Crystin Morris over at Delightfully Feasting on Instagram gifted me a mini Thanksgiving unit to use with our family (ages 9, 7, 4, and 1). Today, I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts on it when we went through it a couple weeks ago for our Canadian Thanksgiving week.
First impressions of the Thanksgiving unit
The unit was easy to read with simple instructions and it printed out well in black and white. It has a handy index so I could flip to whatever page I needed while using it. Being a Canadian, there were some things I couldn’t use, but I was able to easily find replacements (such as national Canadian holiday list via googling).
The week before Thanksgiving week, I sat down and sifted through what I wanted to do each day during Thanksgiving with my children. It was easy to piece together what would work for my family with the unit. It saved me a lot of thinking and prepping time too!
This is what I planned out for us:
Day one: prayer, listen to Thanksgiving songs. Read Thanksgiving books and talk about them together (narrate).
Day two: prayer, listen to Thanksgiving songs, and read poems. Go over national holidays briefly. Learn about the Turkey Trot.
Day three: prayer, listen to songs, and poems. Talk about gratitude as a family.
Day four: prayer, listen to songs, and poems.
*there were a few activities we didn’t get to such as science and baking cranberry bread together, but that’s something we could do next year! It gave us nice, slow, and meaningful activities for us to choose to do together to celebrate and reflect on what Thanksgiving means to us as a family.
All of our children enjoyed the materials in this unit and I see myself using it next year too for sure. It was a deep enough experience for our oldest at almost ten and enjoyable enough for a little toddler to dance to when she listened to the Turkey Trot and Thanksgiving songs. If you’re looking for a sweet unit to help your family along with Thanksgiving, I highly recommend this unit by Delightfully Feasting.
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Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!