Saturday, November 23, 2013

FIAR-Cranberry Thanksgiving

Conner and I have really missed doing our Five in a Row book studies.    What better time than a week off to dive back into one!!  Cranberry Thanksgiving is a great resource about teaching kids not to judge a book by its cover.

Two other books we read were:
If you were at the first Thanksgiving by Anne Kamma
Give Thanks to the Lord by Karma Wilson

Cranberry Science!!

Seeing if they float!!

I let him try and bounce them into a measuring cup then he cut them up to put in our stuffing.

Our art project was to do a watercolor silhouette.  I uploaded a picture of him onto my Windows Word program, enlarged it, and then printed it out.  We glued it on a piece of watercolor paper and them the painted around it.  It peeled off very easily.

For history, we studied the Pilgrims and he did this project.

We did an online slide show or a cranberry bog.  You can find that here.
They also have a free downloadable activity pack found here.

Then we made cranberry sauce.

Put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

Add cranberries and boil until they start to pop open.  Put on low for 10 minutes.

I like mine jellied, so I used my stick blender.

Put in a dish and refrigerate for about 3 hours.

All in all, a pretty good row!



  1. I would love to pin this but couldn't find a button to do it. I like the cranberry idea....I've never done anything with cranberries, but this looked pretty easy!

  2. It's a great way to learn about Thanksgiving. We love Cranberry Thanksgiving book. Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

  3. I think I have both of those books! Your cranberry jelly looks great! Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board!

  4. Awesome post and it is a great learning experience to work with hands as you learn

  5. Wow! I had no idea it was so easy to make cranberry jelly!

    Thank you for helping to bring a spoonful of reading fun to the Poppins Book Nook this month!