Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale

We watched this movie on Amazon Instant Video last year, and it was really good.

It is historically accurate, from what I’ve read about Squanto, and for Disney, that’s pretty amazing. We had read a library book right before that called Squanto’s Journey,

and it gave us more information than we had known before, and the movie was very similar and brought the story to life even more.

It costs $2.99 to watch it instantly on Amazon. That worked out well for us. You have access to it for 24 hours from the time you first start watching it. We watched it on our computer. You can watch it on many different devices.

This is from the Amazon website:

Rentals start at $2.99. If you rent, you’ll have 30 days from when you rent to start watching, and once you start watching, most movies have a 24-hour window to finish watching. Once the rental is over, the movie will automatically disappear from Your Video Library.

I haven’t read this book by Eric Metaxas, but it looks like it will be great. I’m definitely going to look for it. It has a strong Christian worldview and shows how God was involved with Squanto’s life in aiding in the founding of our nation.

A Fun Thanksgiving Cartoon That Tells the Real Thanksgiving Story

“The Mouse on the Mayflower” is a good video made in 1968 that tells the story of Thanksgiving from the perspective of a mouse. It really gives a lot of good information.

My kids enjoyed it.

The youngest ones were not very cooperative because they wanted to play instead of watching what I wanted them to watch, but I made them watch it just because they have to do things they don’t want to sometimes. I couldn’t believe they didn’t want to watch a cartoon!

In spite of that, they did end up enjoying it.

You can find it here on YouTube.

Just A Few Thanksgiving Activities and Suggestions


I found these neat Thanksgiving printables at The Crafty Classroom.

I printed them out and can’t wait to use them this Thursday for our Thanksgiving table. It would be good to laminate them, but my laminator is still in a box. I’m going to tape the place mats to our old place mats that are shaped like turkeys.

The place cards have a conversation starting question or task for them to do, such as “Tell a silly story about yourself.” or “What are you thankful for?”.

We are getting pretty excited about Thanksgiving around here.

We have read “‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving”.

It was really funny. We all enjoyed it.

We also read “Thanksgiving at the Tappletons”.

It was also really funny.

A friend from church took me grocery shopping with my list of EVERYTHING we need for Thanksgiving dinner, so we are ready to start cooking and baking.

She is a blessed woman of God!

God is so good to us. We are very thankful.

Turkey Cookies – Not Made from Turkey! – Easy to Make, Nothing to Bake


We are planning to make these tomorrow!

What fun!

Even the older kids still like to make these – and eat them.

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All you need to make them is:

Fudge Stripe Cookies

Bon Bons

Chocolate chips

Candy Corn

How to put them together:

1. We melt the chocolate chips to use as glue. We glue the bon bons (the body of the turkey) to the Fudge Stripe cookies with the stripes going up and down so they look like feathers.

2. Then we glue the candy corn to the front of the bon bon to look like the head of the turkey.

3. Then we use toothpicks to dot eyes on the top of the candy corn with the melted chocolate chips.

4. Then we set them up together to make it look like we have a whole flock of turkeys!

Very easy to make and they taste delicious. No baking necessary!