Monday, November 24, 2008

Thankful Challenge - Unplug your kids

This weeks Challenge at Unplug Your Kids is thankful. I am reposting my thankful tree I did a few weeks ago and another idea I want to do.
This is the idea I want to do this week: Sweet Cone Cornucopia idea from FamilyFun.com - Until seeing these Thanksgiving crafts I had never really heard of a Cornucopia.

The cornucopia is a symbol of food and abundance dating back to the 5th century BC, also referred to as horn of plenty, Horn of Amalthea, and harvest cone In modern depiction, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket typically filled with various kinds of festive fruit and vegetables. In North America, the cornucopia has come to be associated with Thanksgiving and the harvest.

Even though Thanksgiving isn't an Australian holiday, I think it will still be fun to talk about the abundance and plenty we enjoy where we live.

And here is the thanksgiving tree we had up for a few weeks in November. I thought it would be a great chance for the girls to list what they were thankful for instead of thinking about what they would be getting with the upcoming christmas season. With no Halloween or Thanksgiving, little ones in Australia can be spending ALOT of time thinking about Christmas.


The wrote thankful things on strips of paper and we tied them to the branch. Later we added some seedpod birds that we made.

3 comments:

Gottfredsen said...

Those seedpod birds are so cool. I have never seen them before. Great Ideas.

The Clarks said...

Those are great ideas. I really like your tree.

juliekintaiwan said...

Great idea on how to change the focus.

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