10 Thanksgiving Crafts, Recipes, and Tips

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After a mostly relaxing, but not very productive weekend retreat, I have decided to take the week off of blogging. This will be my only post this week. There won’t be a Weekly Wrap-Up on Friday, but we’ll pick back up next week.

I’ve gathered up some of my favorite Thanksgiving posts from WUHS and around the Internet to share with you. I’ve got everything from Thanksgiving crafts to recipes to tips for schooling through the holidays (or not feeling guilty if you don’t). Click the titles to visit the links.



1. Retelling The Story of The First Thanksgiving | Use these printable pilgrim and Native American figures to encourage your kids to retell the traditional story of the first Thanksgiving and/or to create an adorable addition to your Thanksgiving table decorations.

2. A Homeschooler’s Thanksgiving List | Homeschooling families have much for which to be thankful. If you need a reminder, check out this list.

3. Top 10 Family Games to Play After Thanksgiving Dinner (or anytime!) | In addition to it being Thanksgiving week, it’s also National Game and Puzzle Week. Discover some of my family’s favorites and possibly pick up some ideas for some new games for your family to try after your Thanksgiving dinner – or after your Thanksgiving nap!

4. Thanksgiving Favorites | Looking for some new recipe ideas? Try one of my favorites!

5. Healthy Holiday Eating Tips | Beginning on Thanksgiving and carrying through until after Christmas, it can be extremely difficult to make healthy eating choices. Try some of these tips that work well for me.

6. Thanksgiving Activity Page or Placemat Free Printable | This activity page printable from Real Life at Home will keep the kids busy during Thanksgiving dinner prep. If you’re like me and you’re guilty of stealing your kids’ activity placemats at restaurants, you’ll want to print some extras. Just sayin’.

7. How to Deal with Math-Quizzing Relatives this Holiday Season | Do you have those relatives? If you do, you know the ones. Check out my article at Hip Homeschooling Moms for how to deal with them this holiday season. Even if your relatives are pretty cool about homeschooling, you might want to check out the article. It’s one of those fun, cheeky articles I like to write.

8. Top 10 Tips for Schooling Through the Holidays | Will you be schooling through the holiday season this year? Try these ideas to make it as relaxing as possible.

9 How to School Through the Holidays without Losing Your Mind | Here are a few more stress-reducing tips for schooling through the holidays.

10. 5 Ways Taking a Holiday Break Enhances Homeschool Learning | If you’re feeling guilty about taking a long holiday break, don’t! However, if having me say don’t isn’t enough to reassure you that it’s okay to take a break, read this article from iHomeschool Network that points out how taking a break can benefit your homeschool.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! And, for my international readers, Happy Last Full Week of November! Hey, it could catch on as a holiday.

Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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