Thanksgiving has come so quickly. I almost feel a bit unprepared, but I'd like to share some things we have been doing to celebrate. There is so much focus around Thanksgiving on the plight of the Pilgrims that we wanted to focus on the beauty and spirit of the Native Americans.
For the past two weeks, we have been learning a new song which can be found in Wynstone Press' Autumn book. It can be found on page 34 and is about Indian children. The chorus is printed in bold and is to be sung after each verse:
Chorus: Dance to the sun, dance to the rain, dance to the earth who gives us grain.
1 cup flour
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup salt
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Mix ingredients together and kneed, add food coloring to pieces as desired. Squish with hands (the really fun part) and shape as desired. Bake in the oven at a low temperature until hardened.