GRATITUDE at Thanksgiving


It’s truly one of my favorite times of the year.


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In this past year, I’m especially thankful for both old and new friends—those writer buddies who’ve keep me plodding along for years and those new friends at Jolly Fish Press and The Sweet Sixteens who’ve welcomed me into the publishing world with help and encouragement.


It’s often easy to become discouraged amid our own life dramas as well as those in the larger world. But I count myself most fortunate to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who remind me to always look for the good, to hope for the best, and to believe in myself and others.


I wish all of you a blessed Thanksgiving!


Turkey-Time Fun

Thanksgiving is almost here–fun with the family and lots of luscious food. But if you want to have some creative fun this Thanksgiving, here is a link to HIGHLIGHTS magazine. You’ll learn how to make your very own TURKEY FINGER PUPPET.

You might want to make up your own Thanksgiving story to accompany your turkey–and perhaps you’ll want to make additional finger puppet characters as well.
Or perhaps you’ll want to use your turkey puppet to help tell what you’re thankful for this year.

Turkey Crafts and Reading Fun for Thanksgiving

HIGHLIGHTS magazine has tons of turkey fun for crafty kids this month. For a totally new approach, try making a turkey from a sea shell. And for more turkey crafts, click here.

In Christine Webster’s book, HOW TO DRAW THANKSGIVING SYMBOLS, she provides facts and step-by-step drawing instructions for turkeys and all the favorite Thanksgiving characters.
For a fun read this Thanksgiving, go to your library and check out Dav Pilkey’s TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE THANKSGIVING. And save some time to explore Dav Pilkey’s website and his Groovy Games.
I hope you can find some time this week to make your own special turkey crafts and enjoy Thanksgiving reading fun.
Gobble! Gobble!