Here are online resources and printable activities to help you present the Thanksgiving holiday to young
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What does thanksgiving mean?
It is the act or expression of giving
Thanksgiving is an autumn holiday
in the U.S.A. held
on the fourth Thursday in November. On this holiday, Americans remember
the good harvest of the Pilgrims on 1621 and show thanks for what they
Thanksgiving is also celebrated in Canada on the second Monday in
Two of the turkey crafts feature an important national symbol of Canada, the maple
leaf. This is an opportunity to get children acquainted with
Canada and its national symbols with this related activity.
**Thanksgiving U.S.A. - fourth Thursday in November**
Online resources >
Visit this presentation about the The
First Thanksgiving at Scholastic. This content resource a picture timeline, a virtual voyage on the Mayflower,
life in Plymouth 1621, and teacher's guide and lesson plans for
PreK-2nd grade and elementary levels
Thanksgiving theme printable crafts >
The crafts have leaf colors ranging from yellow
to a deep red, orange, and purplish -- this is to demonstrate the
autumn season changes.
Visit this related activity that has A Year in the Life of a Tree that richly
illustrates these seasonal changes.