Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Giving Thanks ~ Tuesday

Thanksgiving Jokes and Riddles :-)

We used these at one of our home school Thanksgiving parties. I had them printed on slips of paper in a brown bag. All the children took turns pulling one out of the bag, reading it to the group, and giggling.

What kind of music did the Pilgrims dance to?The Plymouth Rock!

Where did the first corn come from?The stalk brought it!

What happened to the Pilgrim who was shot at by an Indian?He had an arrow escape!

Why did the Indian chief wear so many feathers?To keep his wigwam!

What did the turkey say before it was roasted?
Boy, am I stuffed!

If April showers bring May flowers…
What do Mayflowers bring?

How did the Mayflower show that it liked America?It hugged the shore!

Round as an apple.
A color like gold.
With more things inside,
Than you are years old.
What is it?
A pumpkin!

An Indian had 2 ½ piles of corn in one row. He had 1 ½ piles of corn in another row. Then he put them together. How many piles did he have?One pile!

A Pilgrim had nine ears of corn in his barn. Each day a squirrel came to the barn and took away three ears. But it took the squirrel nine days to remove all the corn. Can you guess why? The squirrel took away three ears each time, but only one was made of corn. The other two were his own!

What key has legs and can’t open doors?A turkey!

What happened when the turkey got into a fight?He got the stuffing knocked out of him!

Why was the turkey the drummer in a band?Because he had the drumsticks!

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
Waddle who?
Waddle I do if you don’t open the door?!

Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building?

Yes - a building can't jump at all!

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
The outside!

What happened to the turkey whose feathers were all pointing the wrong way?He was tickled to death!

What are unhappy cranberries called?Blueberries!

What smells the best at Thanksgiving dinner?Your nose!

What always comes at the end of Thanksgiving?The letter G!

What did the farmer say to the green pumpkin?Why orange you orange?!

How do you make a turkey float?You need two scoops of ice cream, root beer and a turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

More Thanksgiving crafts, recipes, ideas and inspiration
can be found at Giving Thanks hosted by Kelli.

Giving Thanks ~ Tuesday

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

5 1/2 cups flour
2 cups salt
8 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 container (1 1\2 ounces) pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tablespoon each cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger)
3/4 cup oil
4 cups water
orange food coloring (2 parts yellow/1 part red)

In a large saucepan, mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, and spice. Add oil, water and food coloring; stir over medium heat. Continue stirring until dough forms and lumps are gone. Place on counter and let cool a minute or two. Knead dough until smooth. Store in an airtight container.

Set out rolling pins, cookie cutters, and little pie pans...

Have fun!
This is also fun to give as a gift - place the dough in a foil pie pan, wrap with saran wrap, tie with a bow. Attach a turkey cookie cutter and small rolling pin.
Please visit Kelli to join in the Giving Thanks celebration!


At 2:42 AM on November 18, 1999, the partially completed Aggie Bonfire, on the Texas A&M University campus, standing 40 feet tall and consisting of about 5000 logs, collapsed during construction. Of the 58 students and former students working on the stack, 12 were killed and 27 others were injured...

Those that lost their lives will never be forgotten.

"there's a spirit can ne'er be told"