Flylady’s Holiday Control Journal and Our Thanksgiving Play

Because I have been working steadily with my Holiday Control Journal, holiday events stay at the forefront of my mind. One of our Thanksgiving “events” involves performing either a puppet or “real-people” play. Consequently, the last time we were at the library, I picked up some children’s books on Thanksgiving, hoping that we could adapt one of them to be our traditional Thanksgiving play.

Well, yesterday, we started perusing the Thanksgiving books and the very first one we picked up was already in play format! We decided that we would perform it as a “real-people” play instead of a puppet play. Then we assigned family members to each role (and, wouldn’t you know, there were exactly enough parts for the family members who were participating — plus enough “extras” in case some of our young friends who join us for Thanksgiving want to come dressed for a non-speaking part). We ran off copies for each person and Eleanor high-lighted the appropriate lines in each individual’s copy.

Last night, Eleanor was already working with Charlotte on memorizing lines. Planning ahead and getting started on this play is going to yield at least 2-1/2 weeks of rehearsal fun for everyone. Now, to start thinking of costumes….


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