Free Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and Holiday Gift Suggestions
Free Coloring Pages for Thanksgiving
Here are several coloring pages that will pop up as you cursor over them.
In elementary school at Thanksgiving time, we made turkeys in the first and second grades with a potato, toothpicks for legs, and for the tail, wings, and head - cutouts from colored papers.
It was n the first grade classroom, that I learned what a rotten potato smelled like! We had left the potato turkeys over the long Thanksgiving weekend and they did not smell pretty when we returned. Whew! They were fun to make, though. (Now I would worry about wasting a potato.)
The vegetables below make fun coloring objects and can help teach younger children about nutrition. All ages can enjoy the animated characters of onion, potato and carrot. They are all likely to appear on the dining room table for dinner on Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Since potatoes and opinions come in so many colors, children can experiment with their own ideas as they color.
Vegetables can be fun to color.
Coloring Page Resources
Thanksgiving Coloring Pages and pages for many recognized holidays and activities.
- Unique Thanksgiving Coloring Pages for America
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Children's Art Resources
- Ohio's American Made Products -- Gifts For Special Occasions
Ohio was an agricultural state long before other industries took hold. The capital of Columbus is still popularly called a Cow Town. However, the city is known also for the arts, arts education, and Ohio Made gifts.
- The Toys of Ohio Art Company
We thought Ohio Art Company would close down and take our favorite toys with it, but it was all saved!
Gift Giving Seasons
When Christmas and Kwanzaa rush onto your calendar just around the corner from Thanksgiving, they, along with other Fall and Winter Holidays, can be stressful and challenging. You may feel pressed to purchase the "right": gifts for adults and children in your life.
While it is admirable to abstain from inordinate consumerism, the following toy suggestions make useful as well as entertaining gifts for children.
You might be interested in the Classic Toy Museum.
Do you remember any of these? --
Ohio Art Company - Made in America
- Colorforms - This set of colorful two-dimensional plastic cling items to use for making outdoor or indoor scenes, cartoons, and doll outfits has been a favorite of many children for a long time. While convalescing from pneumonia as a child in the hospital, the staff gave me a large set of Colorforms and a board on which to place them (they clung instantly, but came off easily). The artistic toy helped me forget that I was feeling sick and it was a big surprise for me that I was allowed to take it home when I was released.
- Mr. Potato Head
- Tinker Toys
- Ant Farms
- Wooly Willy
How about Magna Doodle and Etch-a-Sketch?™
That company is still around and operating n Ohio. Ohio Art opened in 1908. Today, they also make lithographic parts for large corporations like Disney, Starbucks, Altoids and Coca-Cola. See the links below for retro toys from Ohio Art.
The Old Time Candy Company
Candy from the early 20th century is also still dsitributed in Ohio at the Old Time Candy Company.
This corporation puts together gift packs for gift giving as well as individual orders. It's fun just to look at their online catalogue. I've never seen some of these candies before, but my parents, grandparents, and great grandparents surely enjoyed some of them.
They even have FIZZIES!
Old Time Candy Company
- Website: http://www.oldtimecandy.com/
- Street Address: 350 Commerce Drive East; LaGrange, OH 44050
- Fun phone Number: 1-866-WAX-LIPS (866-929-5477)
Old Tyme Candy Company
Thanksgiving Decor of Natural Materials
During October in Canada and November in USA, we speak of Indian Corn, the number of different varieties of corn grown when the white settler met the Native North Americans for the first time. Ears with many colors on the same cob are often wired together and hung on the front door of the home as a welcome during the Thanksgiving Season.
Add Some Color to this Indian Corn!
© 2007 Patty Inglish
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