For the last couple of years, my husband and I have talked about having a Friendsgiving, but it wasn’t until this year that I made it happen.
Since it’s Thanksgiving break, lots of our friends are out of school and work, so we settled on a day during the week to have all the mommies and kids over for snacks and crafts.
We made paper plate turkeys by:
1) coloring the paper plates brown
2) cutting out feathers
3) gluing the feathers to the back of the paper plate
4) hot gluing googly eyes
5) hot gluing a stick (if needed/ wanted)
Then, the kids played outside on the playground/ with Legos, etc.
We had lunch of Chick-fil-a nuggets (because all kids eat those, right?!), broccoli cheese casserole, candied yams, pumpkin pie, veggie straws, Tee Pees, Corn Pops and more. It was potluck and all the moms brought a dish to share.
We have had Olympic fever in this house since the Opening Ceremonies!
These are the first Olympics my kids have been old enough to watch and understand!
It’s been so fun sharing it with them!
Emma says her favorite Olympian is “Katie Tedeky” aka Katie Ledeky.
We have been watching the Olympics almost every day and I have been encorporating crafts, which have been really fun for the girls.
They recognize the Olympic Rings now because they’ve made them and they talk about the gold medals because we’ve made our own.
Here are the slew of crafts we’ve completed over the last 14 days:
This was our first craft that we made for the Opening Ceremonies.
They were quite simple:
Two toilet paper rolls
Painted gold or white (I looked up the past torches and they have all been gold or white)
Red, yellow or orange tissue paper for the flames
And that was it! For my older daughter, we wrote USA on hers since she is working on her letter recognition