We had our Thanksgiving Theme unit two Fridays ago, and had lots of fun! We made mini-books about the first Thanksgiving, graphed our favorite Thanksgiving feast foods, read up on our history, and made a paper ear of Indian corn to practice making various color patterns! Since I didn't have the gumption to do an actual feast with appropriate costumes, etc, we just make butter...to at least remind them that the Pilgrims had to make everything from scratch!
They had a great time with the butter-making, passing the jars with whipping cream back and forth, shaking as hard as they could! It was yummy on fresh bread, too! But, we're thankful we don't have to churn our own butter all the time!