornaments for Christmas.
Finally, apart from the book, we took a Thanksgiving field trip with our homeschool group and made some cute little cupcakes for Thanksgiving day!