This week we joined in The Weekly Unplugged Project organised by Mom Unplugged at Unplug Your Kids. The theme for the week was 'thankful'.
I asked Hermione what she would like to do for the project and she decided she would like to make a 'thankful mobile'. I was originally a little confused and apprehensive but it turned out really well and we both had a lot of fun making it.
We made four pyramid type shapes and stuck them together to make the basic shape. Hermione then thought of four main areas in her life for which she is thankful - family, food, home and moon.
She made a pop up label for each area and wrote lots of relevant words on small pieces of paper to stick in each section. She decorated each section with pictures we found in magazines. I don't think the pictures really represent her thoughts - it was more a case of what we could find - thinking in particular about pictures of after shave and wedding dresses here!
She cut out and decorated lots of butterfly shapes to string from the main mobile. A couple of the ones hanging from the family section had pictures of her and Miles on.
We had great fun making the mobile and Hermione is very proud of it.
During the course of doing the mobile we got round to talking about Thanksgiving. We found information on the Internet about it and read about the pilgrims, the Mayflower and the first Thanksgiving celebrations. We did a Thanksgiving word search, looked at pictures of turkeys and located America on our world map.
Last night we had a Thanksgiving dinner, complete with turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. We had never had pumpkin pie before and it was delicious - made by our friend Soo who joined us for dinner. With a little help Hermione explained to everyone about the first Thanksgiving and we all had a lovely evening.