Saturday, November 28, 2009

Week of Thanksgiving: Cornucopia

I don't know about the rest of you, but the symbol of the cornucopia has never made much sense to me. Why a horn shaped basket? What did it symbolize?
Turns out, it's a Greek mythology thing. Awesome. So, I decided we needed to teach our kids about the cornucopia.

At the beginning of November, I used my kid's Crayola watercolors and painted a cornucopia that we put on the window. Each day, we wrote down things we were grateful for on little watercolor fruits, vegetables, and meats. It was so fun to see what everyone was grateful for, because you never knew what they were going to say next. Here is a list of my favorites:
  • Decay
  • Each of us, by name, several times.
  • Stove
  • "spray"
  • "nise voises"
  • jammies
  • toy saw
  • "trick or treat"
  • dress ups
  • chalk
  • "me"

We had such a great time, and every day there was excitement over who got to choose the fruit or vegetable to write on for the day. As thrilled as I am to put up our Christmas decorations this weekend... I was sad as I took down the cornucopia from our window. We have so much to be thankful for.


  1. What a great way to "see" the things that we are grateful for. Well done Becca :)

  2. I agree- it's things like this I have stuck in a file titled "some of my favorite things..." I never dreamed the years would pass as they have- now those papers bring me sweet memories of the little people that filled my home. Lucky you!