Friday, October 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Co-op on Facebook Begins Monday, October 28!

We are so excited - our annual Thanksgiving Co-op on Facebook begins in just a few days! For those of you that want to know more about the Co-op, go here.

We've got two lists of things for Week 1 of the Co-op. One list has the craft things that you'll need if you want to join in our craft projects, and one list has the ingredients that you'll need if you want to join in our food fun. It's all completely up to you, we're just trying to give you a heads-up.

Here’s the craft supply list for Week 1:
·      Roll of brown kraft paper
·      Craft glue
·      Paper (construction or printer paper)
·      4 pieces of 12 x 12 decorative scrapbook paper in varying patterns
·      4 pieces of 12 x 12 brown (or orange) scrapbook paper
·      Tall chipboard letters to spell THANKFUL, available at craft stores 

           like Hobby Lobby or Michaels
·      Colored glitter
·      Spool of thin ribbon
·      Hole punch
·      Leaves from outdoors
·      Canvas drop cloth big enough to cover your table (canvas drop cloth like 

            this one from Lowes, about 5’ x 4’)
·      Sharpie Markers
·      Newspaper
·      Acrylic paints in fall colors
·      Foam paint brushes
·      Pine Cones
·      Peanut Butter
·      Birdseed
·      String or yarn
·      White twin-size bed sheet, washed – for our tablecloth project

Here’s the food ingredient list for Week1:
•    Popcorn
•    Sugar
•    Brown sugar
•    Light corn syrup
•    Butter
•    Salt
•    Baking soda
•    Vanilla
•    Dried cranberries
•    Chocolate chips
•    Honey roasted peanuts
•    Chocolate wafer cookies
•    1 tube orange frosting with piping tips
•    Small peanut butter cups



  1. Would we be able to use glitter glue instead of the glitter for the crafts we'll be making? I have several colors of glitter glue I usually use for crafts and it's a lot let mess that way. Also, for the hole punch, can it be a shaped hole punch or does it need to be a regular punch? I do scrapbooking and use my leaf punch for many crafts during this part of the year. I haven't had a chance to start reading up on the study yet although I guess I should have so I could possibly answer my own questions but maybe the suggestions could help someone else.
    Edwina M

  2. Hi Edwina, A shaped-hole punch should work. You will need a good amount of glitter glue to use for the craft we'll be doing. It's not that it couldn't be done with glitter glue, but that it needs quite a bit of glitter. These crafts are just for the Co-op - they aren't in the Thanksgiving Unit Study.

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. Which craft items are per child? I have four fully participating.

    1. Hello - good question! The crafts/activities that we'll be sharing this first week of the co-op will work well with one child or as a group project. With my three children, we did these as a group, and it worked well. Hope this helps! Blessings, Amanda B.

  5. So there is a difference in the co-op and the unit study? Please explain, thanks!

    1. Hi! Yes, there is a difference in the Thanksgiving Co-op and the Thanksgiving Unit Study. Follow this link to learn more about the Thanksgiving Co-op:

  6. We can't do wheat, peanuts or cocoa here. Any suggestions for replacements or are some able to be skipped?:

    •    Chocolate chips
    •    Honey roasted peanuts
    •    Chocolate wafer cookies
        Small peanut butter cups

  7. Hi! Thank you so much for all the work you put into the co-ops. They are great! This will be our 3rd co-op experience with USAB. I really appreciate the list for a heads-up on supplies however it would be so helpful to know colors & amounts. For instance the list says "spool of thin ribbon" so we might go pick out green to find out that yellow or orange was really a better choice. Or "honey roasted peanuts", since I don't know the amount I might get enough for 2 cups and only need 1 Tablespoon. The intrigue into the surprise projects and treats is great but more info on the list would be ever so helpful to my pocketbook :) Thanks again for all your work!


We love to hear from you. Please comment below. Thanks!