"The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land."
-Abraham Lincoln

Turkey Cookies for Turkey Day!

We've been baking!  The kids' home school group is having a harvest party in honor of Thanksgiving and we were asked to bring the cookies.   We thought about just plain Jane chocolate chip or simple frosted sugar cookies but then I decided to do a little searching for something a bit more "special".   In my hunt I came across these cute little turkey cookies from Pillsbury.   We made two substitutions to the original idea, we used a family sugar cookie recipe instead of slice and bake cookie dough and we used homemade chocolate icing instead of store bought.  Even though our decorating didn't turn out quite as neat and tidy as the original the kids had a blast helping to decorate them and gave rave reviews on the taste from the couple of cookies they sampled.  All in all I'd say it was a success. 

On the learning front we've been studying the Pilgrims and early colonial period of American history.  We've read The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern.

And we're reading The Landing of the Pilgrims by James Daugherty. 

 The kids have been busy coloring turkeys and listing all the things they are thankful for this year.  They've had a lot of fun learning about Thanksgiving this week but I think we are all ready for the holiday break.