Guatemala doesn't normally observe Thanksgiving, but we made sure we did!
Of course, we still had to go to work. So we just brought Thanksgiving to camp!
Our Thursdays at camp usually involve 2 special activities. I was left alone for my special activity this week, so I seized the opportunity to do some fun Thanksgiving things.
First, I made a brief presentation of the typical foods we eat (who doesn't love learning about food?).
Then, we made HAND TURKEYS! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving activities. Even in college, we made hand turkeys in our sorority. I had each kid make their turkey and write something they were thankful for in each of the fingers.
Finally, we made a Thanksgiving Tree! This was perfect because it also tied in our environment theme. I made a very rudimentary tree out of brown construction paper and taped it to the wall. Then I gave each of the kids some construction paper leaves and asked them to write something they were thankful for specifically from the environment. They taped their leaves to the tree.
I think they got a little confused because they taped the leaves on the entire tree trunk, but that's okay. It's still cute :)
Here's a close-up of some of the leaves:
We also observed Thanksgiving at the house that evening. Sarah did a great job cooking and making our table look nice:
At our feast, we had fried chicken (okay, so not turkey), mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, toasted rolls with butter, cranberry sauce, apple cider, and pumpkin pie! It was delicious!
Happy Thanksgiving from MPI-Guatemala!