Ms. Inglish has 30 years experience in medicine, psychology, STEM instruction, history, and aerospace education for USAF Civil Air Patrol.
Free Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving
Children love to color and in the 21st century, adults are coloring opening. So, here are several coloring pages that you can print and color whenever you like. I am seeing coloring events at shopping malls, churches, libraries, and coffee shops and they are becoming more popular every day.
Coloring is not as messy as cut-and-past activities. I remember in elementary school at Thanksgiving time, we made turkeys in the with a large potato, with colorful toothpicks for legs. For the feet, tail, wings, and head we used cutouts from colored papers. This was fun, but the paste spread everywhere and after two weeks, the turkeys really smelled bad.
It was in the first grade classroom that I learned what a rotten potato smelled like!I can smell it even now.
We had left the potato turkeys over the long Thanksgiving weekend and they did not look pretty when we returned. today, I would worry about wasting a potato.
Color Your Vegetables
The vegetables below make fun coloring objects and can help teach younger children about nutrition. All ages can enjoy the animated characters of onion, potato and carrot. They are all likely to appear on the dining room table for dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Since potatoes and opinions come in so many colors, children can experiment with their own ideas as they color.
Coloring Page Resources
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and pages for many recognized holidays and activities.
- Unique Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for America
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Winter Holiday Gift Giving Seasons
When Christmas and Kwanzaa rush onto your calendar just around the corner from Thanksgiving, they, along with other Fall and Winter Holidays, can be stressful and challenging. You may feel pressed to purchase the "right": gifts for adults and children in your life.
While it is admirable to abstain from inordinate consumerism, the following toy suggestions make useful as well as entertaining gifts for children.
You might be interested in the Classic Toy Museum.
Do you remember any of these? --
- Colorforms - This set of colorful two-dimensional plastic cling items to use for making outdoor or indoor scenes, cartoons, and doll outfits has been a favorite of many children for a long time. While convalescing from pneumonia as a child in the hospital, the staff gave me a large set of Colorforms and a board on which to place them (they clung instantly, but came off easily). The artistic toy helped me forget that I was feeling sick and it was a big surprise for me that I was allowed to take it home when I was released.
- Mr. Potato Head
- Tinker Toys
- Ant Farms
- Wooly Willy
- How about Magna Doodle and Etch-a-Sketch™ from Ohio Art? -- That company is still around and operating n Ohio. Ohio Art opened in 1908. Today, they also make lithographic parts for large corporations like Disney, Starbucks, Altoids and Coca-Cola.
- Art supplies are appropriate, creative gifts or children and adults as well. Crayons, glitter markers, non-toxic paints and more can b used to color the pages in this collection.
Children's Art Resources
- Ohio's American Made Products -- Gifts For Special Occasions
Ohio was an agricultural state long before other industries took hold. The capital of Columbus is still popularly called a Cow Town. However, the city is known also for the arts, arts education, and Ohio Made gifts.
Thanksgiving Decor of Natural Materials
During October in Canada and November in USA, we speak of Indian Corn, the number of different varieties of corn grown when the white settler met the Native North Americans for the first time.
Ears with kernels of many colors on the same cob are often wired together and hung on the front door of the home as a welcome during the Thanksgiving Season.
The Old Time Candy Company
Candy from the early 20th century is also still distributed in Ohio at the Old Time Candy Company and is good for holiday gifts.
This corporation puts together gift packs for gift giving as well as individual orders. It's fun just to look at their online catalogue. I've never seen some of these candies before, but my parents, grandparents, and great grandparents surely enjoyed some of them.
They even have FIZZIES, the soft drink that comes in a tablet like Alka-Seltzer!
Old Time Candy Company
- Website: http://www.oldtimecandy.com/
- Street Address: 350 Commerce Drive East; LaGrange, OH 44050
- Fun phone Number: 1-866-WAX-LIPS (866-929-5477)
© 2007 Patty Inglish MS
Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 12, 2015:
It does! More and more adults are admitting they like to color, too. It's fun.
alexis on November 12, 2015:
Patty Inglish MS (author) from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on November 02, 2007:
When kids ask me how old I am I say 200! When they look at me funny and say that I cannot be that old, I say, "Well, closer than YOU!" Try it with a child sometime!
I love coloring too.
Earth Angel on November 02, 2007:
Ahhhhh Patty!! What a glorious Hub!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! In my next life I am coming back with your Internet skill, words of wisdom, creativity and imagination!! I am giddy like a child!! I had no idea so much existed out there in Neverland!! You are a jewel and an inspiration!! Blessings, Earth Angel!!