Thanksgiving Traditions & Craft Ideas*
by Tiffany S.
from Virtuous Daughters, November 2001~Volume 1, Number 8 & November 2003~Volume 3, Number 8
It’s that time of the year again when we give thanks to our gracious Lord and Savior for all that He has done in our lives! Need some scrumptious recipes? Need a craft idea? What about a new tradition to start each Thanksgiving? Maybe these are some help to you! :)
Thanksgiving Day Tradition
We have a tradition during every Thanksgiving dinner where we pass a cob of Indian corn (not cooked) around and we each pick a number of corn pieces. For each one we pick off we say something we are thankful for. It really helps us appreciate more things and helps us think about things we are truly grateful for.
A Thanksgiving Play
It can be so much fun to dress up as pilgrims and Indians for Thanksgiving Day, but it is even more special when we have a family play. As a family, plan out a play such as “The Indians and the Pilgrims” or “Squanto and the pilgrims,” etc. If you do not have clothes fit for these plays, don’t fret! Just dress up in a plain clothed dress and some sandals, and your dad and brothers can dress up in some plain jeans with a plain shirt. Ask your parent’s permission to video this activity, and let it last a lifetime! Remember! Be sure to allow all of your siblings to be a part of it. Sometimes us girls forget that our siblings like to be a part of these fun things too!! :) Also, remember to plan things out. You might ask one of your older sibling’s or parent’s help on this. This can be a whole ton of fun, and it will be a family memory that will last a lifetime!!
Several years back, Justin, Brittany, and I started doing a “play” for our parents. We would organize the play to how we wanted it to go, I would print a dialogue and “program,” Justin would print “tickets,” and we would practice the skit for weeks. Although it was very silly, and strange things happened every time :), (once we were doing a skit for Christmas when Justin bumped into a wrapped gift and it started singing! :)) it was always a lot of fun, and teaches good lessons in working together, being flexible (Gideon’s part was the little boy, but he decided during the actual play that he wanted to be a dog! :)), and much more! I would encourage you to put one together, too. It’s worth the effort!
Corn Casserole by Cheryl S.
This is one of those easy, delicious recipes!
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