Fall is definitely all about harvest around here. I love the pumpkins and the apples. As a teacher, it has always been a great time of year for classroom activities. There are so many things to do with pumpkins, apples, and things related to Thanksgiving. I like to do as many activities with W as I can so we recently made a Thanksgiving Snack Mix to go along with some of our favorite pumpkin and Thanksgiving books.
Thanksgiving Snack Mix Recipe
Here’s what we included in our Thanksgiving snack mix:
- Bugles to represent the cornucopia, a symbol of abundance during the season.
- Candy corn to represent the sacrifices of the first winter. There was very little food and the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
- Nuts to represent the nuts and seeds that were saved to plant in the spring and the promise of a future harvest.
- Dried fruits to represent the harvest that was dried for the next winter.
- M&Ms for the memories of those who came before us.
- And a Hershey’s Kiss to represent the love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.
This is a great recipe for kids to make to contribute to the Thanksgiving dinner festivities. It also makes a great classroom activity or gift for classmates if your child has a harvest celebration at school. We always had a class lunch to celebrate the week before Thanksgiving break.