Write a Thanksgiving Proclamation!
Thanksgiving has been around for a long time, and so have Thanksgiving proclamations, starting with the first issued in 1777. Helping your child write his own "Thanksgiving Proclamation" is a great way to get into the spirit of gratitude that this holiday is all about. Writing a proclamation sounds hard, but it's really nothing more than a statement of what you're thankful for. With a bit of tea or coffee, you can also dye the proclamation to look like an antique document!
What You Need:
- Regular white paper
- Tea or coffee, brewed (keep it weak)
- Shallow pan for soaking the paper
- Calligraphy pen or special marker
- Matches or a lighter (optional)
- Candle (optional)