Comments on: The Kids Table http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 28 Nov 2014 23:10:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: liv's mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-312810 liv's mom Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:51:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-312810 Cute projects but I dont think the nina pinta etc is related to Thanksgiving! Those boats were more than 100 years earlier werent they? Nonetheless, we are boat making today.

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By: Heidi Jungwirth http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-307074 Heidi Jungwirth Tue, 08 Nov 2011 15:02:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-307074 I’d love to email you a photo of our Thanksgiving “Tree of Thanks” that we did for our Thanksgiving this year. (we celebrate earlier in Canada) but I don’t know how to send a photo.

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By: carole http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-307070 carole Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:28:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-307070 I have the grandkids write the prayer each year, and then recite it together. I keep the prayers and one day will put them together in a collection and present them to the grandkids. They also usually make some kind of table decorations: pinecone turkeys, place cards, placemats, etc.

We try to read Abraham Lincoln’s amazing Thanksgiving Day proclamation. (You can read it here: http://holydays.tripod.com/linc.htm )

A new tradition I hope to start this year is to have “Thanksgiving Blessings” snack ingredients for the grandkids to mix and bag and give away to friends. The ingredients are Bugles snack crackers, mini pretzel twists, M&Ms, dried fruits of some kind (cranberries for us); dried seeds or nuts (pumpkins seeds are our choice) and a Hershey’s kiss. Mix it up and bag and staple the following on the bag:

THANKSGIVING BLESSINGS!
BUGLES: Reminds us of the cornucopia (horn of plenty), a symbol of our nation’s abundance.
PRETZELS: Reminds us of arms folded in prayer and the religious freedom sought by those who founded our country.
CANDY CORN: Reminds us of the friendship of the Native Americans who greeted the Pilgrims and shared with them their knowledge of growing crops, hunting game and surviving in a new land.
NUTS OR PUMPKIN SEEDS: Reminds us of our future. Seeds planted today are tomorrow’s harvest if we are diligent and attentive.
DRIED FRUIT: Reminds of God’s provision through our bountiful land!
M&Ms: Represent the sweetness of friends and community.
HERSHEY’S KISS: Represents the love of family.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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By: Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-307040 Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey Tue, 08 Nov 2011 05:22:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-307040 Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday – yay! Love these.

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306998 Design Mom Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:15:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306998 Such a great way to feel thankful all month long!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306997 Design Mom Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:13:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306997 Hah! I will not be drilling corn either, but it’s the perfect sort of job for my older kids to do on a random evening when they’re watching TV.

If we do it this weekend, we’ll have a bowl of corn beads ready for the little ones on Thanksgiving. But if I didn’t have helpers, this idea might not have caught my eye. : )

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306995 Design Mom Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:11:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306995 Such a great idea, Hannah.

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By: Barb @ A Life in Balance http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306988 Barb @ A Life in Balance Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:52:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306988 We’ve been writing down what we’re thankful for from November 1st to Thanksgiving. I’d like to read these aloud with the grandparents who will be joining us for dinner. I was also hoping to do the activity with the grandparents and save it in some way.

My fil would get a kick out of the walnut boats!

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By: CMN http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306980 CMN Mon, 07 Nov 2011 18:12:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306980 Love the walnut boats! Putting those on my list… And Hannah’s suggestion of a mural? Brilliant!

But I have to say, the thought of drilling corn so for necklaces has my fingers twitching — and not in a good way! The photos look great, but it sounds like a lot of prep work for a simple craft. Now, how about a garland of popcorn, cranberries, et al? Much easier to prep, and it can go right over to holiday decorating!

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By: Alana http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306964 Alana Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:12:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306964 I will not be “drilling corn” pre-Thankgiving, LOL.

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By: Michelle http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306963 Michelle Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:10:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306963 love the poem idea!

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By: Hannah Q. http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306960 Hannah Q. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 17:04:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306960 A few years ago we celebrated Thanksgiving with several families with young children. We unrolled a huge sheet of paper along one wall and everyone (including adults) drew on it with crayons to create a fun mural!

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By: Greta http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306957 Greta Mon, 07 Nov 2011 16:46:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306957 My kids (7,5,3) are going to recite a poem for our guests. We are learning ti together and they’ll recite it after dinner on Thanksgiving.
Maybe they’ll wear some Pilgrim hats while they do it!
Great ideas.
Love from,
Greta

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306934 Design Mom Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:07:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306934 Having them take orders and interview everyone is genius! I bet they love that, Barchbo.

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By: barchbo http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306931 barchbo Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:04:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306931 We are not an especially craft-talented family, so we keep the kids busy with taking drink orders and making place cards for everyone. The kids are often charged with making lists of things they are thankful for and for “interviewing” everyone else for theirs. Of course, setting the table, clearing the table and making sure all condiments are accounted for are also key tasks!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306922 Design Mom Mon, 07 Nov 2011 14:41:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306922 Oh good! I hope you try it. It’s such a sweet, simple project.

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By: The Artful Parent http://www.designmom.com/2011/11/the-kids-table/comment-page-1/#comment-306918 The Artful Parent Mon, 07 Nov 2011 13:34:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=14281#comment-306918 Love the little walnut boats! We have a couple of walnut trees in our yard, so we should definitely try that one. Thanks.

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