Tea Time Tuesday Thanksgiving Edition

Welcome back to Homework and Horseplay. Today I am sharing our Tea Time Tuesday Thanksgiving Edition. With Thanksgiving just around the corner we are sneaking in all kinds of fun Thanksgiving treats and activities.

Featured Poem

Thanksgiving Day by Lydia Maria Child

Over the river, and through the wood,
  To grandfather’s house we go;
       The horse knows the way 
       To carry the sleigh
  Through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood—
  Oh, how the wind does blow!
       It stings the toes 
       And bites the nose
  As over the ground we go.

Over the river, and through the wood,
  To have a first-rate play.
       Hear the bells ring 
       “Ting-a-ling-ding”,
  Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river, and through the wood
  Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
       Spring over the ground, 
       Like a hunting-hound!
  For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river, and through the wood,
  And straight through the barn-yard gate.
       We seem to go 
       Extremely slow,—
  It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood—
  Now grandmother’s cap I spy!
       Hurrah for the fun! 
       Is the pudding done?
  Hurrah for the pumpkin-pie!

Featured Recipe

This week we have plenty of baking and cooking to help with for Thanksgiving, so we kept our tea time simple. I broke out our November Dollar Tree STEM Boxes so we could make cornucopias, and we also made pilgrim hats. To make your own pilgrim hat snack you will need:

  • Fudge Stripes Cookies
  • Rolos
  • Yellow frosting
  • Reese’s Pieces

Pilgrim Hat and Cornucopia Snacks

These pilgrim hat snacks are super easy to make. You just need to put a little bit of frosting on the bottom of a Rolo, and press it down onto the bottom of a Fudge Stripes cookie. Then put frosting on the back of a Reese’s Pieces candy, and press it to the front of the Rolo.

Our Table

Tea Time Tuesday Thanksgiving Edition Table

Thank you for joining us for Tea Time Tuesday Thanksgiving Edition.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you would like to check out our past Tea Time Tuesday posts, head on over to my Tea Time page. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram if you would like to see more of our Thanksgiving fun.

November Dollar Tree STEM Boxes

Today I am sharing my November Dollar Tree STEM Boxes. With Thanksgiving just around the corner it is the perfect time for cornucopias and pilgrim ships, so I challenged my children to make their own.

Challenge #1: Build a pilgrim ship.

Build a pilgrim ship STEM supplies

 

Suggested Supplies:

  • Tinfoil
  • Paper plates
  • Straws
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

This was by far our  most difficult challenge this month! We were able to build a few different ships, and tomorrow afternoon Jack and Julia want to put them to the test. Will they sink or will they float?

Challenge #2: Make a cornucopia snack.

Make a cornucopia STEM supplies

 

Make-a-cornucopia-STEM-challenge

Suggested Supplies:

  • Waffle cones
  • Paper towel
  • Water
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Assorted candy

We first attempted to “soften” the ends of the cones with wet paper towels so we could bend the ends up like a real cornucopia, but that just ended in a sticky mess. In the end the kiddos didn’t mind… After all, chocolate is chocolate!

Challenge #3: Solve the turkey math problems.

Turkey math STEM Box

Turkey Math from Homework and Horseplay

I made these cute turkey math problems years ago for Jack. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I watch my cousin’s daughters and the oldest one likes to do “school” with us. She is only 2 right now, so I am going to write just numbers on the back of the feathers and she can find the matching numbers. Even though I put this box together for the girls, Jack had fun reviewing his math skills to set these up for pictures.

Thank you for joining me today to check out my November Dollar Tree STEM Boxes.

Did you miss last month’s STEM Boxes? You can find them here, and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to see us in action!