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Thanksgiving Candy-Corn Turkey Cupcakes


Well we're almost there!  
The feast of Thanksgiving! 



I'm thankful for God's Provision in a new land so many years ago, thankful for perseverance of a people yearning for freedom and truly thankful for all God has done for me in my present life.

Too often we forget about the small things in life like sunshine, clean water, hot showers (one of my favs!) Perspective is EVERYTHING! When we have to go without some of these things for a time, we realize, that the world is spinning around and God is watching over it all and not worried about a thing! He makes things happen when they should. Even the smallest details of our lives. If He can see when a sparrow falls, how much more can He see us?

Today I'm celebrating in the way I love so much... COOKING With KIDS!! Below is a fun Thanksgiving Treat to eat or take as desserts. Kids love making them and eating them! Grown-ups too!


    Candy-Corn 
Turkey Cupcakes 

These are so easy to make! Start by frosting a batch of cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
Poke 6 candy corns in the back for feathers. Poke 3-4 more in front of them. This part is PERFECT for preschoolers!
Place a candy pumpkin near the front for a head and frost with chocolate frosting. It might work easier to frost them first, then stick it on.

Cut one candy corn in half and stick on as beak. Use more frosting to help stick if you need to.

Attach candy flat rounds for eyes. (The kind you find with the sprinkles)  I attached a white one first then green on top. Couldn't find brown ones but red, green and white were in abundance!

I always think its nice to share with neighbors, shut-ins and those who cant bless us back. In doing so we minister to the Lord. Why not make up a batch of Turkey Gobbler Cupcakes to share?

Look for our hands-on writing books that transform writing time to a delight! 

Perfect for Christmas gift for the girl who loves to Read and Write!

The Pilgrims and Homeschooling

The Pilgrims and Homeschooling

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s a great time to incorporate art with writing! My kids love bean mosaics and we made a cool one of the Mayflower. We chatted as we worked about the First Thanksgiving. How brave the Pilgrims were, how devout their faith in God was and their desire to raise godly children.

It almost feels like homeschooling! We look at the public school system with shaking knees and pounding chests and think, there’s got to be a better way than this! We embark  on the Home Education ship to take us to a good land, free land only to find that there are challenges and hardships there too! 

BUT if we stick it out, like the pilgrims did, teach self-government so our children begin to take responsibility of their things and actions, we learn that what we have embarked on is a life changing experience! One that could possibly change the world with godly adults with leadership qualities and moral character that will shine in the darkness of this world.

Keep at it dear friend! Your harvest is greater than you know! Pull back if you need rest. Regroup and get creative! Join a co-op, talk with a friend, get your nails done! You’ll be glad you did. The Pilgrims had an opportunity to go back after that first year. But they didn’t take it. They pressed on to build the New World.
Making Bean Mosaic is easy!
·         Draw a picture of a the Mayflower  and the ocean on orange construction paper
·         Using Elmer’s Glue, make a puddle and let children fill in with beans
·         Embellish with glitter glue

·         Let dry for about 4 hours



Chocolate Confetti Christmas Tree






Chocolate -Confetti Christmas Tree
Fun to Make and Eat!







Kids love language enhancement activities when reading novels and Christmas makes it more fun! In the addendum of Isabel's Secret, is the directions for Christmas Card Placemats with a sensory Christmas Poem and a cool Chocolate Confetti Christmas Tree. 

Listen to an excerpt from the book: 


     "The next morning the girls jumped around throwing pillows at each other as Isabel's parents drove off to buy new horses at Red Mountain Ranch. Isabel turned on Christmas music and the girls danced around the room. "What should we do first?" asked Isabel. 
     "Make Chocolate Confetti," said Holly jumping onto the bed. 
      Thank God for Holly, thought Isabel.  She's my connection with the girl world. She grinned inwardly when she remembered how helpful Holly could be. She'd helped Isabel fix her hair for the spring play last year. Everyone told her how pretty she looked. Even if the recent secret weapon escapade didn't work, it wasn't Holly's fault. All Isabel knew was that Holly was the best friend a girl could have." 
Isabel's Secret, Chapter 4, page 43.

Full of fun and faith, Isabel's
 Secret is a terrific read for girls 8-12 years old and would make a perfect gift! On sale now with paper doll book.











Chocolate-Confetti Christmas Tree
 You will Need


24 oz bag of chocolate chips
Miniature candy canes
Red fruit roll ups
½ bar of white chocolate bark
Mini chocolate candies
Nuts of any kind
Square chocolate candies like Giardelli’s
Any kind of candies to decorate with:
Miniature peanut butter cups, mini-marshmallows,
Tin foil, wax paper, cookie sheet
 
Click the Photo For Free Downloadable Directions!

Thanksgiving Candy-Corn Turkey Cupcakes








  Well we're almost there! 
 The feast of Thanksgiving! 




I'm thankful for God's Provision in a new land so many years ago, thankful for perseverance of a people yearning for freedom and truly thankful for all God has done for me in my present life.

Too often we forget about the small things in life like sunshine, clean water, hot showers (one of my favs!) Perspective is EVERYTHING! When we have to go without some of these things for a time, we realize, that the world is spinning around and God is watching over it all and not worried about a thing! He makes things happen when they should. Even the smallest details of our lives. If He can see when a sparrow falls, how much more can He see us?

Today I'm celebrating in the way I love so much... COOKING With KIDS!! Below is a fun Thanksgiving Treat to eat or take as desserts. Kids love making them and eating them! Grown-ups too!

Candy-Corn Turkey Cupcakes


Holiday Treat for Kids
These are so easy to make! Start by frosting a batch of cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Poke 6 candy corns in the back for feathers. Poke 3-4 more in front of them. This part is PERFECT for preschoolers!

Place a candy pumpkin near the front for a head and frost with chocolate frosting. It might work easier to frost them first, then stick it on.


Cut one candy corn in half and stick on as beak. Use more frosting to help stick if you need to.

Attach candy flat rounds for eyes. (The kind you find with the sprinkles)  I attached a white one first then green on top. Couldn't find brown ones but red, green and white were in abundance!


I always think its nice to share with neighbors, shut-ins and those who cant bless us back. In doing so we minister to the Lord. Why not make up a batch of Turkey Gobbler Cupcakes to share?



Thanksgiving Chocolate-Peanut Butter Teepees



Thanksgiving Chocolaty-Peanut Butter Pretzel Tee-pees

Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books
I LOVE making Thanksgiving treats with kids and this was one of our favorites! It's so festive and fun and great to take as a dessert to all the holiday parties. 

It's also one of the treats the character Isabel makes for her grandmother in one of my books, Isabel's Secret!

She is eleven year-old and doesn't cook well like her BFF Holly. But one thing Isabel does do, is love to ride her horse Starlight and solve mysteries! She has a BIG heart towards God is a terrific example of faith for every girl. Stop by our Bookstore and check it out! http://www.newmillenniumgirlbooks.com/Bookstore.html

          You will Need
Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books

  • Smooth Peanut butter 
  • 16 oz bag chocolate chips 
  • Candy corn and pumpkins
  •  Pretzel sticks-small bag 
  • 12 pointy ice-cream cones T
  • toothpicks 





               Click Ingredients Photo 
    for Full Download of Instructions


Holiday Treat for Kids New Millennium Girl Books





Holiday Crafts for Kids

Holiday Craft Time is Here! Its my favorite time of the year!


Every Kid loves cut and paste projects and this one keeps little hands busy for a long time! I started making Thanksgiving Placemats when I had to stay indoors for several weeks. It was a terrific way to keep busy and with cold weather setting in, it will keep the kids busy too!

This is a great way to remember what to be thankful for and a great way to bless grandma and grandpa too!





New Millennium Girl Books
Gather Your Materials-Many of them are optional-I grab what I have available   

1-Large 11x 18 construction paper in fall colors  
Cut out pictures from magazines of fall leaves, pumpkins, etc   
Cut out pictures from magazines of favorite things of the person you are making the placemat for  
Decorated fall scrapbook papers to write special Thanksgiving Greeting  
Large fun fall and other stickers or wall art in flowers, animals, dinosaurs and fall shapes  
Photo of the person who gets to keep the placemat in the middle.  
Thanksgiving greeting cards or paper plates of turkeys-come in packs-optional

FOR FULL DIRECTIONS CLICK ON PHOTO OF PLACEMAT

I will post a new Holiday Craft Each Week So pass on the good word and subscribe!

Next time Thanksgiving Teepees!