All about Plymouth, Massachusetts
Colonial Kids--Celebration of life in the 1700s about life as a colonial kid, see how the pilgrims dressed
Celebrating Thanksgiving teaching ideas and activities for teaching about the first Thanksgiving; an interactive on the first Thanksgiving, voyage on the Mayflower, look into their daily life, learn about the Thanksgiving feast.
Thanksgiving books in the sidebar there is more links to other Thanksgiving themed items like history, clipart, games, activities, and more!
Thanksgiving Teaching Theme writing sheets, songs, recipes, crafts, vocabulary builders, games, lesson plans, and much more
All about Squanto
Thanksgiving unit study
Thanksgiving Unit Study
Thanksgiving/Pilgrim Unit Study
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans using books
Billy Bear's Thanksgiving activities Loads of fun Thanksgiving activities for the younger set: games, puzzles and crafts.
Thanksgiving at the Holiday Zone Find Thanksgiving craft projects, discussion ideas, language arts activities, songs and more.
123Child Thanksgiving Art, games, math & science, songs & finger play, make a recipe book with kids favorite recipes, and dramatic play
KinderArt's Paper Turkey Craft Craft project for little kids to make table decorations that resemble turkeys.
Enchanted Learning Thanksgiving These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.
ABCTeach unit study Print out these pages from ABCTeach to have a complete unit study for a young child.
Turkey Booklet Create this easy and colorful booklet in your home and write down what you are most thankful for this year.
Thanksgiving on the Net stories of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving, turkeys to take home, holiday pictures for the kids to print and color, tasty holiday recipes and e-greeting cards to send your friends and family
Thanksgiving Family Fun crafts, family fun, clipart and much more
Thanksgiving Traditions & History history, traditions, and customs
The Pilgrims 1621 Thanksgiving
Mayflower History Mayflower history including a passenger list.
Thanksgiving lesson ideas articles, lesson ideas, site reviews, books, crafts, clipart and much more
DLTK's Thanksgiving Crafts crafts, activities, recipes and much more
Bountiful Thanksgiving history, crafts, activities, parades, and much more
Thanksgiving activities for the younger grades
Teacher Planet's Thanksgiving Page links to lessons, units, worksheets, clip art and other resources
Thanksgiving mini unit Kindergarten level--Thanksgiving mini unit
Thanksgiving Lesson Plans & Activities activities for all grades
Thanksgiving Theme books, music, and tons of links
Mr. Donn's Thanksgiving Page lesson plans and activities on Pilgrims and Native Americans
Crayola's Thanksgiving Activities crafts, activities and lesson plans
Thanksgiving story on pdfs
History of Thanksgiving –first Thanksgiving table manners and the type of meal.
Day in the life of kids at the Plimouth Plantation1st grade lesson plan
Myths & Realities of Thanksgiving facts on the first Thanksgiving
1st Thanksgiving kdg./1st grade level unit of crafts, activities and lessons.
Wampanoag history (Native American group—New England)
Books: (this is just a small selection of the books that are available)
~~A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
~~Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’
~~A Turkey for Thanksgiving
~~The First Thanksgiving
~~Don’t Know Much about Pilgrims
~~If You Were At the First Thanksgiving
~~Its Thanksgiving (I Can Read Book 3)
~~P is for Pilgrim: A Thanksgiving Alphabet
~~Thanksgiving on Thursday(Magic Tree House Book)
~~The Story of Thanksgiving
~~The Mayflower Secret: William Bradford (Trailblazer Books #26) (older kids book or read aloud)
~~If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620
~~Sarah Morton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Girl
~~Samuel Eaton’s Day: day in the life of a Pilgrim Boy
**We Gather Together
**For the Beauty of the Earth
**Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
**Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
- Acrostic Poem using “Thanksgiving”
- Imagine yourself on the Mayflower write a story about what life is like on the Mayflower
- Create your own first Thanksgiving feast, cook up some of the dishes that the Pilgrims ate on that day.
- Make a turkey craft
- Make a book of blessings---shape book from abc teach.
- Do a Thanksgiving themed Lapbook
Facts/People/Terms to know:
Governor William Bradford
Life on the Plantation
Foods that were served at 1st Thanksgiving
Hardships of the Pilgrims
How did the Indians help the Pilgrims?