Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Countdown

I'm so excited to be bringing you a new post unrelated to preschool! I need to spend more time making these posts. But, before I get started, since it sort of fits into this post, I just wanted to show you the Daleks costumes. Bubba was a Lego mini fig knight and The Little Princess was Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

Here we are into the first week of November, and if your house is anything like mine it is filled to the brim with Halloween candy. 

Yeah, those are just from Trick or Treating. We also went to two Halloween parties and a Trunk or Treat night. Can you say sugar overload! We are trying to eat a lot healthier here at the Crafty Princess house. So, this year we are adding a few new traditions. 

To start, we invited the Switch Witch to come to our house this year. The Switch Witch has a cat that only eats candy. If you invite her to your house and leave your Halloween candy for her she will leave a gift for you. The Daleks loved the idea of the Switch Witch and happily left most of their candy for her. She left a remote control flying UFO for Bubba and a castle that turns into a unicorn for The Little Princess.

So, now that the fun of the Switch Witch is over, I wanted something fun to do with the candy the Daleks decided to keep. I came up with a Thanksgiving countdown. 

Since Thanksgiving is on the 28th this year, I needed 28 pieces of candy. It just so happens that's how many each of the Daleks saved from the Switch Witch. (Okay, maybe I did plan ahead, just a little.) Then I made two huge turkeys with 28 feathers and hung them on the front door under our family calendar.

Here's a close up of Bubba's Turkey.

Next, I hung a piece of candy onto each feather using painters tape to try to avoid tearing the paper when the candy is taken down.

Here is Bubba's turkey with all the candy he chose to keep. (It appears he enjoys taffy, bubble gum, and lollipops the best.)

Here is The Little Princess's turkey with her top candy choices. (Tootsie Rolls, Lollipops, and Skittles.)

The idea behind the turkeys is everyday after dinner they will get to pick a piece of candy for dessert. However, they don't just get a piece of candy. After all this is a Thanksgiving countdown. They have to replace the candy with something they are thankful for.

As of today's typing, we are on day two. Bubba has been thankful for Mommy and Daddy. The Little Princess has been thankful for Mommy and Bubba. (Cue the Sally Fields imitation. "They like me. They really like me!)

Until next time!

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