It’s Thanksgiving Eve, and there is so much to be thankful for. We would like to take this time to thank all of our readers who come to our site each day to read Oh, Brother! and our blog. While we are thankful for many things, like our family and friends, we also appreciate our online fans, all of whom have embraced Bud and Lily as if they were their own siblings.
From our home to yours, have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!P.S. If you are looking for a fun activity to do while you wait for Thanksgiving dinner to cook, don’t forget about our Pilgrim Ship Favors activity.
You can help with the Thanksgiving Day preparations by making pilgrim ship table favors from walnut shells. As guests arrive, ask them to write tiny notes that show appreciation for people present at the gathering to tuck inside the ships.
Here the stuff you’ll need:•Fresh walnuts in the shell (enough for each guest to have a half)
•Glue gun or modeling clay
• White or colorful construction paper for sails
•1-1/2 inch square pieces of paper for notes
•Pen and pencils
Here’s the fun: 1. Crack the walnuts in half, pick out the nuts for a yummy and healthy snack, and then use the shells to create the miniature pilgrim ships.
2. Next, cut the construction paper into 1-1/2-inch triangular or rectangular pieces to make sails, and write the name of a guest or family member on each one.
3. Thread a toothpick through each “sail,” and then poke the toothpick into the empty center of a walnut-shell half. Use a glue gun or secure the toothpick in place with a small wad of modeling clay. Make a ship for each person, and place it beside the appropriate plate at your table.
It’s the morning after Halloween and your costume is rolled up in a ball on your bedroom floor. If it is, you better hang it up before your Mom finds it there!
In today’s panel, Bud finds a unique use for yesterday’s Halloween mask. Do you have any cool ideas on ways you can reuse and recycle your Halloween costume? We would love to hear your ideas! If you don’t know what to do with it, we have a suggestion.
Every Halloween, there are countless children in need who don’t have a Halloween costume. If you want to help a fellow child, you can do so by donating your Halloween costume! Simply mail your costume to the Mother Nature Network, and they will make sure that a child in need gets your cool costume in time for next Halloween.
Ask your parents or caregiver to mail your used costume to:
Mother Nature Network
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
There is no nicer feeling than giving something away to someone who will truly appreciate your thoughtful generosity.