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November 16, 2011

Tell the Thanksgiving Story with Thanksgiving Trail Mix

A few years ago I discovered something that was like the concept of Thanksgiving Trail Mix.  I took the idea and made it into a more chronological and complete story.  I also made a visual presentation (Thanksgiving Trail Mix Presentation) and laminated each page. The idea is to use ingredients that symbolize parts of the Thanksgiving story and add them one by one while you explain what they represent.  By the end you have a yummy treat and have discussed the reason we celebrate Thanksgiving.  We all take turns reading a part of the story and pouring an ingredient in the bowl. Once the story has been told, everyone has something to munch on while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner.  This will be our fourth year doing our Thanksgiving Trail Mix tradition, and my kids really look forward to it.